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Palookaville

1 Star One can reasonably ask what Fatboy Slim has to prove: after a disappointing commercial streak and a short split with his wife, Palookaville, his most recent full-length, sounds less like a statement and...
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There Will be a Light

4 Stars As a singer-songwriter with a soft spot for gospel music, Ben Harper brought The Blind Boys of Alabama with him on his recent European tour. They connected so well that Harper decided to record a coupl...
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This week in music

Part 2 of the 14th Annual Great Cover Up explored more obscure subjects than Part 1. Triple Whip opened as Nine Inch Nails and played "We're in This Together," "Closer," "Head like a Hole," "Hurt" and "Wish." T...
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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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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...