Brad Tyer

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  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Big Head Todd & the Monsters Beautiful World (Revolution) A new Big Head Todd album? Well, sort of. These are certainly new songs--or at least songs that haven't turned up on previous albums credited to the band. (Three cuts bear 1989 copyrights.)...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    jb3 Close Grind (NovaMute) When reviewers outside the techno press take to an electronic dance record, it's usually because the disc is warmer than the average machine-driven platter--a long-player whose simulated humanity gives it a life both on ...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Built to Spill Perfect From Now On (Warner Bros.) Just when you thought the alterna-sound was completely played out, along comes Perfect From Now On to remind you that good music transcends trends--even ones it might be considered a part of. Idaho...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Anti-Flag Die for the Government (New Red Archives) Punk nostalgia right down to the fake Limey accents. I take it about as seriously as I take Sha Na Na. Musicianship: D-minus. Originality: F. Listening pleasure: F. --Dana Collins Plexi Cheer Up ...

  • 19 years ago | Music News

    Ivo Perelman + "Cama de Terra" (Homestead) Oranj Symphonette Plays Mancini (Gramavision) The phrase "forward into the past" is such an obvious (and amusing) contradiction that the comedy troupe Firesign Theatre used it as the title of a Seventies-...