Clarence Clemons Portrait

Goodbye, Big Man

written by: Tyler Remmert on June 27, 2011

Clarence Clemons was almost more important than Bruce Springsteen himself

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Cloud Listening

written by: Tyler Remmert on June 16, 2011

You no longer own your music and it no longer says anything about you. You are just a traveller in a sea, controlled by a nonexistent bank, somewhere up in the sky.

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Green Day vs. Blink-182

written by: Tyler Remmert on June 10, 2011

For having remarkably different careers, the two groups are always, and rightly, compared to each other.

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Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts

written by: Tyler Remmert on June 3, 2011

Demolished Thoughts is, more than likely, exactly what it should be. But in a world where the standard has been raised for great folk-pop, exactly what it should be frequently doesn’t seem like enough.

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Cass McCombs Wit's End Album Cover

Cass McCombs – Wit’s End

written by: Tyler Remmert on May 6, 2011

As a traditional folk storyteller, McCombs’ verses are often knotted mysteries, accessible to only the most attuned listener.

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Rebecca Black Friday

A Song for Every Day

written by: Tyler Remmert on May 6, 2011

We get it—Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is an awful, terrible song. But let’s not forget that the song is about one of the most anticipated days of the week.

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Girl Fight: Europe FTW

written by: Tyler Remmert on May 4, 2011

Lady Gaga has arrived to ruin pop music forever, with trailer-trash icon Ke$ha and good Christian bitch Katy Perry on her leash, ready to clear out the opposition for her takeover of radio, but a trio of women seems equally hell-bent on saving us from ourselves

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Straylight Run self-titled album cover

The Only Difference …

written by: Tyler Remmert on March 11, 2011

In the wake of the fallout surrounding Taking Back Sunday in 2004, one would expect John Nolan to use Straylight Run as a way to unleash his anger. And he did, just not in the way everyone expected him to…

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Saigon Greatest Story Never Told Album Cover

Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told

written by: Tyler Remmert on March 9, 2011

Saigon is a great example of an occasionally clever rapper who spouts about the things he lives, but his long-anticipated debut album seems like a gelatinous smattering of meaningless verses piqued by perhaps the greatest work Just Blaze has ever done.

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Faust Something Dirty Album Cover

Faust – Something Dirty

written by: Tyler Remmert on March 4, 2011

When listening to Something Dirty, one gets the feeling that they’re listening to a grab bag, almost a odds n’ sods collection of Faust’s ideas that never quite made it past the cutting room table. Just so, the record reveals itself to be a “pick a few, leave the rest” treasure trove.

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Bright Eyes The People's Key Album Cover

Bright Eyes – The People’s Key

written by: Tyler Remmert on March 3, 2011

While Nate Wolcott and Mike Mogis have never sounded better, The People’s Key somehow feels like its own soapbox. Conor Oberst is at his most pretentious, and it’s almost hard to hear.

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