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2007 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

    published December 13, 2007

    Retro soul's got to be damn fine to justify its existence, since the stuff it's modeled on is readily available for listening pleasure to... More >>

  • Coheed and Cambria

    published November 29, 2007

    So much about Coheed and Cambria's work cries out for ridicule: the '70s-art-rock-derived instrumental wankery, the skyscraping,... More >>

  • Kid Rock

    published November 1, 2007

    It's lucky for Kid Rock that he's an egomaniacal dipshit, because otherwise his music would be about as memorable as a Molly Hatchet... More >>

  • Bruce Springsteen

    published October 25, 2007

    Magic is being hyped as Springsteen's rocking return to his classic period, and that's understandable: The album contains lots of... More >>

  • Velvet Revolver Seeks Libertad

    published October 4, 2007

    The good news: Slash's photo appeared on the August 9 cover of Rolling Stone just as his current band, Velvet Revolver, was... More >>

  • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

    published October 4, 2007

    Given the advances in digital studio equipment, cutting an album in analog can be both more difficult and more expensive than using readily... More >>

  • Rilo Kiley

    published September 13, 2007

    Jenny Lewis may like the critical cred that came with recording for indies such as Saddle Creek, but the former child actress (she survived... More >>

  • Minus the Bear

    published August 30, 2007

    In all the hoopla over the influence of '60s and '70s art rock on some of today's most interesting bands, one salient fact is frequently... More >>

  • Common

    published August 23, 2007

    Unlike many of his rap contemporaries, Lonnie Rashid "Common" Lynn Jr. has matured artistically — but he did have a head start. When he... More >>

  • Flyleaf

    published August 9, 2007

    Straight outta Belton, Texas, Flyleaf is a teen-angst quintet that aims to inspire through depression. Lead singer Lacey Mosley's lyrics are... More >>

  • Tech N9ne

    published August 9, 2007

    "I write my life as it progresses, as it gets worse — whatever," says Aaron Yates, under his nom de plume Tech N9ne. "I'm like a... More >>

  • Velvet Revolver

    published August 9, 2007

    As with Contraband, the first Velvet Revolver CD, Libertad is an amalgam of its influences: some good (Guns N' Roses), others... More >>

  • Lily Allen

    published March 15, 2007

    Alright is a love-loathe proposition. Plenty of listeners will be enchanted by Allen's defiantly casual singing, cool-girl vocabulary, and... More >>

  • Future Jazz Project

    published January 18, 2007

    Jazz and hip-hop once constituted a popular combination thanks to the likes of Gang Starr and A Tribe Called Quest. And while the mainstream has... More >>

  • 2PAC

    published January 4, 2007

    Every syllable Tupac Shakur uttered near a microphone constitutes a potential sample, and a decade after he hit the grave, his estate's caretakers... More >>

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