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Jump, Little Children: Vertigo

A couple of months ago when I was putting the finishing touches on my love letter to Jump, Little Children’s Magazine, I briefly had the “ 558 more words

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Terramara: Dust & Fiction

One of my friend Karl’s bands released a new album this year. As you know, it’s MPL policy not to review friends’ CDs, but you should get this. 31 more words

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Jump, Little Children: Magazine

Instructions:
1) Stop whatever you are doing.
2) Buy, borrow, or steal Jump, Little Children’s 1998 album, Magazine.
3) Listen to it.
4) Experience elation. 284 more words

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Long After Dark

This album just screams guitar rock from the early 1980’s. (That’s a good thing.) It sounds very inspired by/inspirational for/in the same zeitgeist as Rick Springfield’s work from the same era. 757 more words

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Janis Joplin: Pearl

Elvis Costello once said that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” That’s a touch out of context (he followed it up with “It’s a stupid thing to want to do”), and the source seems to be disputed, but shut up. 283 more words

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Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

This is a perfect (or very nearly so) pop album. With unbelievably catchy melodies, the perfection of that slightly distorted sound all the kids are trying to get right these days, world music influences, and songs that move naturally from one awesome riff to the next, methodically building to a jumping-up-and-down-in-ecstasy climax, this is the album that The Beatles would make in 2008. 432 more words

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Damn The Torpedoes

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had had a few hits prior to their third album’s release in 1979. This would be the one that launched them to stardom. 586 more words

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