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  • 7 years ago

    On 2007's Strawberry Jam, experimental noise-making weirdos Animal Collective glided on the outskirts of dreamy indie-pop. The band's ninth album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, is still frolicking in the clouds, skimming the surface of Beach Boys-st...

  • 7 years ago

    A couple of years ago, The Hush Sound was just another boy-girl emo band from Chicago. The four kids, all barely out of their teens, did the usual bump-and-grind with the industry: They released a couple of albums, they made videos, they toured, t...

  • 7 years ago

    On last year's Under the Blacklight, Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett celebrated the end of their relationship. The one-time couple called it quits just before recording the indie-pop band's fourth album, which documents the breakup in s...

  • 7 years ago

    Way back in 1996, Robyn reached the Top 10 with "Do You Know (What It Takes)." She followed it up a year later with another big hit, "Show Me Love." And then she disappeared. This comeback album by the thin-voiced but spunky singer, who's now 28, ...

  • 7 years ago

    Hard to believe that 2008 is already four months old. It seems that only yesterday we were counting the days till our New Year's Day hangover would subside. As we take stock of some of the past three months' hits (Jack Johnson catches his biggest ...

  • 7 years ago

    Columbus, Ohio's Times New Viking takes a cue from fellow Ohioans Guided by Voices, recording fuzzy indie-rock under a thick gauze of guitar noise. There's little to no production on the feedback-soaked Rip It Off, which includes zero bass or bott...