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Tangents – Pitchfork


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Tangents
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Likewise, if the instrumental song's mélange of tapped bells, pastel keyboards, guitar, and arcing cello, all boosted from below by a tempered breakbeat, ushers you into a happy trance, keep listening: Those elements aren't going anywhere. Seem ...

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Tangents – Pitchfork


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Tangents
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Likewise, if the instrumental song's mélange of tapped bells, pastel keyboards, guitar, and arcing cello, all boosted from below by a tempered breakbeat, ushers you into a happy trance, keep listening: Those elements aren't going anywhere. Seem ...

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The Great Escape review – raunchy rap, cracking synthpop and rock’n’roll fireworks – The Guardian


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The Great Escape review – raunchy rap, cracking synthpop and rock'n'roll fireworks
The Guardian
So many indistinguishable dreamy girls, moody boys and whimsical or overwrought guitar groups, all with half an eye on the BBC Sound poll. So many over-contemplated navels. The Great Escape's other strength abides: what is good, and new, is likely to ...

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Music Reviews: Luke Winslow-King, Las Rosas – Reading Eagle


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Music Reviews: Luke Winslow-King, Las Rosas
Reading Eagle
Jose Boyer's dynamic songs and guitar riffs and the potent rhythm section of Christopher Lauderdale (drums) and Jose Aybar (bass) are all accounted for, but the clarity of the recording makes it sound as if a whole house has sprung up around them and ...

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Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel review – still a songwriter to beat – The Guardian


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Courtney Barnett: Tell Me How You Really Feel review – still a songwriter to beat
The Guardian
Courtney Barnett makes lackadaisical-sounding music about being uptight. More often than not, her breezy, sung-talked tunes sweat the small stuff, carrying those underlying anxieties with a strolling gait, a cock-eyed grin and a two-guitar wig-out.

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Buck Meek – Pitchfork


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Buck Meek
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On his self-titled solo debut, however, Meek delivers limber, springy songs that prioritize his songwriting and a more laid-back approach to the guitar. Before Big Thief got off the ground, he and Lenker worked together on sparse, guitar-driven tunes ...

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Everything Matters But No One Is Listening – Pitchfork


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Everything Matters But No One Is Listening
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Fans of beery, bear-hugging guitar music are conditioned to feel embarrassed about it once they reach a certain age, sheepishly accepting their status as the old guy at the club while the latest variation of the “rock is dead” narrative plays out. Alex ...

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Courtney Barnett Returns Triumphantly with Tell Me How You Really Feel – Consequence of Sound (blog)


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Courtney Barnett Returns Triumphantly with Tell Me How You Really Feel
Consequence of Sound (blog)
With a rare lyrical gift and propensity for blowing the windows clean out of the garage, Barnett's an introspective songwriter who listeners can also air guitar to and head bang alongside. The Good: As expected, Tell Me How You Really Feel still finds ...

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Courtney Barnett Returns Triumphantly with Tell Me How You Really Feel – Consequence of Sound (blog)


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Courtney Barnett Returns Triumphantly with Tell Me How You Really Feel
Consequence of Sound (blog)
With a rare lyrical gift and propensity for blowing the windows clean out of the garage, Barnett's an introspective songwriter who listeners can also air guitar to and head bang alongside. The Good: As expected, Tell Me How You Really Feel still finds ...

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Review: Courtney Barnett’s Raging, Empathetic ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ – RollingStone.com


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Review: Courtney Barnett's Raging, Empathetic 'Tell Me How You Really Feel'
RollingStone.com
Back in 2013, Courtney Barnett covered Kanye West's 'Black Skinhead' on Australian radio as a guitar-charged glam-grunge stomp, reframing its outrage in her bedhead Melbourne white-girl flow. It was a questionable yet telling move for a fellow verbose ...
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