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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
Impossibles
Return
Fueled by Ramen

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
These four fresh-faced young men, collectively known as the Impossibles (as emblazoned on the matching tee-shirts the band wears in their promo photos-I'm pretty sure that means that their band is called "the Impossibles". Either that or they all happen to play on the same softball team), are quite capable of writing a catchy pop song. These guys are all quite obviously graduates of Weezer University, and they probably also took some summer classes at the nearby Archers of Loaf Community College, just for good measure. According to their press release, these boys were once the "posterboys of ska", which surprised me quite a bit, as I couldn't find even the slightest trace of any ska-like elements on the album. Then again, I'm not all too familiar with ska, as it is a genre of music that, in my humble opinion, tends to suck. Nothing too groundbreaking here, folks. Just plain, old-fashioned, hook-filled power-pop. There's some very nice vocal harmonies sprinkled throughout the album, and every note is played energetically. While not too terribly original, this band is clearly having fun playing their music-and it shows.

Reviewed by Don Stevens
Don Stevens was killed by Dheeru Pennepalli in a bar fight. He obviously no longer writes for LAS.

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