Nigel Godrich

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Atoms for Peace's Amok: A First Listen

    Who's the audience for Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, and Flea's stutter-skip project Atoms for Peace? Well, me, probably. Preferring the contained chaos of Yorke's 2006 solo bow The Eraser (and his incredible cover of Miracle Legion's "All for the Best") to anything his Noted Rock Band has done over th ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    S.F.'s Birds & Batteries Look for the Light With New, Poppier Take on Electronic Folk

    Birds & Batteries have been making their own blend of electronic Americana, with a side of funk, since Mike Sempert came to San Francisco from Boston in 2006. His first album as Birds & Batteries, Selections from Nature vs. Nature, was built around home demos he made, but his melancholic take on lif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto: A First Listen

    ​ The No. 1 album in the country this week is by the biggest band on Earth. All is right with the world? Well, hold that thought. Unlike textural forbears U2 and Radiohead, much less the Clash or Nirvana, most people even willing to concede that Coldplay is a relevant force do not think it has ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2010
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    September 30, 2007
  • Music

    January 19, 2005

    Keep on Truckin'

    Times may be tough for Gomez, but three nights at the Fillmore proves you can't keep a good British band down

  • Music

    October 15, 2003

    Old Faithful

    Predictable, reliable, unforsakable -- the Strokes are back on the scene with this year's most anticipated follow-up

  • Music

    November 20, 2002


    Sea Change

  • Music

    December 12, 2001

    Cold Snap

    British duo Zero 7 rode its chill vibe to the top of the U.K. charts. But will its mellow electronica play in America?

  • Music

    July 7, 1999

    Two States

    Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg juggles growing up with his band (which isn't breaking up) and starting a local rock label

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