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Rufus Wainwright, ‘Release the Stars’ (Geffen)

The last time Rufus Wainwright walked into a recording studio, it was with a 50-piece orchestra and enough hooks for a pretty great EP. Unfortunately,…
Lane Brown / January 18, 2008

Nine Inch Nails, ‘Year Zero’ (Interscope)

If anyone was worried that the disco tangents on 2005's With Teeth meant Trent Reznor was finally lightening up, fear not -- this one's about…
Lane Brown / January 18, 2008

Radiohead, Inc.

On the evening of September 30, from his home in Oxford, England, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood upended decades of music-business tradition with a simple post…
Lane Brown / November 15, 2007

Super Furry Animals, ‘Hey Venus!’ (Rough Trade/ Beggars)

Making art-rock epics is exhausting work, and if any band has earned the right to dial down the galaxy-hopping ambition, it's these Welsh oddballs. Their…
Lane Brown / September 26, 2007

Velvet Revolver, ‘Libertad’ (RCA)

This supergroup, featuring former Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland and three ex-Guns N' Roses members, isn't a band from which major revelations are expected, and…
Lane Brown / July 27, 2007

The Polyphonic Spree, ‘The Fragile Army’ (TVT)

Rare is the 24-piece symphonic rock collective that takes criticism constructively, but singer/songwriter Tim DeLaughter and his Dallas-based crew seem to have done exactly that.
Lane Brown / July 10, 2007

The Inquisition: Rufus Wainwright

When Rufus Wainwright asks, "Do I disappoint you?" in the first song on his fifth record, Release the Stars, it's a fair question. Despite a…
Lane Brown / June 20, 2007

The Main Attractions: Perry Farrell

For our May cover feature, six stars of this year's festivals give the skinny on ginormous outdoor shows to (sun-)baked crowds. SPIN.com was on hand…
Lane Brown / April 24, 2007

Snoop Dogg, ‘Tha Blue Carpet Treatment’ (Doggystyle/Geffen)

To hear Snoop Dogg tell it, this was supposed to be a return to the gritty sound of his early Death Row records. But the…
Lane Brown / November 30, 2006

Graham Coxon, ‘Love Travels at Illegal Speeds’ (Parlophone)

Graham Coxon's early solo work was built mostly around tuneless self-pity and amplifier flatulence, so it was a welcome surprise when 2004's Happiness in Magazines…
Lane Brown / November 14, 2006

The Greenhornes

The Greenhornes know a thing or two about eggs and baskets: In recent years members of this Cincinnati, OH, three-piece have played on Karen O's…
Lane Brown / July 20, 2005

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