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2005 Stories by Andrew Marcus

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  • System of a Down

    published December 8, 2005

    One of the most original bands ever to gain a bankable following is beginning to sound too comfortable in its self-invented genre. Not that any... More >>

  • The Darkness

    published December 1, 2005

    Anyone confused by 2003's worldwide Darkness phenomenon--How does a band this goofy compete with U2 on the charts?--shall remain so. The... More >>

  • Junk Science

    published November 24, 2005

    The hip-hop of everyday life is rare these days--that is, unless your "everydays" are spent hustling, bullet-dodging and achieving mythic sex. For... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 17, 2005

    How strange--in a musical climate that gives a new Neil Diamond CD all the promotion in the world, the newly released soul-throwback I Believe... More >>

  • Deerhoof

    published November 10, 2005

    When it comes to good music that's best in small doses, the problem is one of extremes--consider They Might Be Giants (too cute), Zappa (too... More >>

  • The Dwarves

    published November 3, 2005

    No doubt, gentle reader, reports of violence elicit in you the appropriate sense of sympathy for the victim. Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme,... More >>

  • Second Time Around

    published September 8, 2005

    The first meeting of the Posies' co-frontmen, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, seemed to have gone well enough. Age 13 and 14 respectively, they met... More >>

  • Knitters' Circle

    published August 25, 2005

    As a founding member of the Knitters, John Doe is often credited as one of the inventors of alt-country. Just don't tell him that. "Hogwash,"... More >>

  • Joe Strummer Revisited

    published August 4, 2005

    Here's a cultural riddle: Take an icon of a major pop movement and pretend the movement never happened: Ice Cube without gangsta rap, Ken Kesey... More >>

  • System of a Down

    published May 19, 2005

    Daron Malakian and Serj Tankian may not be the first to have read media critic Danny Schechter while pumping Slayer. But on Mezmerize,... More >>

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