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2006 Stories by Annie Zaleski

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  • Gwen Stefani

    published December 28, 2006

    Gwen Stefani is still pushing the limits of ridiculousness on The Sweet Escape; after all, it takes a person quite secure in her... More >>

  • R.E.M.

    published October 5, 2006

    Compile the best of R.E.M.'s earliest output on one CD, and it's easy to see why they ultimately became one of the biggest bands in the world:... More >>

  • Primal Scream

    published August 31, 2006

    Even when Primal Scream didn't match the creative heights reached by Screamadelica's rave-worthy bliss-outs or the electro-punk of... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published August 24, 2006

    Get these motherfucking emo bands off this motherfucking album. No, really — get these motherfucking emo bands off this motherfucking... More >>

  • Pink, Damone

    published June 29, 2006

    Let's be honest: Despite the perceived sensitivity injection (courtesy of tear-stained emo and indie artists), radio is no more welcoming to... More >>

  • Aloha

    published May 11, 2006

    Aloha's MySpace page lists the group's hometown as "Cleveland, Cincinnati, Rochester and Washington, D.C." -- a rather nomadic declaration for a... More >>

  • Morrissey

    published March 30, 2006

    It's often difficult to critically analyze a much-beloved artist, because the reviewer's tendency is to excuse irksome traits or loathsome sonic... More >>

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    published March 30, 2006

    Before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O strutted, spit and cooed her way to indie-rock icon status, the last dynamic female to front a rock band was... More >>

  • Mogwai

    published March 16, 2006

    Back in the early days of Mogwai's career, an album titled Mr. Beast would have matched the band's category-five noise hurricanes... More >>

  • An Albatross

    published March 16, 2006

    Spazzy art-punks An Albatross make slobbering electro-noise terrorists The Locust look like the Backstreet Boys. The Philadelphia group's 2003 EP... More >>

  • Nada Surf

    published February 16, 2006

    A lot has happened to Nada Surf since the NYC trio's introduction to the record business a decade ago. Its Ric Ocasek-produced debut album on... More >>

  • Pop Rocks

    published January 5, 2006

    In 2005, pop music was rock music. Between Kelly Clarkson's tarted-up "Since U Been Gone," Ashlee Simpson's raspy, Courtney... More >>

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