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Author Archives: Holly Hughes

Music Review: Motion City Soundtrack — My Dinosaur Life

Motion City Soundtrack safely survives the move to major-label status with its angst-ridden wit and whiplash tempos intact. Read More »

Music Review: Vampire Weekend – Contra

Indie darlings Vampire Weekend make a spirited bid to top the mega-success of their 2008 debut. Read More »

Music Review: Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard — One Fast Move and I’m Gone

Son Volt's Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard find something in common: Their inner Kerouacs. Read More »

Music Review: The Blind Boys of Alabama – Duets

Is there any kind of music that doesn't sound better with a cushion of gospel harmonies? Read More »

Music Review: Miss Tess – Darling, Oh Darling

Don't mistake this quirky singer-songwriter's latest CD for a standards songbook — they're all originals, in more ways than one. Read More »

Music Review: Keb’Mo’ – Live & Mo’

Keb' Mo's first indie-label outing may leave fans wanting Mo'. Read More »

Music Review: Charlie Wood — Flutter and Wow

Veteran blues-jazz-pop wunderkind moves beyond his Memphis base to woo a crossover audience. Read More »

Concert Review: Nick Lowe and Bill Kirchen at City Winery, NYC, 10/13/09

A masterclass in sly songcraft from one of Britain's best. Read More »

Music Review: The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love

With their long-awaited concept album, Portland's indie darlings defy the conventions of modern rock once again. Read More »

Book Review: Please Please Me by Gordon Thompson and Dusty! Queen of the Postmods by Annie J. Randall

Two college professors dissect the music of the 1960s British Invasion, with varying results. Read More »