Jason Horwitch

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  • 20 years ago | Music News

    Red Aunts #1 Chicken (Epitaph) Brutal Juice Mutilation Makes Identification Difficult (Interscope) The first thing you notice about the artwork for these discs is the blood: Red Aunts Angel, E.Z. Wider, Cougar and Sapphire are covered with it in t...

  • 20 years ago | Music News

    The Magnetic Fields The Charm of the Highway Strip (Merge) The 6ths Wasps' Nests (London) The man behind both of these projects is Stephin Merritt, whose unique pairings of obvious scenarios and basic instrumentation border on pop genius. But alth...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    We all know how swiftly and confidently time flies. Yet within the big picture, there are an infinite number of slower scenes capable of yielding riches if given the wise, insightful, detailed treatment they deserve. Such is the hunting ground of ...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Orange (Matador) Those of you who pick this up expecting an actual blues album likely will have a heart attack and die before the end of the first song. The blues idiom does make appearances here--almost every song ...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    Louis Armstrong Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: 1923-1934 (Columbia/Legacy) Now here's a guy plenty of contemporary listeners have misinterpreted. The current generation thinks of Armstrong mainly as the grinning, big-eyed, lovable sort who...

  • 21 years ago | Music News

    Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots (Atlantic) It seems a little unfair to rag on the Pilots. I mean, there are ripoff artists in every style of music, and many of these performers wind up being more successful than the true innovators of the ...