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Pitchfork recently unleashed its “50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time” list, which made this writer alternately nod in agreement, smirk in mild disagreement and shake his head violently at some of the more confounding choices and omissions ...



The Michigan underground supergroup quartet Chatoyant has a peculiar and somewhat unlikely gathering of individuals with backgrounds in a huge variety of genres. To run down the list, you’ve got James Baljo (a.k.a. “Crazy Jim”), the guitarist ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Record Reviews

Any In this day and age, when a mind-boggingly immense amount of music can be heard for free, in an instant, on Spotify, YouTube and other sources, it’s certainly a valid thought to question the role of a music critic—where’s the need to ... more

Oct 5, 2016 11:04 AM Record Reviews

The Carl W. Buechner quote “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel” was made about how people are disturbed, not by things, but by the feelings triggered by those things. more

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Record Reviews

Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line is an Americana band based out of Nashville, that works under the Blue Pig record label. While their newest EP, Wake, was released early last year, it has had lasting impact. The group is very talented ... more

Sep 21, 2016 11:59 AM Record Reviews

In 2010, the New Haven, Conn. noise-pop band Procedure Club released Doomed Forever, one of those great, overlooked albums that flew under the radar, chock full of insanely catchy, gloriously messy distortion-obsessed numbers that took the ... more

Sep 14, 2016 12:37 PM Record Reviews

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