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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    It's barely a minute into Mogwai's fourth LP before we get a breathtaking glimpse of all that makes the group stand out from its postrock brethren. After a plaintive guitar passage kicks off "Hunted by a Freak," the song suddenly ascends to the he...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Artists who evoke darker moods and emotions have a tough time of it in the United States. Whereas overseas listeners can place such music into a broader artistic context (after all, the movie 24 Hour Party People made the connection between Joy Di...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Belgian-born Natacha Atlas has been impressing the rest of the world since the mid-1980s. Her forlorn, aching vocals on solo LPs like Halim and Gedida have graced the recordings of artists as varied as Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, a...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    The personality of a postmodern pop group is not so much split as it is severed. There are tons of musical styles from which to pick and choose, so all that a clever and imaginative musician needs to do is to figure out how to piece them all toget...