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By Dan Siegler On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Please Kill Me. An Interview with Gillian McCain

What is it about the book, Please Kill Me, by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, that has enabled it to stand the test of time? Originally published in 1996 and now celebrating its 20th year with a new, expanded edition, More...

By Dan Siegler On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Ariel Pink: Pom Pom

Ariel Pink Pom Pom (4AD) If you award points for originality, Ariel Pink should always be on your playlist. He manages the neat trick of sounding like no one else, while taking you on a tour of forty years of More...

By Dan Siegler On Monday, March 18th, 2013

David Bowie: The Next Day

David Bowie The Next Day (ISO Records) The world didn’t need another Bowie album. The man proved himself decades ago with his unbroken streak of 13 brilliant albums in 11 years, from Space Oddity, (1969), through More...

By Dan Siegler On Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Frank Ocean: Channel Orange

Frank Ocean Channel Orange (Island Def Jam) The year 2010 was all about Kanye West’s over-the-top album, My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy. Then 2011 went to Drake’s minimalist epic, Take Care. More...

By Dan Siegler On Monday, July 9th, 2012

Japandroids: Celebration Rock

Japandroids Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl Record Co.) Celebration Rock kicks off and closes with the sound of fireworks. At eight songs and around 35 minutes, this celebration doesn’t last long, but it’s a hell More...

By Dan Siegler On Friday, April 27th, 2012

Miike Snow: Happy To You

Miike Snow Happy To You (Universal Republic Records) Miike Snow’s debut was one of the nice surprises of 2009, a lo-fi, synth-pop charmer from high-end producers Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (aka Bloodshy More...