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2014 Stories by Michael Madden

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  • The Orwells

    published April 2, 2014

    As 20th-century English novelists go, Illinois garage-rockers the Orwells might have gone with "the Burgesses" instead if it didn't have such a... More >>

  • St. Vincent

    published April 2, 2014

    St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, keeps making pop albums and veiling them as experimental rock. After infiltrating Dallas's gowned choral group... More >>

  • Warpaint

    published March 26, 2014

    These days, Los Angeles four-piece rockers Warpaint have become more textural and impressionistic than they let on in their debut, 2010's The... More >>

  • Perfect Pussy

    published March 26, 2014

    Syracuse hardcore act Perfect Pussy, who get censored in their own press releases, are just as fearless with their music as they are in name. The... More >>

  • Childish Gambino

    published March 12, 2014

    Childish Gambino, a.k.a. actor/comedian Donald Glover, doesn't deserve the hate he gets for his supposed dabbling in rap. Too many of the reviews... More >>

  • Arcade Fire

    published March 5, 2014

    Probably the biggest indie rockers ever, Arcade Fire paint murals while most of their peers seem limited to mere notepads. Last year, nine after... More >>

  • Monty Cold eyes his next hip-hop destination

    published February 26, 2014

    It's apparent Monty Cold is capable of brightening any room, any time. After only two years in the Twin Cities, the 22-year-old Maryland-bred... More >>

  • Broken Bells

    published February 26, 2014

    Broken Bells (and the Shins) frontman James Mercer has one of the singular voices in the landscape of rock music, a glimmering falsetto-or-so. He... More >>

  • Neutral Milk Hotel

    published February 12, 2014

    With just a handful of chords, verse-chorus structures, and occasional horns and singing saws, Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum created a small... More >>

  • Justin Timberlake

    published February 5, 2014

    Justin Timberlake, like Joe Mauer and James Franco, is almost suspiciously versatile. He's acted in everything from phallocentric viral videos... More >>

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