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This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

NAME: Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy)
PROGRESS REPORT: Finishing work on Heartland, his followup to He Poos Clouds.

Owen Pallett describes the way he works as “fastidious.” “I’m a Virgo, if you’re into that sort of thing,” he explains. The “way he works” seems to apply not only to recording his followup to 2006’s HeMore »

We love year-end lists, it’s really a shame that no one made any this month. To remedy that, we asked a handful of our favorite artists what music they dug most over the last twelve months. No Age, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk, Antony Hegarty, Robin Pecknold, Sara Quin, and Kevin Barnes are among the familiar… More »

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brandon | December 1, 2009 - 4:35 pm

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Amrit Singh | March 1, 2009 - 6:04 pm

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Amrit Singh | January 30, 2009 - 12:19 pm

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