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2005 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Franz Ferdinand

    published October 13, 2005

    The headline on the Franz Ferdinand feature in the July 30 NME reads: "Our New Album? It's Like Nothing You've Ever Heard!" Well, no. In... More >>

  • Jucifer

    published September 1, 2005

    Anyone silly enough to believe that music journalism is populated exclusively by deep thinkers will be quickly disabused of the notion after... More >>

  • The Shape Shifters

    published July 28, 2005

    Because Los Angeles is a music-industry center, a lot of artists from the area devote themselves to conformity -- yet for some strange,... More >>

  • Kasabian

    published June 9, 2005

    Buzz bands from here, there and everywhere are nicking U.K. sounds, but too many of them are targeting the same period: the early '80s post-punk... More >>

  • The Mars Volta

    published June 2, 2005

    Frances the Mute, the latest opus by former At the Drive-In cohorts Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, arrived at the perfect... More >>

  • Nouvelle Vague

    published May 26, 2005

    What to make of the Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to Fuck" done bossa-nova style with vocals by Camille, a uni-monikered songbird who twitters like a... More >>

  • King Me

    published March 24, 2005

    Right now, Atlantic Records is giving the star treatment to San Diego's Louis XIV, whose first full-length for the company, The Best Little... More >>

  • The Game

    published February 17, 2005

    Dr. Dre has discovered a foolproof method for creating superstars. First he casts an unknown with the right profile -- in this case, Jayceon... More >>

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