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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
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Halcyon Digest
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Fat Possum
Hefner
Boxing Hefner
Too Pure Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Hefner hails from London and plays simple rock in an indie/folk kind of a way. Boxing Hefner offers up some side cuts, never befores and demolished versions of pre-recorded material. Maybe not the best introduction to my virgin Hefner ears, but songs such as "Lee Remnick" sink a sad, poppy feeling into your spine. The next thing you know, you are swaying along to sounds of slide guitar weeping to a simple bouncy bass line. The singing as boldly placed in the front of the music, creating interest towards the lyrics. The icing on this pink CD cake are the subtle background effects that kick in as the songs progress to their rockin' or poppin' state. I really dig how his voice is a bit off, key at times. It's a bit of tension that delivers genuine thoughts and proves there's authenticity woven into somewhat basic music. I imagine Hefner's other two releases more solid than this filler CD, although I still recommend it for certain songs.

Reviewed by Kiki


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