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Bernard Sumner

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    La Cerca's Big Sound Comes from Small Influences

    La Cerca singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Gardner is an idealist. No, he's a cynic. In any case, he's a master songsmith who speaks most articulately through his guitar playing. He found his calling in the early-'90s twee-pop of Beat Happening and Unrest, along with New Zealand indie bands like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    New Order - Coachella - April 13, 2013

    New Order While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps-more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order last night. See also: Doing Drugs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Mixing It Up

    Variety is the spice of Coachella

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    New Order

    Get Ready (London/Reprise/Warner)

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    Old Testament

    The men of Fine China have a sweet record deal, pre-Britpop ethos and the Lord in their hearts

  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Tomorrow Never Knows

    With its recent U.S. tour, Kraftwerk stakes its claim as the most important group since The Beatles

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