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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
Park Avenue Music
When Jamie Went to London We Broke Up
Urinine Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
It's some sweet indie love love pop pop. girls and boys singing and playing together that makes for bouncing and swaying. But this album makes me a little bit nervous. So included on the band's roster are none other than Conor Oberst from Bright Eyes and Clark Baechle from the Faint. It sucks that the band almost gets overshadowed by the presence of these two gentlemen. I think it's cool that they could make music that's so different from their other bands (although some zoom-zooms do slip in Faint style sometimes), but what upsets me is that it totally turns it into a goofy "members of" project. All I'm saying is that this is a band full of good musicians and is different from their other bands' styles although in a totally more accessible way. Fluffy and cute are good sometimes.

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