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 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

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 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

MUSIC

 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum
Bad Astronaut
Acrophode
Honest Don's

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
I hesitated a few weeks before I actually gave in and bought this CD. Bad Astronaut is Joey Cape of Lagwagon's new side project. I downloaded a couple songs from this CD before I actually went and got it. Now I'm so glad I got it but mad that I waited so long. Maybe if someone could refuse everyone in Lagwagon their coffee, the outcome might be somewhere close to Bad Astronaut. The songs on this record are the types of songs that get stuck in you head all day long. They do a great cover of Elliott Smiths "Needle In the Hay" where they add a little spice with extra instruments like keyboards and drum machines. If you like Joey Cape's voice then you will definitely like this, but don't expect another Lagwagon album. This CD is now in my regular rotation.

Reviewed by Andy Vaughn
Andy Vaughn is a longtime friend of LAS magazine, where he has contributed occasionaly. He much prefers writing for The Toilet online, however that website seems to have died.

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