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2006 Stories by Annie Zaleski

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  • The Killers

    published October 5, 2006

    Judging by the Boss-like quivers and gravitas-filled sentiments on Sam's Town, Killers vocalist Brandon Flowers wants desperately to be... More >>

  • Making Adjustments

    published September 14, 2006

    Despite an endless audience for radio-friendly music, most pop-oriented artists eventually become bored with straightforward pop-music structures... More >>

  • Primal Scream and Kasabian

    published September 7, 2006

    Even when Primal Scream didn't match the creative heights reached by Screamadelica's rave-worthy blissouts or the electro-punk of... More >>

  • Numan Group

    published August 17, 2006

    In synth-pop circles, Gary Numan is the father, the son and the holy spirit -- thanks to his work with Tubeway Army in the late '70s and the... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published August 17, 2006

    Get these motherfucking emo bands off this motherfucking album. No, really: Get these motherfucking emo bands off this motherfucking album.... More >>

  • Family Ties

    published July 6, 2006

    Being the progeny of famous musicians isn't always a guaranteed ticket to stardom. For every Rufus Wainwright or Jakob Dylan, there's an Adam... More >>

  • Taking Back Sunday

    published April 20, 2006

    When you listen to Taking Back Sunday's third album, it's quite clear why the band's fan base consists mainly of adolescents. Like its... More >>

  • Morrissey

    published April 13, 2006

    It's often difficult to critically analyze a much-beloved artist, because the tendency is to excuse irksome traits or loathsome sonic detours... More >>

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    published March 30, 2006

    Before Karen O strutted, spit and cooed her way to indie-rock-icon status, Courtney Love was arguably the last dynamic female to front a rock... More >>

  • Mogwai

    published March 9, 2006

    Back in the early days of Mogwai's career, an album titled Mr. Beast would have matched the band's Category 5 noise hurricanes perfectly.... More >>

  • Morningwood

    published January 19, 2006

    Once you get past the sophomoric band name and the junior-high-level double entendres, Morningwood is pretty darned irresistible. The New York... More >>

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