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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. John Barry: Appreciating the Composer's Widespread Legacy

R.I.P. John Barry: Appreciating the Composer's Widespread Legacy

British composer John Barry has died at age 77 of a heart attack, leaving behind three ex-wives and a widow, four Grammys, a few Oscars, an Order of the British Empire, and -- most importantly -- a wealth of lush,…
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Music, Reviewed Halou

Halou

On its third album Wholeness and Separation, S.F. trio Halou finds strength in surface and texture. Ethereal sounds unfurl like gossamer, and Rebecca Coseboom sings on "Tubefed," "We appeal to your basic nature ... You won't have to think too…
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Sneaker Pimps Becoming X (Virgin) Nostradamus' Centuries predicts a second wave to the British Invasion. Many sages mistakenly interpreted the Second Invasion to have come in the form of Boy George and the Haircut 100s (aye-yi-yi). Other prophets announced it…
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Sneaker Pimps Imagine an Alfred Hitchcock thriller -- meticulously prepared but deliberately eerie and emotionally evasive -- rebirthed as a present-day pop song, with all the sonically acquisitive tendencies of that form. That's the Sneaker Pimps in a discipline-crossing nutshell.…
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