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Jawbox discography reviews

Jawbox

Jawbox were an indie rock band that existed from 1989 – 1997. This is an overview of and personal reflection on their discography. Jawbox were a hard rock band from the DC area, a product of the same local scene that produced Fugazi and Dismemberment Plan amongst many others (and

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Exploring Radiohead's Lift - What makes it a KILLER TRACK?

Lift by Radiohead

Exploring Radiohead’s “Lift” – What makes it a KILLER TRACK? In this video, we conduct an in-depth exploration of Radiohead’s iconic lost track “Lift”! The background of “Lift” – 1:50 Why did “Lift” take so long to release? – 6:55 What is “Lift” about? – 15:05 What’s the best version –

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Rusty by Rodan

In this essay, I take a close look at Rodan’s only LP, Rusty, in an effort to understand its enduring majesty. What follows is an exploration of the album’s meaning, and a song-by-song exploration of its tracks. So much, for me, began here. Rusty came out in April 1994, when I

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june of 44 group shot

June of 44

June of 44 were an indie rock band that existed from 1994 – 1999. This is an overview of and personal reflection on their recording history. When they broke up in 1994, Louisville indie rockers Rodan fissioned into a host of creative sub-particles. Most notably, Rachel’s further explored the latent

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Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album cover

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco

In this essay, I take a close look at Wilco’s fourth LP, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, in an effort to discover why this album has fascinated me for so many years. What follows is a song-by-song exploration of the record. YHF is where I caught up with Wilco. That fact, in

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Shipping News rocks ear X-tacy

Shipping News

Shipping News were an indie rock band based in Louisville, Kentucky that existed from 1996 – 2012. This is an overview of their recording history.  Shipping News (or RMSN as they sometimes referred to themselves) seemed, when first announced back in 1997, to be a partial reunion of Rodan. For

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Jawbox discography reviews
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Jawbox

Jawbox were an indie rock band that existed from 1989 – 1997. This is an overview of and personal reflection on their discography. Jawbox were

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Exploring Radiohead's Lift - What makes it a KILLER TRACK?
Killer Tracks

Lift by Radiohead

Exploring Radiohead’s “Lift” – What makes it a KILLER TRACK? In this video, we conduct an in-depth exploration of Radiohead’s iconic lost track “Lift”! The

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Albums

Rusty by Rodan

In this essay, I take a close look at Rodan’s only LP, Rusty, in an effort to understand its enduring majesty. What follows is an

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june of 44 group shot
Careerviewmirror

June of 44

June of 44 were an indie rock band that existed from 1994 – 1999. This is an overview of and personal reflection on their recording

Read More »
Shipping News rocks ear X-tacy
Careerviewmirror

Shipping News

Shipping News were an indie rock band based in Louisville, Kentucky that existed from 1996 – 2012. This is an overview of their recording history. 

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