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If you’re looking for a good summary of the musical landscape over the last year, at least from an indie-centric but pop-loving point of view, you could do a lot worse than Matthew Perpetua’s Fluxblog 2011 Survey mix: 183 songs, … Continue reading

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Western Swinging

Like most people, I imagine, my knowledge of western swing is limited to Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and Asleep At the Wheel. Loopy, corny, and relaxed in equal measure, it can be a difficult style to appreciate, too … Continue reading

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South Africa

A while back, reviewing Shakira’s “Waka Waka”, I wrote about my disappointment with the lack of attention for newer music from South Africa. Over at The Daily Beast, Michaelangelo has provided an overview of what I was talking about. A … Continue reading

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Titus Andronicus’s The Monitor. At their worst, which is rarely, they’re Bon Jovi with teeth. At their best they’re The Replacements singing about (the) civil war. As someone who’s almost given up on guitar and punk bands, I need this … Continue reading

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