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Music, Lonely holiday: Grillade finds soul in a Christmas song

Lonely holiday: Grillade finds soul in a Christmas song

Christmas music has soul. Sure, you could dismiss the festive genre as a cloying mix of schmaltzy lyrics, tired references to comically named reindeer, and saccharine sentiments about returning to one's place of origin. And sure, Mariah Carey's recently rekindled…
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Derivative, repetitive, insipid, insincere, and pandering, Songs About Girls also has the worst insert booklet in recent memory — seven pages of mugging in a checkered suit. Actually, the first song, "Over," a lover's lament featuring a sample from…
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Music, Reviewed Her Space Holiday

Her Space Holiday

"In a dream you called me up and asked me quietly if I would like to meet you for a drink, but when I got there you just looked at me as you spoke to yourself," Marc Bianchi sings on…
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The Jackson 5 Pre-History: The Lost Steeltown Recordings (Inverted/Brunswick) Alex Chilton 1970 (Ardent) "I wish I wish I was a fish/ I would jump about just like trout." That's a poem I wrote when I was 5 years old that…
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