Tag: Taylor Long

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Listening Booth: The Mars Volta, “The Bedlam in Goliath”

For five years now, the Mars Volta has colored the alternative rock scene with their hardcore-prog-jazz hybrid. They’ve represented...

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Concert Reviews, Music, Popdose

Joanna Newsom @ BAM, Thursday, Jan. 31st

A Joanna Newsom album has never sounded as good as she did when she played at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last Thursday. Even the most...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Five

We’ve been having a lot of fun here at Songs for the Dumped, but let us not forget that these are stories of heartache, woe, ache and...

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Lost MP3 of the Week: Two Gallants, “All Your Faithless Loyalties”

Among the many reasons why I love Two Gallants, one of the most prominent is the way their songs feel alive, as if they posses minds of...

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Listening Booth: Vampire Weekend, “Vampire Weekend”

Coming into their first full-length, Vampire Weekend are in the precarious position of having a reputation that precedes them. Before their...

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Listening Booth: Cat Power, “Jukebox”

Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) makes two ballsy moves with her new album, Jukebox, largely considered her second covers album, though it...

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Listening Booth: Chris Walla, “Field Manual”

Dear Chris Walla, As a longtime Death Cab for Cutie fan, I was pretty excited to hear about your solo album. By “longtime fan,”...

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Lost MP3 of the Week, Music

Lost MP3 of the Week: Foreigner, “Cold As Ice”

If there’s one major aspect of the rise of hipster irony (the only rule of which seems to be, basically, “so...

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Listening Booth: Kate Nash, “Made of Bricks”

Quirk is a risky thing to play with. If it’s not done in the right way or if it’s taken too far, it can seem insincere,...

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Listening Booth: Thao Nguyen & the Get Down Stay Down, “We Brave Bee Stings and All”

Not since the Riot Grrl movement has there likely been a better time for alternative female singer-songwriters. With the likes of Feist,...

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Listening Booth: Black Mountain, “In the Future”

The two biggest criticisms that Black Mountain’s In the Future is likely to receive are the following: 1. STONERS 2. They’re...

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Lost MP3 of the Week: Laura Nyro, “Gonna Take a Miracle”

There’s something so beautifully painful about “Gonna Take a Miracle.” In a way, she sounds almost happy about the hurt...

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Listening Booth: Finian McKean, “Monsters of the Deep Woods”

At first, Finian McKean’s Monsters of the Deep Woods seems deceptively simple, with its sparse acoustics and oblique lyrics. Each...

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Listening Booth: Lupe Fiasco, “The Cool”

Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, rapper Lupe Fiasco mixes sentimentality with harsh attacks on the hand that feeds him in his...