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Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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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
Polyesterday
The Big Sleep
Libanonstop Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
This disc is very listenable, but it is a bit predictable and repetitive at times. I can tell by the crazy font type that Polyesterday must be from Sweden. That must by why there were no lyrics included. I traveled to their website in an attempt to learn about the band, but their site was written entirely in Swedish. Damn Swedes. Anyhow, Polyesterday play a brooding, dynamic kind of power pop. The production is tolerable but just seems to be lacking something I can't quite put my finger on. Jonny Kristiansen's vocal melodies are ok, but not great. The guitar work is OK, but nothing special. The songs are bit boring and the lyrics seem a little cliché (from what I can make out). This CD didn't rub me the wrong way but it also didn't make me rock out. I feel blah.

Reviewed by Chad Ashley
Chad Ashley lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, from where he used to write for LAS. He no longer does so. He may or may not now be the same Chad Ashley heading up SOMERsault\'s CGI department.

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