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Do Make Say Think – You You’re A History In Rust

June 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Alt-rock, Alternative, Best of 2007, Folk/Acoustic, post-rock, Psychedelia

Rustin’ Men 8.5/10 Apparently recorded in old barns in remote parts of Canada, post-rockers Do Make Say Think’s ‘You You’re A History In Rust‘ should be considered as one of the Great Albums Recorded in a Wooden Outhouse (TM), along with My Morning Jacket’s ‘It Still Moves‘ (Grain Silo) and Bon Iver’s ‘For Emma, Forever […]

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Anne Michaels – Fugitive Pieces

May 25th, 2007 · No Comments · Fiction

A piece of my mind … 6/10 Anne Michaels’s book is a highly evocative yet frustrating read. She is well-equipped with atmospheric language to describe the seasonal sights and smells from Poland to Greece and Canada. There are long and dreamy passages devoted to the sensations of time and place – the aromas and tastes […]

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Feist – The Reminder

May 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Alt-country, Alt-rock, Best of 2007, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Pop/Rock

Beguiling second album 8/10 Not being familar with her first solo effort or previous (pre-Broken Social Scene) encarnations in the Canadian punk scene and beyond, it was something of a surprise to come across this album. Such is the massive (frequently brilliant) overloading of Broken Social Scene’s musical pallette that Feist’s vocals are often buried […]

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Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene

January 11th, 2006 · No Comments · Alt-rock, Best of 2006, Indie, Music, post-rock, Shoegaze

Superconnected 7/10 Broken Social Scene are a very unusual band. A huge cast of musicians participate on this record in a democratic process that leaves the producers with a lot of work to do, trying to make sense of what can often sound like two or three songs playing at the same time. The result, […]

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Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It in People

March 16th, 2004 · No Comments · Alt-rock, Best of 2003, Music, post-rock

A cast of thousands? 8/10 Extraordinary album this. A vast cast of musicians and influences seemingly sculpted in the studio by careful, intelligent production. Not just for indie fans, this has a universal appeal with the added lure of subtle shades of electronica (Capture The Flag), jazzy post-rock (Pacific Theme), and borderline psychedelics (Shampoo Suicide). […]

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