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Music Review Archive

February 21, 2011
Lady England

PJ Harvey addresses her country’s history of war with mordant wit and a beat you can (almost) dance to.

February 14, 2011
Sonic Bloom

Britain’s James Blake made esoteric electronic music, when all he really wanted to do was sing.

January 31, 2011
Despicable Familiarity

I knew I would like the oddball indie band Destroyer. Which is exactly why I avoided it.

November 22, 2010
Dirtbag Rock

Salem’s nasty sound is sparking debate among indie fans, who like their bands a little more scrubbed.

November 15, 2010
Drama Kings

New albums by Kid Cudi and Cee Lo Green present the highs and lows of manly oversharing.

December 7, 2009
A Very Dylan Christmas

Going electric was one thing. But going Andy Williams?

November 23, 2009
Miles of Miles

The astonishingly diverse jazz legend gets the boxed set he deserves.

May 18, 2009
Let There Be Doom

The paradoxically soothing effects of very, very heavy metal.

March 2, 2009
Out of Time

M. Ward is indie rock’s great bashful hope.

February 23, 2009
Lighting the Fuse

Brooklyn’s Right on Dynamite is the party for now.

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