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6.30.2006 | Review: Tragedy - Nerve Damage:

Upon first listen it's a little underwhelming.

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  • 6.29.2006 | Review: Stevens, Sufjan - The Avalanche- Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album:

    Upon first listen some work and some don't, as is the case with most albums of this nature. Odd thing is, the ones that don't work probably would if they were being compared to songs from the Illinois album.

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  • 6.27.2006 | Review: Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska:

    Upon first listen it's the best Bruce Springsteen album I've ever heard, but it's like he goes out of his way to sound like Dylan at certain points and overall I just can't get into it.

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  • Review: Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run:

    Upon first listen I have the same complaints I had about Devil and Dust.

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  • 6.26.2006 | Review: The Receiving End of Sirens - Between The Synapse and the Heart:

    Upon first listen it's rather 'of the times' stylistically speaking, but it's a cut above.

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  • 6.23.2006 | Review: Mission of Burma - The Obliterati:

    Upon first listen it sure obliterates ONoffON and cements the band as one-of-a-kind.

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  • Review: Mission of Burma - ONoffON:

    Upon first listen it's exactly what I thought a new Mission of Burma album would sound like.

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  • 6.22.2006 | Review: The Futureheads - News and Tributes:

    Upon first listen it's not as accessible as their debut and the melodies have been toned down, but I get the impression that something special has been created.

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  • 6.21.2006 | Review: Everything At Once - Everything At Once:

    Upon first listen I was suprised to see that '90s nu-metal wasn't dead.

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  • 6.20.2006 | Review: Espers - Espers II:

    Upon first listen it's another frustrating album that when it works, it's amazing and when it doesn't it's boring.

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  • 6.19.2006 | Review: Emulsion - Blue Sky Objective:

    Upon first listen I'm not usually one for electronic music (and even less so of the ambient variety) so I didn't really care for this too much. It is, however, the first instance of an electonic album getting stuck in my head, so kudos for that.

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  • 6.16.2006 | Review: The Eighteenth Day of May - The Eighteenth Day of May:

    Upon first listen it's pretty decent pyschadelic-inspired pop.

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  • 6.15.2006 | Review: Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing And A Curse:

    Upon first listen it seems as though Drive-By Truckers are trying to fill the void of good classic rock type artists. Successfully, I might add.

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  • 6.14.2006 | Review: Danielson - Ships:

    Upon first listen it becomes apparent that annoying is the new indie.

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  • 6.13.2006 | Review: Neil Young - Living With War:

    Upon first listen this is my favorite Neil Young album (to be fair, I've only listened to a few), despite the fact that at times it sounds like a '70s musical it manages to be accessible. Doesn't hurt that the content is awesome too.

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  • 6.12.2006 | Review: Wolfmother - Wolfmother:

    Upon first listen it's exactly as I was led to believe.

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  • 6.09.2006 | Review: Tool - 10,000 Days:

    Upon first listen I have the same reaction as I did to Frances The Mute. Some parts are breathtaking and some parts are pretentious and boring. Hopefully, as in the Frances The Mute's case, I can learn to enjoy the boring as part of the breathtaking.

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  • 6.08.2006 | Review: Imaad Wasif - Imaad Wasif:

    Upon first listen it's similar to Wovenhand, but less dark and more accessible.

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  • 6.07.2006 | Review: Warzone - Open Your Eyes/Don't Forget The Struggle, Don't Forget The Streets:

    Upon first listen it was a struggle to get through and considering that it's the quintessential NYHC record, I feel very little need to further explore the genre.

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  • 6.06.2006 | Review: Thursday - A City By The Light Divided:

    Upon first listen I'm still divided in deciding if I like this band.

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  • 6.05.2006 | Review: Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now:

    Upon first listen this is my favorite Taking Back Sunday album. I didn't really care for the first two, but understood why others did, but I actually liked this one. I actually want to listen to this one. For how long, I don't know, but it's a very solid rock (note the lack of a three letter word ending is 'o') album.

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  • 6.02.2006 | Review: T.I. - King:

    Upon first listen I was surprised by how much I liked it.
    It's an equalizer album of sorts, seeming to blur the lines between
    legitimate artist and mediocre hip-hop/R&B singer who you see on MTV.

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  • 6.01.2006 | Review: Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up, I Am Dreaming:

    Upon first listen it's the same quirky voice and music that seems to be overly-prevalent in today's indie/blogger-pop world of music. Don't get me wrong, I like it, because sometimes it works, just not all the time.

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