Jon Dolan

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Field Music, ‘Field Music’ (Memphis Industries)

The Northeast England port town of Sunderland got its first punk-rock anthem in 1987, the Toy Dolls' highly ironic "Nowt Can Compare to Sunderland Fine…
Jon Dolan / March 14, 2006

The Strokes, ‘First Impressions of Earth’ (RCA)

Comes a time when every great band wonders if the world's stopped needing them. And there comes a time when every great man realizes how…
Jon Dolan / December 27, 2005

The Darkness, ‘One Way Ticket to Hell…and Back’ (Atlantic)

The Darkness are the kind of English rock band Americans have never understood. When they arrived in 2003, looking like Velvet Goldmine if it'd been…
Jon Dolan / November 25, 2005

The Missionary Position: Jersey Boy Ted Leo Joins the Good Fight

Jersey City sits across the Hudson River from Manhattan, both suburb and step-sister. Its nondescript expanse of industrial riverfront is significantly less dazzling…
Jon Dolan / November 8, 2004

VA – Rock Against Bush Vols. 1 & 2

Various ArtistsRock Against Bush Vols. 1 & 2Fat Wreck Chords…
Jon Dolan / September 28, 2004

The Records That Changed My Life – Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices

It's been almost 20 years since Dayton, Ohio fourth-grade teacher Robert Pollard began recording as Guided by Voices. "My parents and my ex-wife…
Jon Dolan / September 22, 2004

More New Music to Hear Now

Martina Topley-BirdAnythingPalmIt's been almost a decade since she backed Tricky on the still-classic Maxinquaye,and we never thought we'd endorse another trip-hop record, but thisforgotten torch…
Jon Dolan / August 25, 2004

More New Music to Hear Now

Shannon WrightOver the Sun(Quarterstick)…
Jon Dolan / August 1, 2004

More New Music to Hear Now

The FeverRed Bedroom(Kemado)…
Jon Dolan / July 7, 2004

More New Music to Hear Now

AthleteVehicles & Animals(Astralwerks)…
Jon Dolan / June 16, 2004

The Pixies – Live at Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis

"This is so weird,"said Pixies' bassist Kim Deal midway through the band's first showsince breaking up, via fax, 11 years ago. But maybe she meant…
Jon Dolan / June 7, 2004

Essential Record Guide: Synth Pop

Dismissed by rock chauvinists as a trendy haven for fops, wimps,geeks, and cyborgs and beloved by fops, wimps, geeks, and cyborgsas a computer-world improvement on…
Jon Dolan / March 15, 2004

Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, ‘Streetcore’ (Hellcat)

It's a testament to the life of Joe Strummer that he never figured out what to do with his punk-god gravitas. The Clash assumed that…
Jon Dolan / December 15, 2003

The Libertines, ‘I Get Along’ (Rough Trade)

The "British Strokes" can be as tradition-bound as their U.S. counterparts--they've got the Clash's ear for riff vandalism and a Sex Pistols jones for tabloid-punch-line…
Jon Dolan / October 31, 2003

Soundtrack of Our Lives, ‘Behind The Music’ (Universal)

The great left-field discovery of the Hives boomlet, Swedish hippie revivalists the Soundtrack of Our Lives spin post-millennial apprehension into AM-sing-along gold. "Everyone's been cheated…
Jon Dolan / July 21, 2003

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