Piotr Orlov

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    "Here, put this on." Nearly everyone you met in 2003 came with a personal soundtrack. From the little middle school "sevvie" in your car pool who carried a personal mix CD in her backpack to the businessman in front of you at the ATM playing Dido ...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    What does it say about the state of beat production in 2003 that as the Top 40 grows weirder (Kelis' "Milkshake," anyone?), songs that used to pass for normal are the rage of the underground? You know it's a topsy-turvy pop land we live in when th...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Talk about an overload! There's so much action inside Kish Kash, the Basement Jaxx's romper-stomper of a third album -- bells, clicks, grunts and 808 squeals accenting every single beat atop the heavy strings, brass and accouterments -- you don't ...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    When an infamous public life disintegrates, does anybody care to hear the moan? Was it always expected to be this way, especially as the life in question has been kept running along for our collective amusement? Following the travails of Russell J...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Like other Jamaican musicians of the '60s, saxophonist Cedric Brooks didn't choose to make ska, rock-steady and reggae -- he got consumed by the dance culture that celebrated them. Brooks "always wanted to do the jazz situation," he says in the li...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    "Are you ready for more?" "Are you talking to me?" Just when the exported goods of New York's renewed dalliance with the Trouser Press history of rock seemed to have expired, stellastarr* and its metallic brand of arty New Wave kicks off round two...