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1999 Stories by Dave Clifford

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  • Review

    published November 3, 1999

    Vue The Death of a Girl (GSL) The druggy, hedonistic glamour of '70s music and culture has profoundly affected the... More >>

  • Review

    published September 29, 1999

    Marc Almond Open All Night (Instinct) The former Soft Cell electro-pop crooner has always been slippery, but on his... More >>

  • Review

    published September 22, 1999

    The Promise Ring Very Emergency! (Jade Tree) A strange thing... More >>

  • Growing Pains

    published September 1, 1999

    It's not surprising that the band named after a larger-than-life icon representing the overstimulated pop culture of the '80s would aim to mimic... More >>

  • Reviews

    published July 14, 1999

    Various Artists Alright, This Time, Just the Girls (Sympathy for the Record Industry) Perhaps aiming to destroy the myth of the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 16, 1999

    Angels of Light While his countless post-punk contemporaries wallow in self-misery and miserable poetry, Michael Gira -- the former leader... More >>

  • Psychotic Reaction

    published June 16, 1999

    Everything about Oakland's Neurosis is overwhelming. The sextet's latest album, Times of Grace, is built around the suffocating sheets of... More >>

  • Reviews

    published June 9, 1999

    Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (550 Music/Epic) It's always interesting, though rarely pretty, to... More >>

  • Reviews

    published April 14, 1999

    Make-Up I Want Some (K) Exchanging pith for pizzazz, three former members of the clever hardcore-renaissance quintet Nation of... More >>

  • Reviews

    published March 10, 1999

    Country Teasers Destroy All Human Life (Fat Possum) When we think of misanthropic music, the first things to come to mind are... More >>

  • Hear This

    published March 10, 1999

    Ink and Dagger Meshing the social politics of hardcore punk with vampire themes may seem like an aesthetic stretch, but Philadelphia's Ink... More >>

  • Reviews

    published February 24, 1999

    Sebadoh The Sebadoh (Sub Pop/Sire) Over the last decade, Lou Barlow's band Sebadoh has become synonymous with the type of... More >>

  • Reviews

    published January 20, 1999

    (Young) Pioneers Free the (Young) Pioneers Now! (Lookout) It's a common misconception that punk rock is nihilistic and... More >>

  • Farewell to the Pathetic Aesthetic

    published January 13, 1999

    Ten years after his first tinkerings with a four-track recorder, Smog's Bill Callahan has traveled from Sacramento to Chicago to, on this day, a... More >>

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