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  • 6 years ago

    Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll desi...

  • 6 years ago

    Jovial Baltimore titan Dan Deacon has made his name with a glowing green skull, a ratty Fred Flintstone T-shirt and a joyous one-man electronic arsenal combining pulverizing volume, deft rhythmic complexity and childlike elation—like Steve R...

  • 7 years ago

    The new U2 record is pretty lousy, and that's lousy news for us all—devout fans, professional detractors and the defiantly indifferent alike. Your personal emotional investment (or lack thereof) notwithstanding, the rising tide of No Line on...

  • 7 years ago

    "The Fall Guy," by Jim Schutze, February 26 Start making sense Jim Schutze highlights what was a blatantly ridiculous stance by The Dallas Morning News editorial board. This is, of course, the same board that had a problem with Farmers Branch hold...

  • 7 years ago

    It's awfully tempting to make rash, inflammatory statements about Solange Knowles; to contend, for example, that while big sister Beyoncé has the dazzling singles, the scorched-earth howl and the megawatt tabloid royalty, the elder Knowles ...

  • 8 years ago

    CINEMATIC MASTERWORK Adam Sandler's profoundly disturbing resemblance to Bob Dylan in Reign Over Me. Though it is fun to imagine Bob singing, "It's cool to pee yo' pants." SOCIETAL CONUNDRUMS Wondering why anyone would knowingly watch a video clip...

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