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2005 Stories by Sam Machkovech

Archives: 2006 | 2005
  • Madonna

    published December 1, 2005

    With Confessions on a Dance Floor, Madonna makes progress in returning to form after the preachy, pale American Life, but this... More >>

  • Animal Collective

    published October 27, 2005

    Call a band's style of music "freak folk" for long enough and eventually they'll get tired of it. That's the lesson to take from Animal... More >>

  • Broken Social Scene

    published October 20, 2005

    In 2002, Broken Social Scene didn't have much to prove. Most members of the Toronto collective were already playing in other Canadian indie bands... More >>

  • Sufjan Stevens

    published July 14, 2005

    Say it with me: SOOF-yahn. Last year, you could get away with mispronouncing the symphonic-folk songwriter's first name; his previous two records,... More >>

  • Foo Fighters

    published July 7, 2005

    Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters have made a career of delivering some of the most solid if uninspiring American pop-rock in the past decade, but In... More >>

  • Gorillaz

    published June 2, 2005

    A word of caution to the 20 diehard Gorillaz fans who have held on since the "cartoon band" debuted four years ago: Blur's Damon Albarn is the... More >>

  • Words of Wu-dom

    published March 3, 2005

    The Wu-Tang Clan shouldn't still exist. In an industry in which today's rap superstars become tomorrow's MC Hammer, nine Staten Island MCs pulled... More >>

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