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Film School has found its niche preserving the shoegazer aesthetic. The band recognizes that great pop songs sound much better when obscured by a mess of ear-splitting guitars. While the group has weathered frequent lineup changes, gear theft, and other…
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Music, Reviewed Amy Rigby

Amy Rigby

Way back when, some famous Brit rock singer rasped out a line about shuffling off this mortal coil before getting too long in the tooth -- of course, when he finally got old, he'd softened his stance somewhat. Rock 'n'…
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Music, Amy Rigby

Amy Rigby

Nashville's Amy Rigby is the latest in a fine tradition of female singer/songwriters who've made classic confessional records. For the uninitiated, "classic confessional record" is music-industry shorthand for a great album hardly anybody buys. Somewhere, a few lonely souls are…
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Amy Rigby Middlescence (Koch International) On 1996's Diary of a Mod Housewife, Amy Rigby was pushing 40 and running for her life. Singing sweetly, with a stunning batch of country-inflected hooks at her command, she was desperate to confront love,…
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John Williams Star Wars: A New Hope (RCA Victor) It occurs to me that if Ronald McDonald and his vast empire of cow grinders could only figure out a way to pretty up the cess from their franchise restrooms, they…
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