Dylan Siegler

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  • 12 years ago

    With Where Shall You Take Me, Damien Jurado has pared down his craft to reveal a gift similar to Bruce Springsteen's on Nebraska--the ability to render an old soul's stories in a youthful voice. This is not necessarily Jurado's own experience, but...

  • 12 years ago

    Scruffy Manchurian Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, is as lovable as he is erratic. His debut, The Hour of the Bewilderbeast, won him the British Mercury Prize (like a Grammy, but cool) and launched him stateside; its scattered, sometimes-orch...

  • 12 years ago

    While young San Francisco married duo Mates of State's second full-length, 2001's Our Constant Concern (Polyvinyl), couldn't accurately be called "dark," their latest, September's Team Boo, manages such a sunny smile it's difficult to remember whe...

  • 12 years ago

    If you are one of the 75,000-plus people who bought Neutral Milk Hotel's last album, the first thing you will think when you hear the Decemberists is this: Damn, that guy sings like Jeff Mangum from Neutral Milk Hotel. If you are like me, you will...

  • 12 years ago

    Only the Clientele could write a song called "House on Fire" that evokes no urgency, heat or danger. It shuffles along at about the same unworried pace as the rest of the trio's The Violet Hour--technically their full-length debut, since 2000's Su...

  • 13 years ago

    Whatever the Vancouver-based New Pornographers' actual expectations were for their 1999 debut, Mass Romantic, it sounded like an album they recorded for their own amusement. Not that it's lo-fi--far from it--it just emanates a secret mirth, as if ...


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