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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]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
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
Run Run Run
Drizzle EP
The First Time Records

Rating: 7/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Some music just sounds cool. Cool to the point you can almost hear the hipsters flocking towards it. Run Run Run is a lot like that. To their benefit, they can easily be considered as moody Brit rock or new wave American garage, depending on which way you want to flip the coin.

If Run Run Run included a little more pop and psychedelia the Dandy Warhols would make a good comparison, especially on "Song and Dance," where you can easily see Zia McCabe jangling her tambourine amidst Courtney Taylor-Taylor's detached "ahh's". "Skyscraper" is a faster paced venture, and one Run Run Run proves to be good at. However most of the Drizzle EP is set at a slower pace, which ultimately works to the band's favor.

Overall, Drizzle is a great listen, though beware of the goofy hidden track. Where the lyrics are consistently decent (if not good), the sharp, noisy track lends its words to overplayed social commentary. My advice: start the disc over before the hidden song starts. You'll thank me later.

Reviewed by Natalie B. David
A fresh graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, in her spare time she can be found clumsily manipulating words and phrases for LAS and Beautiful/Decay magazine, hungering for sushi, naming inanimate objects or pondering the existence of stiletto heels. If you see her, you should buy her a cup of coffee because, chances are, she probably needs it.

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