CD Reviews

Review: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside — <i>Untamed Beast</i>

Review: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside — Untamed Beast

Paste Magazine called her a “lost librarian,” but Sallie Ford shouldn’t be giving you overdue book notices anytime soon, for two reasons. The first is her venom on Untamed Beast is frightening, surprising, and satisfying. As her fantastic band stomps around from one track to

Alex Hall

February 21st, 2013

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Review: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside — Untamed Beast

Review: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside — Untamed Beast

Paste Magazine called her a “lost librarian,” but Sallie Ford shouldn’t be giving you overdue book notices anytime soon, for two reasons. The first is her venom on Untamed Beast is frightening, surprising, and satisfying. As her fantastic band stomps around from one track to

Alex Hall

February 21st, 2013

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Review: Jamie Lidell — <i>Jamie Lidell</i>

Review: Jamie Lidell — Jamie Lidell

There was a compilation of electronic music the record label Warp released many years ago, and on the cover was a robot reclining in a chair listening to music through his headphones. That image describes many of Warp’s bands: stationary, subtle, head music. Not so for Jamie

Alex Hall

February 21st, 2013

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Review: Jamie Lidell — Jamie Lidell

Review: Jamie Lidell — Jamie Lidell

There was a compilation of electronic music the record label Warp released many years ago, and on the cover was a robot reclining in a chair listening to music through his headphones. That image describes many of Warp’s bands: stationary, subtle, head music. Not so for Jamie

Alex Hall

February 21st, 2013

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Review: Ian Pooley — <i>What I Do</i>

Review: Ian Pooley — What I Do

Ian Pooley is a very hard-working producer and DJ. Not only has he released 11 albums since 1993, he has recorded dozens of singles under his name or at least 13 other alter egos. German-born, Pooley takes many cues from other countries, especially Brazil, and on his new ...

Alex Hall

February 15th, 2013

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Review: Ian Pooley — What I Do

Review: Ian Pooley — What I Do

Ian Pooley is a very hard-working producer and DJ. Not only has he released 11 albums since 1993, he has recorded dozens of singles under his name or at least 13 other alter egos. German-born, Pooley takes many cues from other countries, especially Brazil, and on his new ...

Alex Hall

February 15th, 2013

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Daphni — JIAOLONG

Daphni — JIAOLONG

Caribou is from Ontario. So is Manitoba. Now, Daphni is too. They are all pet bands headed by Dan Snaith, a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and doctor of mathematics who toured with Radiohead this year. Caribou isn’t really the thing you’d play in a discotheque, but ...

Alex Hall

October 12th, 2012

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Daphni — <i>JIAOLONG</i>

Daphni — JIAOLONG

Caribou is from Ontario. So is Manitoba. Now, Daphni is too. They are all pet bands headed by Dan Snaith, a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and doctor of mathematics who toured with Radiohead this year. Caribou isn’t really the thing you’d play in a discotheque, but ...

Alex Hall

October 12th, 2012

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Review: TKTTSM — TKTTSM

If the band is an acronym for anything, it could very well be “The Killer Tittering Triage of Sado-Masochism,” since this band is both cute and disgusting. Girl pop that could very well frame a Mandy Moore rom-com morphs surprisingly into punk that could complement a Slits ...

Alex Hall

September 20th, 2012

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Review: TKTTSM — TKTTSM

If the band is an acronym for anything, it could very well be “The Killer Tittering Triage of Sado-Masochism,” since this band is both cute and disgusting. Girl pop that could very well frame a Mandy Moore rom-com morphs surprisingly into punk that could complement a Slits ...

Alex Hall

September 20th, 2012

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