Dave Clifford

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  • 16 years ago | Music News

    The Melvins, legendary innovators of brutal intelli-sludge heavy rock, like to challenge their audience as much as their drum heads and amplifier outputs. As vocalist and guitarist Buzz Osborne says, the band's modus operandi is to "screw with peo...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    It's not surprising that the band named after a larger-than-life icon representing the overstimulated pop culture of the '80s would aim to mimic the cocaine-fueled power-pop of that era. But what may surprise new listeners and seasoned fans alike ...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Blur 13 (Virgin Records) In the end, "Song 2" meant nothing. It was Britpop masquerading as Seattle rock, a hit single that was all release and no tension. How very American of a band that, until 1997's self-titled fifth record, kept everything ob...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Jason Falkner Can You Still Feel? (Elektra Records) "Take a chance with me." Those are the first words out of singer-songwriter Jason Falkner's mouth on his sophomore CD, a message delivered with a touch of vaudeville piano and a disembodied vocal...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret (Warner Bros.) Since the dawn of psychedelic music in 1966-1967, rock auteurs have searched for ways to stretch the pop song into longer and wider shapes. But it's unlikely that anyone has ever expanded the for...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Jewel Spirit (Atlantic Records) Jewel Kilcher may have made a mint by marketing guilelessness, but she's a bit savvier than she lets on. Consider that her latest single, the characteristically preachy "Hands," instructs listeners that "only kindne...