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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
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Fat Possum
The Medea Connection
The Bell Ringer
Curve of the Earth Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
Ugh, I hate it when bands put the lyrics of the record in the sleeve and forget to put them in any specific order. I also hate it when the tracks on the back of the CD are not numbered. Every time I am listening to say, number 7, I have to count from the top and it takes 10 seconds out of my oh so busy life. I'm lazy and I'm also dumb considering I did not notice that the first song on the back sleeve had and a different title than the first in the booklet. But if you are in a band and want to make it convenient for me then please take this into consideration next time. Thank You.

The Bell Ringer is a one song CD that is split up into 13 different segments. All of the segments have the same basic riffs and the same vocal melodies, which sound overdubbed. Sometimes the Medea Connection decide that they want to play some good ol' cock rock, and bust it out. Too bad there is no Rob Halford or Axl Rose or Gene Simmons to back up the old school cock rock-esque riffs. That might actually made segment number three a little bit enjoyable. If I sound bitter, it is just because the guy in the band has a Clash shirt that fits him and mine is too big.

It does not matter where this band is from, their website is somewhere on the internet I'm sure, but you will never find me there. I hope that no one I associate myself with will go there either. If so, I might have to regulate on them and show them what real music is. If the guy from this band sends me his Clash shirt I will retract my review and recompose it. Oh wait, am I allowed to do that? Never mind. But yea, email if you want to do business, buddy. God, I'm an asshole but at least I'm an honest one...

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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