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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
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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
Maquiladora
White Sands
Lotushouse

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
I usually listen to a record a few times before I form an opinion. Can't do it with this one from Marquiladora. I made it through twice (not in the same day). The first song sounds like Dave Mathews trying to find his testicles. The rest of it sounds like Pink Floyd and Alan Parson's Project got drunk and made a record together. I can't give any song titles because they're written screwy on the insert. Maybe these guys are trying to be as fucked up as possible. Maybe I'm not on the proper drugs.
There are some qualities on White Sands that might get it time off for good behavior. The players can play. It's obvious that they know what they're doing with their instruments. The three band members combine to play around twenty-one different instruments or something like that, which is impressive. Rather, three members and guests.

Maybe someone in the mood for this kind of thing could sit down and find the substance in the record. Maybe there's a higher meaning that I'm missing. I don't have the patience. It's just not my bag.

Reviewed by Ryan Guffey


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