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  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Regina Spektor's tricky tongue and fading Russian accent separate her from the ever-expanding crowd of Tori Amos/Fiona Apple wannabes who sport "funky" hats and own well-worn piano stools. Begin to Hope might be less histrionic than 2004's Soviet ...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    When Kamal "Radioinactive" de Iruretagoyena lets loose with a compressed rush of goobledygook here — see "Refrigerator" or "Trouble" — it's difficult to understand why this Los Angeles-based MC/producer hasn't yet managed to break out of...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Please excuse Nick Diamonds and Jaime T'ambour while they resurrect themselves. If you'll recall, they bought the proverbial farm at the conclusion of the Unicorns' landmark Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?, a sort of fey, goofy, indie-rock ...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    At long last rescued from the out-of-print wilderness, Sonic Youth's self-titled, under-heard debut reveals itself as quite the opposite of the festering, tonal Hades implied by subsequent records like Confusion Is Sex or Bad Moon Rising. Here we ...