Kanye Gets The Shovel

On a routine perezhilton.com search, we watched the new video for Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights.” We like it, but you have to wonder, would her approach really do the...
Jumper: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Jumper: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lakeshore Records In shops now When people say that they’ve listened to a song seventy times, they are often exaggerating.  I’m so not one of those people.  First off, I’m a big fan of composer John Powell, who has worked with director, Doug Liman...
Margot at the Wedding: Music from the Motion Picture

Margot at the Wedding: Music from the Motion Picture

Lakeshore Records In shops now Many of our favorite film directors have a signature sound that we quickly associate with their work.  For Steven Spielberg, you think of John Williams.  For Tim Burton, you think of Danny Elfman (or, I guess, Sondheim).  For...

Listen Up: Vampire Weekend

These four ex-Columbia University students, whose catchy indie-pop music blends elements of New Wave, ska and Afro-pop, have grabbed a lot of attention through blogs, mainstream press and national TV (David Letterman had the group on last week). Rolling Stone ranked...
The Protocol: Recess

The Protocol: Recess

Parlor Records In shops now myspace.com/theprotocol Maybe I’m just a negative person or maybe I’m just getting too old for today’s current music scene, but after several hearings of The Protocol’s fours songs from their myspace page, all I can...
Suzanne Vega: Beauty and Crimes

Suzanne Vega: Beauty and Crimes

In shops now Suzannevega.com Before summer slips away, lets pay tribute to Suzanne Vega and her superlative “Beauty and Crimes,” one of the season’s best CDs. After a six-year recording absence, the 48-year-old folk mistress, famous for her 80s hits...
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