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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
Great Lake Swimmers
Bodies and Minds
Misra Records

Rating: 8.5/10 ?


November 17, 2005
She was pretty as a flower and just as delicate. When she looked up at me with her big, green eyes and asked me to follow her, there was no way I could have said no. She grabbed my hand, her fingers intertwining with mine, and I knew that I would never leave her again. I asked if I could tell her a secret and leaned down and kissed her cheek. My face burned as I turned away, worried that I had upset her. She looked up at me and I watched a smile spread on her face, more beautiful than any sunrise I had ever seen.

A warm summer breeze blew in through the open window, making the thin curtains rise and fall rhythmically. The blankets on the bed had been kicked off, superfluous this late in July. Her body pressed against mine, warm and peaceful in sleep. My arms moved up and down with her breath, deep and regular. Lying awake, my eyes were closed, listening to the music from the stereo that was barely audible even in the quiet stillness at this hour of night. Full of sadness, it was nevertheless comforting at that moment. A weary voice, filled with love and hurt, floated over gentle guitars and made me even happier to be in bed next to her. Sad for others' sorrow, I drew her closer into me and drifted off to sleep.

Forever had ceased to exist and now I sat staring off into the fading light on the horizon. It seemed like it had gotten dark so early that now it was fall. The stars were coming out, there was a chill to the air, and old conversations were running through my head. Like ghosts visiting from the past, I couldn't bury my words; I wasn't even sure if I wanted to. Instead I watched the last little bit of the sun disappear and thought about her and felt as cold and blue as the sky around me. This album made no claims to keep me warm.

Reviewed by Kevin Alfoldy
An aspiring global adventurer who cut his teeth on the sandy beaches and dirty bitches of Southern California, Kevin Alfoldy now spends his non-vacation days in Brooklyn, New York, where he occasionally finds the time to rub the crust out of his eyes long enough to contribute reviews and feature articles for LAS. A longtime staff member, Kevin also captains the tattered, often half-sunk raft of EPmd, our irregular column of EP reviews.

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