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CD REVIEW: Sigur Rós, Takk…

There is an exquisite beauty to the drag it produces, one that results, ultimately, in hope. Read More »

CD REVIEW: Death Cab for Cutie, Plans

An alternative take on Death Cab's major-label break out album. Read More »

CD REVIEW: Minus the Bear, Menos el Oso

This is not bad by any stretch of the imagination. Read More »

CD REVIEW: Coldplay, X&Y

Their reach exceeds their grasp. Thus, the usual adjectives: pretty, soaring, uplifting, and boring. Read More »

CD REVIEW: Nada Surf, Let Go

Metamorphoses are only sometimes good Read More »

CD REVIEW: Sufjan Stevens, Seven Swans

To call this ‘Christian Music’ seems a bit trite. True, Sufjan Stevens is a Christian, and the majority of his songs are about his faith, but I wouldn’t call this ‘Christian Music.’ That label carries far too much baggage (I’m thinking of unfortunate groups like Pax “like 311, only Jesus-centric!” 2:17), and it immediately inclines far too many to write ... Read More »

CD REVIEW: Lush, Split

It's always a good idea to keep a healthy selection of shoe-gazer pop lying around. Read More »

Best Nine of Aught-Four

I don't know about anyone else, but I think 2004 was a bad bad year for music. Read More »

CD REVIEW: Lauran Burhenn, Wanderlust

What's not to love about a local, independent musician? Read More »

CD REVIEW: Jim Guthrie, Now, More Than Ever

I first heard Jim Guthrie in a Starbucks, on one of their "Modern Grind" mixes. Read More »