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Sugarplum Fairies – Chinese Leftovers Album Review

In the first few moments of listening to Sugarplum Fairies’ Chinese Leftovers, the influences of Mazzy Star, Belle and Sebastian and Cowboy Junkies are unmistakable. Though the vocals of Silvia Ryder aren’t exactly sultry, they have a steady depth. Nonetheless, they don’t offer any surprises. Several tracks present droning harmonies comparable to those of Belle...Read...
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stephaniesid – Warm People Album Review

From the looks of the album cover, I thought this was going to be another folk-hippie band, but Asheville, North Carolina’s stephaniesid does not fall under that category. Labeled as an Indie-pop band, stephaniesid likes to think their sound is “more complex and compelling than that genre label implies.” Their latest album, Warm People, no...Read...
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Oneida – Rated O Album Review

There are certain artists throughout history that insist their art extends forth into the world from another dimension of consciousness lurking just below surface level awareness. To create, all they need to do shut off their regular thought patterns and dip into this infinite wellspring; they funnel a source of unlimited energy into the mold...Read...
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Cary Judd – Goodnight Human Album Review

Can there be an album that’s both vanilla and likeable? For solo artist Cary Judd, that paradox has been found in his latest record, Goodnight Human. Popping off with the uptempo track, “The Apocalyptic Love Song,” most of Judd’s songs hit strong strides, which are particularly evident in “Huang Shan (The Ah-ha Song),” “Stars,” and...Read...