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The New Pornographers

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Five Songs, 8/7/2022

Einstürzende Neubauten, "Stella Maris" Ende Neu felt like a bit of a reset for the band, which makes some sense after one of the founding members departed. There's a lot more things on here that you'd characterize as songs, even nice ones. That's not to...

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Five Songs, 4/18/2022

Pussy Galore, "Handshake" Somehow, Pussy Galore manages to sound greasy. Some of that is the trashy production - the clattering drums, the bullhorn vocals, the squalling guitars. But even beyond that, there's a feel to things that kind of make you feel like you need...

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Five Songs, 10/14/2021

Descendents, "Victim of Me" At this point, with the release of 9th & Walnut, the Descendents have now released as many studio albums after their breakup as pre-breakup (4). Does it even make sense to think of their career in two phases any more? I suppose...

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Five Songs, 1/8/2021

Einstürzende Neubauten, "Nagorny Karabach" Alles Wieder Offen ("All Open Again") represents Neubauten fully completing their new model of creating albums. In 2002, Neubauten wanted to get themselves total creative freedom to create the music they wanted, without any label interference. They managed to get 2,...

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Five Songs, 9/16/2020

Yo La Tengo, "Raw Power" Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics is a compilation of Yo La Tengo's fundraising appearances for WFMU where the band plays whatever songs are requested. You can usually tell when it's a song they're more familiar with than others,...