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Funeral

4 Stars The harsh, beautiful fever of a love story, a death story and a life story entwine the core of The Arcade Fire's music. These stories chorus and flow powerfully through the coming-of-age neighborhoods ...
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The Ultimate Collection

3 Stars During the glory days of MTV, when DJs sounded a little less practiced and videos more inventive, there were artists who lived by the music video and those who died by it. But, every once in a great wh...
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From Bronx blocks to the Hall of Rock

If we were to identify hip hop according to an age group, we would place it with the alienated Gen-Xers. The culture existed on New York City streets long before today's generation of hip-hoppers was conceived....
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Dean Wareham on Luna’s last leg

In the last 15 years or so, Dean Wareham has officially established himself as one of the indie-alternative pantheon's more striking musicians. During his tenure as singer and guitarist for Galaxie 500, he virt...
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Sound Ground #52

The 14th Annual Great Cover Up is over, and here is a roll call for the portion last week, part one of two. Joseph Donhowe of Emotional Rec Club began as Frank Sinatra and received an ovation for his gin-soaked...
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Record label gives local music a chance

Brian Eno once said that while hardly anyone bought Velvet Underground albums, all those that did started rock bands. Hardly anyone starts their own record label, either, but those who do gain valuable experien...