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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
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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
No One's Pretty
Bright Red Disques

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
Sadie's press sheet starts out with something like, "While the masses will be listening to the Strokes, the knowledgeable few will be listening to Sadie." That would have been great if it were true. I mean, I got made fun of a lot for liking the Strokes at first, especially for writing a nice review about them, but I still don't see what the big deal is except that they are way overrated. It's just my opinion on an album. I really don't think they are horrible or anything, just, like I said before, way overrated. But, I guess I'm just kind of defending myself as they label me one of the masses in quite the derogatory sense. But honestly, Sadie isn't all that good. They aren't better than the Strokes, either, so they shouldn't imply they are.

The music sounds like a less energetic Blueline Medic that sometimes, though not really often, includes Guster-sounding harmonies. Musically, Sadie isn't doing anything interesting enough to hold one's attention for the length of the three-song EP, to the point I'm not embarrassed to be labeled one of "the masses" that don't listen to their music. Their sole attribute is lucid lyrics in two out of the three songs, those being "Each Thing Kills (The Man Who Loves It)" and "Losing It".

Reviewed by Jeanette Samyn
A contributing writer for LAS and a former music director WBAR at Barnard College.

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