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Chiaroscuro – I Break Horses

Rating: 6/10 It’s the year 1988 and you’re in your senior year of high school; the few hours that had been talked up your entire secondary-education career are almost over. The sweat is starting to tickle against the skin of your back and you can easily distinguish who is wearing[...]


Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

Rating: 7/10 Opening with a song reminiscent of the not so long past era in which good songs became the background of nearly every commercial in the continental U.S., an era which some would call the “glory days” (if these commercials weren’t so well funded and so often played), Mac[...]



8/10 The first listen I had to both this artist and this album, which are conveniently of the same name, was on what many of those who are close to me would describe as my favorite radio-station, NPR. But that story is for a different time and a different place.[...]

Current 93

Current 93 – I am The Last of All The Field That Fell

Rating: 4/10 For a band with the word ‘current’ in the name, it certainly is fairly ancient. David Tibet has kept this name around for just over 30 years, and frankly, it is time to let what is dying lay to rest. Don’t get me wrong–the music is beautiful. The[...]

The String Cheese Incident - Song in my Head

The String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head

6.5/10 The String Cheese Incident is a band that sounds like what would happen if Phish, Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, and Return to Forever all got together and just jammed. The band steadily released both studio and live albums from 1997-2005, but Song In My Head is their first[...]