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2007 Stories by Annie Zaleski

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  • About a Song

    published October 11, 2007

    In the new Kurt Cobain documentary, About a Son, the trio's music is noticeably absent. Instead, director A.J. Schnack lets Cobain tell... More >>

  • PJ Harvey

    published October 4, 2007

    Sometimes, the simplest music is the most affecting. So it goes with PJ Harvey's new studio album, White Chalk, which often feels like a... More >>

  • The Piano Man

    published August 2, 2007

    I caught up with famed singer/songwriter Ben Folds recently and chatted about the ten-year anniversary of the release of Ben Folds Five's... More >>

  • Interpol

    published July 19, 2007

    Interpol's major-label debut, Our Love to Admire, isn't as monochrome (or monotonous) as its previous two albums. "Pioneer to the Falls"... More >>

  • Smashing Pumpkins

    published July 5, 2007

    Those of you hoping that the Smashing Pumpkins´ comeback record is an unmitigated disaster will be disappointed: It´s not. Those of you... More >>

  • Björk

    published May 10, 2007

    Although her flamboyant outfits have never been polite, Björk's past few albums certainly have been. The ice-crystal percussion and melodies... More >>

  • Nine Inch Nails

    published May 3, 2007

    Leave it to Trent Reznor — one of the few musicians who doesn't need to hype his art by this point — to trump every other viral marketer... More >>

  • Avril Lavigne

    published April 26, 2007

    Those who think that pop-music junkies represent music fandom's lowest-common denominator should read the comments left on iTunes about Avril... More >>

  • Modest Mouse

    published March 22, 2007

    Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr knows a little something about dealing with strong-willed vocalists (ahem, Morrissey), so it's no surprise that... More >>

  • Arcade Fire

    published March 8, 2007

    Arcade Fire's Neon Bible is a dense, academic, and ultimately rewarding album fixated on questions of spirituality, religion, and the... More >>

  • Fall Out Boy

    published February 1, 2007

    Fall Out Boy is its own best friend and its own worst enemy. But subpar live shows, photos of bassist Pete Wentz's penis, and Internet fights with... More >>

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