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2005 Stories by Andy Beta

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  • Edu K

    published December 8, 2005

    Favela freestyler and producer Edu K re-waxes his baile funk classic "Popozuda Rock n' Roll." Rather than merely slurp down the Salt-n-Pepa... More >>

  • Tod Dockstader

    published December 8, 2005

    Tod Dockstader, America's long-lost electronic music grandfather, returns after nearly 40 years of silence. In the early Sixties, Dockstader... More >>

  • Ennio Morricone

    published December 1, 2005

    The glossy booklet of stills from countless bizarre Italian films that accompany this two-disc retrospective of Italian soundtrack composer Ennio... More >>

  • Bonnie Prince Billy

    published November 17, 2005

    Alt-country's answer to Frank Abagnale, Will Oldham has recorded under noms de plume such as Palace Brothers, Pushkin, and Superwolf. Although his... More >>

  • The Orb

    published November 10, 2005

    In the early Nineties, The Orb's "Little Fluffy Clouds" took cheeky vocal samples and mushroomed them into something stranger and spacier. While... More >>

  • Lightning Bolt

    published October 27, 2005

    Less like Thomas Mann's portent tome and more like the Disney roller coaster, Lightning Bolt again lets flail with only bass and drums for its... More >>

  • VA

    published October 20, 2005

    Impulsive! is anything but, slowly incubating a few years after Madlib's Shades of Blue plundered the Blue Note catalogue. While the... More >>

  • Dirty Three

    published October 13, 2005

    With seven albums and fourteen years under their belt, the swashbuckling Aussie bandmates of Dirty Three have finally found their land legs on... More >>

  • VA

    published September 29, 2005

    Over the past two years, the Kali-worshipping Dadaists at Sublime Frequencies have been bringing their skewed take on their Middle and Far East... More >>

  • Excepter

    published September 1, 2005

    With degenerate drones dripping from their 808s, drum machines, and effects boxes, Excepter is dance music for noise nerds. But for the rest of... More >>

  • The Juan MacLean

    published July 21, 2005

    Known more for his coke-smoking exploits in Vice magazine than his robotic tenure in New Wave descendents Six Finger Satellite, The Juan... More >>

  • Willie Nelson

    published July 14, 2005

    Having grown up with the words to "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" all but a priori in my head, I have found it hard to... More >>

  • Bobby Conn

    published June 23, 2005

    Chicago's Bobby Conn is a pint-size dynamo. At least he seems that way, especially when he stands next to his statuesque vocalist/violinist Monica... More >>

  • The White Stripes

    published June 9, 2005

    For those worried by recent photos showing Jack White becoming Michael Jackson, the cover shot of Get Behind Me Satan should come as a... More >>

  • Stephen Malkmus

    published May 26, 2005

    Three albums deep into his post-Pavement solo career, Stephen Malkmus has somewhat abandoned his obscurantist tendencies for Face the... More >>

  • Bruce Springsteen

    published April 28, 2005

    Every decade or so, Bruce Springsteen toys with a return to the heartland, to the isolated, icy bleakness of Nebraska. He strips down to... More >>

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