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250 word album review: Eels – The Deconstruction

The last couple Eels albums have had some interesting turns. Mark Oliver Everett (“E”) has always made Eels music a hot and cold mix of uptempo songs and some slower songs but over the past couple albums the slower songs … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Okkervil River – In The Rainbow Rain

Okkervil River has deservingly built up a great and loyal following. They’ve done this with singer/cornerstone of the band Will Sheff leading the way exposing his heart and soul in his writing. The casual observer might think Sheff and company … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Beck – Colors

I expected this to be one of the most disappointing albums of all time after hearing a couple singles. The songs “Wow” and “Up All Night” found my ears and I was instantly repulsed. The fact that this record has … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Toadies – The Lower Side of Uptown

The Toadies don’t break any ground with their new album “The Lower Side of Uptown” but they definitely are in a place in their career where they really don’t need to either. They still rely on heavy guitar hooks tearing … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Esmé Patterson – We Were Wild

Esmé Patterson takes you a little off guard at first. Her music is mellow but there is plenty of interesting guitar play throughout her album “We Were Wild” and the songs  consistently settle into good rocking grooves. On the album opener “Feel … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: The Strokes – Comedown Machine

Sometimes you really want to like an album and you just can’t. I hate being the person that wants a band to just sound like they used to; but sometimes you just can’t help it. After slowly losing interest in … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Eric Sommer + Solar Flares – Rainy Day Karma

Eric Sommer is an extraordinary guitar player. His album with the Solar Flares Rainy Day Karma is a supreme showcase of his talents with that instrument in his hands. The album is a bluesy collection of 10 songs that go beyond Sommer’s … Continue reading

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