Review: Zoot Woman – Star Climbing

Review: Zoot Woman – Star Climbing
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Zoot Woman = Fischerspooner – Felix Da Housecat + Blur … read more

Review: The Mynabirds – Generals: Remixed

Review: The Mynabirds – Generals: Remixed
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With its many great hooks and swagger, Laura Burhenn’s sophomore album under her Mynabirds moniker was a prime candidate for remixing, and the six choices here (expanded digitally from four available on vinyl) are well served.  … read more

Review: Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines
Review: Pet Shop Boys – Electric

Review: Pet Shop Boys – Electric
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With so much EDM glutting up the market—and so much of it disposable—it is nice when artists in the know produce dynamic versions of it, as if saying, “This is how it can be done.” … read more

Review: Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
Review: Museum Of Love – Self-Titled
Review: Alison Moyet – Live At Bush Hall & Changeling EPs

Review: Alison Moyet – Live At Bush Hall & Changeling...
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A simple, clean take of “When I Was Your Girl” reminds us what a dynamic live singer Moyet is, while a gorgeously delicate reading of “Filigree”—sans backing vocals—is not to be missed. … read more

“We Made A Miracle”: Erasure – World Be Gone

“We Made A Miracle”: Erasure – World Be Gone
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World Be Gone proves that the Clarke and Bell duo—rivetingly—still has much more to say. How lucky the pop world is for that! … read more

Review: Never Sol – Under Quiet

Review: Never Sol – Under Quiet
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Never Sol = Fiona Apple – Cat Power + Ennio Morricone … read more

Review: Jeffrey Novak – Lemon Kid

Review: Jeffrey Novak – Lemon Kid
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One assumes that the unintentionally yet appropriately titled opener, “Endless Repetition,” sounds like a first-stage demo on purpose, or that the title track is really dreadful, despite the briefly creative drumming that it starts with. … read more