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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: 1-2-3-4-Go! Records Wants to Expand

Music Links: 1-2-3-4-Go! Records Wants to Expand

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Music, The Past Imperfect

The Past Imperfect

There's a part in the recent Haruki Murakami novel Kafka on the Shore where two characters discuss a sonnet. It's a long and difficult song, rife with glaring imperfections, and the pair of listeners love it. One mentions that an…
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Music, Hear This The devil and death-metalheads

The devil and death-metalheads

Once there was a time when (pick one) punk/new wave/indie rock meant songs purged of anything suggesting proficiency, non-DIY, or classic album rock. Of late, though, indie bands have embraced the refined aspects of 1960s/'70s classics — Sufjan Stevens and…
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Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks Orange Crate Art (Warner Bros.) In his recent Beach Boys biography, The Nearest Faraway Place, Timothy White notes that the "unmanly" aspects of Brian Wilson's falsetto singing were "one of the biggest 'hangups' of…
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