Recordings

The Roots do you want more?!!!??! (DGC) The first thing you must understand about the Roots' debut is that there are no samples and…

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Southern Comfort Calling last week's South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, “a bacchanalian orgy of wine, women and song,” as one colleague…

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Thug Life Nearly a year after he was charged with a shooting death in L.A., T-Bone of Da Lench Mob was acquitted of murder…

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Down and dirty

Helium's Mary Timony takes us along on her descent into madness with The Dirt of Luck.

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Rrope Rrope (SMILEX) Cryptic and clamorous, San Francisco's Rrope joins the ever-growing phalanx of bands bent on creating seriously enigmatic sounds within the “rock”…

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RIP A rock casualty waiting to happen, former Replacements guitarist Bob Stinson had nine lives: He survived deadly drug binges, chronic alcoholism, suicidal depressions…

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Lois Bet the Sky (K RECORDS) A glossy national magazine recently informed me that Lois was “too twee” to merit a profile. This decision…

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