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  • 10 years ago

    How can an Elliott Smith tribute album go wrong? The guy was practically deified before his apparent suicide in 2003, and the exaltation has only continued since. But such homage presents a dilemma: Adding too much of a new twist to Smith's songs ...

  • 11 years ago

    I came dangerously close to insanity last year when I heard that Spoon's new record wouldn't be out until 2005. I was nearing straitjacket territory when a friend slid Robbers on High Street's EP Fine Lines my way; the quartet's lo-fi syncopated, ...

  • 11 years ago

    San Diego's Unwritten Law wears its drama on its tattered, beer-stained sleeve. Rehab, girl problems, band infighting--it's all here. Maintaining cred is always an issue with a punk band, but UL has earned enough points with real-life exploits--he...

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