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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
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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Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Proudentall
What's Happening Here?
SUNSEASKY Productions

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
This is better than the majority of SUNSEASKY stuff that seems to be making its way onto the streets these days. It's obvious a lot of thought was put into these Jawbox-esque, Texas Is the Reason-ish (both terms copyright LAS 2000) because a few of these songs rock pretty hard and the vocals are well recorded with the harmonies pretty much always dead on. The only bad thing I can say about this disc is that the font they've chosen for all text on the disc is nearly unintelligible, I'm really not even sure if I got the name of the album right….because it looks like the album is called "shasdjfakl Fhao toowa." I knew this was going to be a good SUNSEASKY release because you can go by the SUNSEASKY rule of thumb. The more money spent on packaging indicates the confidence that said record company has in the particular artist. Proudentall seem to have found a comfortable song writing niche that serves them well, the next thing to do is to challenge themselves to take it to the next level, where ever and whatever that is. Oh and did I mention there are strings on this record? Hell yeah.

Reviewed by Christopher Ashworth
A native of Geneva (the one outside of Chicago, not the one on the lake in the corner of Switzerland) and former contributor to LAS, Christopher Ashworth enjoys listening to Mt. St. Helens albums and reading Cat Fancy magazine.

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