Spencer McGillicutty -- they're a band, not a person -- mine the sounds of early-'60s AM gold on their third album, All the Happy People! Throughout, the local group swings effortlessly between cotton-candy sweet group sing-a-longs and wistful acoustic balladry. Employing a rotating co-ed cast of f ... More >>
A masterful work on a shoestring budget
England's Pipettes revisit the girl-group sounds of the '60s
Like several million other people around my age (I'm 34), I grew up with Carole King's Tapestry album because my parents had it and played it often. As with Joni Mitchell's albums from the early '70s, I associate Tapestry very closely with my mother, and have probably never heard it without either b ... More >>
A spirited non-conversation with Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt
Columbia recording artists Soul Asylum have a new record.
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