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  • So Jealous

    • 8 out of 10
    • Tegan and Sara
    • So Jealous is the third album from these sisters, and easily the one to single out for an introduction to their music. Some people may not get on board with their vocal styles, which are slightly

  • Abnormal Anonymous

    • 8 out of 10
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    • Very few albums manage to capture snapshots of a quality of life in the manner that Congo Norvell's sophomore record, "Abnormals Anonymous," does.

      Comparisons to the Velvet Underground are

  • The Dresden Dolls

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    • The Dresden Dolls
    • The energetic duet of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione that make up the Dresden Dolls have created a wonderfully haunting sound in their self-titled album. They have been able to construct an imme

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  • Album Of The Year

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    • Brother Love
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iTunes Music Review - Modern Lovers

  • Modern Lovers

    • 10 out of 5
    • Modern Lovers
    • Reviewed by Bryan Chaffin
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    • This timeless masterpiece is little known, but it has inspired almost as many bands as The Modern Lovers' own inspiration -- and only slightly better known -- The Velvet Underground & Nico. "Pablo Picasso" is the closest thing to a hit on this album (mainly because it has been covered by so many other acts), but it's the anthemic "I'm Straight" that is the band's masterwork.

      The guitar-driven music is garage-rock in its simplicity, spare in its production, and brilliant in its conception. In some ways it captures young life in the early 1970s, though clearly with Jonathan Richman's perspective thrown into the mix.

      Lastly, note that this album was actually recorded as a demo that was later remixed as best as could be for commercial release, after the band had broken up. Note, too, that the keyboardist is Jerry Harrison, who later joined Talking Heads, while drummer David Robinson went on to join The Cars. RockInBoston.com has an excellent history for the band.

      Favorite Songs: "I'm Straight," "Pablo Picasso," "Roadrunner," "Girlfriend,"

     

     

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