Yancey Strickler

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  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles 5RC If you land in a combat zone, fuck shit up, then go home. Or so the art of war goes on Xiu Xiu's "Support Our Troops Oh! (Black Angels Oh!)," which crosses the Charlie-dodging tropics of Conrad's Heart of Darkness (Apo...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    A Frames A Frames 2 S-S Records A Frames are the best robot comedians ever--even Short Circuit's Number 5 in peak form ("Hey Laserlips! Your momma was a snowblower!") can't approach the hilarity of their alternately technophobic and technomanic ly...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    Various Artists DFA Records Compilation #1 DFA Records The heart of DFA thumps to an open high hat's thwack. Mentors to post-punk revivalists the Rapture and Radio 4, the New York label/production team's stature has risen like the Mets' team ERA w...

  • 12 years ago | Essays

    Broken Social Scene's new album plays what the band members hear in their heads.

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    Junior Senior D-d-Don't Don't Stop the Beat Frog Import Because they're Danes, not dames, it's doubtful Junior Senior have ever shared a cocktail with the Rat Pack. Yet singer/guitarist Junior is still Dean Martin (the straight man and organ grind...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    Mono One Step More And You Die Arena Rock The ratio of existing orchestral post-rock albums to those worth owning roughly works out to 25,000 to one--that one being Canadian outfit Godspeed You! Black Emperor's debut, F#A# (Infinity). That marvelo...