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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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Foreign Born – Person To Person Album Review

When it comes to pop music, bands can try to “defy convention” in a myriad of ways. Some reach for far off musical influences, seeking to add some contrived spice to their normally pedestrian songwriting. Some try to create jarring textures that say to the listener, “Hey! I really hate music. You should too.” Some...Read...
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Pas Chic Chic – Au Contraire Album Review

The debut LP from Canadian band Pas Chic Chic, Au Contraire, plays around with several of the most typical French music stereotypes. Made up of former members of Godspeed You! Black emperor, Fly Pan Am, and Cursed, this foray into experimental pop music is informed by much musical education. The record starts out with the...Read...
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