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Jon Caramanica

April 30, 2007
Life After Life

How Mark Ronson parlayed his status as the city’s most ubiquitous D.J. into a real career.

September 11, 2006
Nashville Via the L.I.E.

Nashville Via the L.I.E. Mindy Smith sings for Long Island.

September 11, 2006
The Rapture Dig In

Pieces of the People We Love is a fiercely honed album of impassioned wailing; sharp, needling guitars; and herky-jerky beatsóthe sound of an accomplished band perfecting their craft and engaging their detractors by ignoring them.

June 12, 2006 | The Pop Music Review
Piano Woman

Meet Regina Spektor, the Strokes’ favorite Russian Jewish singer from the Bronx.

February 6, 2006 | Feature
Filter: What's Good About Ryan

Three albums in 2005, six in the four years prior, countless curios in betweenóRyan Adams, self-styled bard of the East Village, releases material at a maniacal pace.

May 23, 2005 | Pop Music Review
Tickle Me, Emo

Weezer plays peekaboo with songwriting formulas and the new pop earnestness.