Edd Hurt

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  • 7 years ago | Essays

    Communal frenzy rarely comes as tuneful and specific as Black Mountain's new full-length, In the Future. Working with time-honored elements of prog and folk-rock, the Vancouver, B.C., quintet demonstrates that collective spirit doesn't have to dam...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    HIS NAME IS ALIVEXmmerSilver Mountain Ever since 1993's Mouth by Mouth, His Name Is Alive auteur Warn DeFever has presented a vision of pop that seems deliberately fragmented and foreshortened. Xmmer is no exception. It's claustrophobic without be...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    TurbonegroRetox Cooking Vinyl On Retox, the Norwegian boogie-schlock masters of Turbonegro imagine America as a land of automatic sex, wasted youth, and unanswered philosophical questions—some of which revolve around male-pattern baldness. "...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    Various artistsHome Schooled: The ABCs of Kid SoulNumero Group In its classic phase, soul music partook of an exploitation that seems inseparable from the genre's charm. And while soul has always had its teenaged stars—Little Willie John, Ca...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    The DerailersUnder the Influence of Buck Palo Duro The Derailers' Under the Influence of Buck catches the credulous but canny tone of Buck Owens's classic '60s recordings, and reveals Owens as a master of the country-music success narrative. The A...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    Silverchair Young Modern Eleven Records High-strung and theoretical, Silverchair's Young Modern deflates its own cleverness with multiplied backing vocals and chord changes that drop through trapdoors. Australians whose creamy avidity takes the ba...

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