Chris Dahlen

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  • 10 years ago | Technology

    Last fall, Microsoft hyped its pricey Xbox 360 by promising to reinvent gaming as we know it. The blockbuster "next generation" titles were supposed to harness the machine's awesome power to deliver high-definition graphics and impossibly realisti...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    The fans who love the Super Furries for their spasmodic mix of neon beats and jittery pop will be disappointed -- a second time, if you count Phantom Planet -- by Love Kraft's conventional midtempo ballads. The lyrics deliver strange puns and doub...

  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    OV is either a monolithic masterpiece or as numbing as five spin cycles in a washing machine. The bandmates of metalcore Orthrelm scale this 45-minute work like two guys fulfilling a dare, climbing from one repetitive section to the next. At one p...

  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    As the hostess/proprietress of Radio Thrift Shop on WFMU-FM 91.1 in Hudson Valley, New York, and an accomplished singer in her own right, Laura Cantrell is a champion of old-time country music, and she makes it sound lovelier than ever on her Mata...

  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    Whether it inspires you or just leaves you pummeled, Funeral is a staggering debut. Over the course of just one album, The Arcade Fire bursts out of the rigid beats and chopping chords of its postpunk influences and straight into arena-rock territ...


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