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Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Cerberus Shoal
Garden Fly, Drip Eye
North East Indie

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
The last time I remember hearing Cerberus Shoal, I remember having been struck by... well, what crap it was. Pseudo-Wannabe Art-Gallery-Opening music.

Now, when Stereolab worked with artist Charles Long on the Amorphous Body Center, THAT was moving.

This comes... nowhere close. From the cover art and the chanting on down to the slide whistle that once punctuated our favorite cartoons when we were kids, the overall feel I get from this release (the first since Tarpigh's departure) is that they are grasping towards some higher concept of enlightenment, some artistic ideal lofty as the heavens... If that's the case, then they've failed. This is still crap.

If Tarpigh's having left was supposed to be some sort of statement, a furtherance of "the concept behind all that 'is' Cerberus Shoal", great. Maybe then I'd have a little respect. But if not, then leaving this alone was an enlightened decision.

Reviewed by David Miller


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