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Neva Chonin


  • Live

    Recorded during Built to Spill's 1999 U.S. tour, Live captures this inventive Boise, Idaho, trio in full creative bloom, mixing Spartan rock structures with marathons of searching guitar solos and exploratory jams. Some songs are given a new tone: "The Plan" has a more desperate edge than it did on last year's Keep It Like […]

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  • Enema Of The State

    Everyone loves a party, so most people love a party band. That's why SoCal's Blink-182 have enjoyed a relatively long life in the ephemeral world of punk rock: They know how to make being pissed off sound as inviting as the pop of a beer-can tab. Bassist-vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist-vocalist Tom Delonge and drummer Travis […]

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  • In the Studio With Dave Matthews

    An exclusive preview of DMB's "purest" album ever

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  • Play: The B-Sides

    As Moby points out in his album's liner notes, the whole idea of B sides is a vinyl anachronism. But time-tripping has always been Moby's forte — this is the man who adopted his name from a classic nineteenth-century novel and filled his previous album, Play, with samples of mid-twentieth-century field recordings. This new disc […]

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  • Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia

    Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia signals a departure for the Dandy Warhols, a Portland, Oregon, quartet best known for its spaced-out Brit pop. The Dandies can still harmonize you into a trance, but they've replaced the dreamy drone of 1997's . . . The Dandy Warhols Come Down with more diverse atmospherics. On "Country Leaver," […]

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  • The Moon & Antarctica

    Up to this point, the Washington-state indie-rock trio Modest Mouse has been captivated by the minutiae of daily life. Now, as the title of their fourth album suggests, they've gone macrocosmic. Moving beyond the enclosed landscapes of 1997's The Lonesome Crowded West, the band and producer Brian Deck boldly roam from the homegrown country licks […]

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  • Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant

    Belle and Sebastian are often called precious. They are; what of it? As the Scottish pop band's fourth album proves, nobody out there minces as well as this band. Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant embellishes on the coyly lavish arrangements of 1998's The Boy With the Arab Strap without forgetting to […]

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  • The Last Tour on Earth

    The last twelve months haven't been easy for Marilyn Manson. His Rock Is Dead Tour fractured when Hole jumped ship amid rancor and sneers. It went on hiatus after its star sprained his ankle onstage, then derailed completely after Manson's oeuvre was nonsensically implicated in the Columbine shootings. The Last Tour on Earth re-creates that […]

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  • Showbiz

    The British trio Muse is equal parts punk and prog rock. Like most prog rockers, Muse approach their work like opera, from their love of huge song structures to lead singer Matthew Bellamy's soprano arias. Between that and the fact that Muse — whose members are all around twenty years old — are guided by […]

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  • Q&A: Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth

    The lead singer talks the band's latest album, 'Astro Lounge,' and kicking critical butt

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