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New Releases // 2.11.2011

“How to Be a Werewolf” Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will 3 out of 5 stars Ambient soundscapes abound in the space-rockers’ seventh album. Guitars weave in and out in “How to Be a Werewolf,” jutting through the ambient keyboard in eloquent strokes. Slowly picking up speed, steadily[Read More…]

by February 10, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Black Out While Listening to This Artistically Disjointed Clamor

The Go! Team is an apt name for this Brighton-based sextet. It’s perfect because from the beginning of the track list to the end of the album, Rolling Blackouts, the music just … goes. It has little rhyme or reason to it, and for the most part, it is utterly incomprehensible.[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments The Guide

In Defense of the Music Industry’s So-Called Digital Doomsday

It was a big week for music, y’all. We celebrated the would-be 80th birthday of soul king Sam Cooke and the 123rd of O.G. folk singer Leadbelly. Coachella released a lineup for a summer music festival that is quite unbelievable, as it lists almost every decent band to walk the[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Musical Illiteracy Plagues College Campuses

Imagine you were to discover that the favored reading material of the majority of students at a prestigious university were limited entirely to teen magazines. These hypothetical students like reading and many of them consider it one of their favorite activities. It is not poetry or novels that these students[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the R&B Sample

People love labels that break from the past: the New Deal, the New South, the next big thing, post-rock, post-modernism, post-everything. And music critics — myself included — are maybe the worst when it comes to the compulsive need to categorize the new and minute variations in their subjects, like[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide