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Morrissey, ‘Ringleader of the Tormentors’ (Attack/Sanctuary)

Five minutes into his eighth solo album, Morrissey drops a lyrical bomb: "I am so very tired of doing the right thing / Dear God,…
Ross Raihala / April 4, 2006

The Shins: Live at Seattle’s Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room

There'smore than a whiff of early R.E.M. surrounding the Shins these days.Like Stipe and Co., the Portland-by-way-of-Albuquerque quartet possessan unerring knack for cherry-picking the best…
Ross Raihala / July 29, 2004

Come As You Are

Grunge was always more of a construct than an actual movement -- acatch-all term that never accounted for the fact that the bands insaid scene…
Ross Raihala / November 21, 2003

Death in Vegas, ‘Scorpio Rising’ (Sanctuary)

Death in Vegas' Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes, long marginalized as a grimmer Chemical Brothers, may have finally surpassed their rocktronica colleagues. For about 17…
Ross Raihala / June 26, 2003

Grandaddy, ‘Sumday’ (V2)

Over the course of their first two records, Grandaddy created a virtual version of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. But instead of sheltering wide-eyed preteen boys,…
Ross Raihala / June 26, 2003

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