Elbow (Musical Group)

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    June 6, 2008
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    January 17, 2008


    The best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.

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    September 13, 2007
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    June 7, 2007
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    January 18, 2007

    Andy Partridge

    XTC's fuzzy warbler is a pop genius.

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    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the year’s national bests.

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    December 7, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    April 13, 2006

    Where You Been?

    The alt-rock pioneers in Dinosaur Jr. return to the freak scene as seniors.

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    February 23, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

    The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.

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    October 20, 2005

    Hit Pic

    The Photo Atlas prepares to dance its way across the country.

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    October 13, 2005

    Four on the Floor

    Post-punk pioneer Gang of Four still loves a man in uniform.

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    June 9, 2005

    Forward Into the Past

    The Futureheads look back in admiration.

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    May 26, 2005

    Art Throb

    Pit er Pat brings a warm pulse to its spare, conceptual pop.

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    May 19, 2005

    Gang of Four

    Entertainment! (Warner Bros./Rhino)

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    April 21, 2005

    Bloc Party

    Silent Alarm (Vice)

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    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.

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    December 23, 2004

    Moovers and Shakers

    In 2004, Mootown's best and brightest gave us something to write home about.

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    July 15, 2004


    Live Series (Self-released)

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    June 10, 2004

    Wright of Passage

    Juggling pain, loss, hope and rage, Shannon Wright just wants a little truth.

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    October 30, 2003

    Knock 'Em Dead

    Killing Joke's ghoulish rock has the last laugh.

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    September 18, 2003

    Shriek and Spell

    Q and Not U deconstructs the ABCs of punk rhetoric.

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    September 11, 2003

    Digging Roots

    The Court and Spark unearths country rock's past to find its future.

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    July 24, 2003

    Punk of Ages

    Down by Law's Dave Smalley still emits a positive charge.

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    May 22, 2003


    To the Rooftops (Gern Blandsten)

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    February 27, 2003

    Avant Garage

    Nearing thirty years as the most challenging rock band on earth, Pere Ubu waxes enigmatic.

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    October 17, 2002

    Boogie Men

    VHS or Beta inspires communal dance ecstasy and has a good beat. But don't call it disco.

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    September 5, 2002

    The Lapse of Luxury

    After a four-year hiatus, Girls Against Boys is back in the high life again.

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    August 8, 2002

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    By the Way (Warner Bros.)

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Culture Clash

    As nonprofits fight for SCFD funds, some arts groups could be sqeezed out of the picture.

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Hoax, Lies and Audio

    John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Cocked and Loaded

    British punk pioneers the Buzzcocks invade America -- again.

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    September 30, 1999

    Genre Divide

    Chicago's post-progressive- math-punk-rock-jazz quartet Sweep the Leg Johnny is a sonic non sequitur.

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    April 1, 1999

    Jet Boys

    Jets to Brazil is taking off.

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    January 28, 1999
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    November 26, 1998

    In a Depeche Mode

    Despite personnel shifts and personal problems, the world's most resilient electro band isn't ready to fold yet.

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    July 10, 1997
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    September 5, 1996
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    November 23, 1994