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2004 Stories by Lily Moayeri

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  • Dirty Vegas

    published December 2, 2004

    Never has a commercial catapulted a band's career the way that Mitsubishi ad did for Dirty Vegas. Accompanied by the body-poppings of an... More >>


    published October 28, 2004

    UNKLE is Mo' Wax tastemaker James Lavelle's all-star project. He and songwriter Richard File gather a noteworthy group of musicians for Never,... More >>

  • Hope of the States

    published October 7, 2004

    Hope of the States's new album, The Lost Riots, is part of a larger trend in rock towards social consciousness. With a name derived from an... More >>

  • Fatboy Slim

    published October 7, 2004

    The "clown" prince of the big beat, Fatboy Slim uses a gentler approach on his fourth, self-deprecatingly titled album, Palookaville.... More >>

  • Roy Davis, Jr.

    published September 16, 2004

    On Chicago Forever, legendary producer Roy Davis, Jr. infuses various styles into a classic bumping house backdrop. Intensely soulful and... More >>

  • Martina Topley-Bird

    published August 12, 2004

    Martina Topley-Bird is the female vocalist who was the focal point of Tricky's groundbreaking first three albums. Back then, the two switched... More >>

  • Phoenix

    published July 29, 2004

    The French group Phoenix's second full-length, Alphabetical, is the followup to its 2000 debut, United. That album cemented its... More >>

  • Dieselboy

    published May 27, 2004

    Roni Size and Goldie may have the celebrity market cornered, but it is Dieselboy who has the hardcore following. On his eighth mixed CD, The... More >>

  • The Streets

    published May 20, 2004

    No British rapper has a bigger hurdle to overcome than the Streets' Mike Skinner. His second full-length, A Grand Don't Come for Free,... More >>

  • The Divine Comedy

    published May 13, 2004

    Britain's Neil Hannon, a.k.a. Divine Comedy, who is known for his wry sense of humor and singular worldview on the most mundane of subjects, hit... More >>

  • Lanterna

    published April 29, 2004

    Lanterna is guitarist Henry Frayne's (the Moon Seven Times, Area) solo project, with Highways being his fourth album under this guise.... More >>

  • Ambulance Ltd

    published April 22, 2004

    Brooklyn quintet Ambulance Ltd's eponymous album demonstrates the group's resistance to being limited by the garage-rock sound that city has... More >>

  • Overproof Soundsystem

    published April 15, 2004

    In the heart of the United Kingdom's industrial city of Birmingham, there exists an authentic and thriving dub reggae scene. At the core of this... More >>

  • DJ Garth

    published April 1, 2004

    While New York, Chicago, and Detroit's DJ/producers were reveling in the spotlight during the early Nineties, San Francisco quietly built a scene... More >>

  • Alpha

    published March 25, 2004

    Stargazing, the third album from Corin Dingley and Andy Jenks, a Bristol, England-based duo who initially debuted on Massive Attack's... More >>

  • Cooper Temple Clause

    published March 18, 2004

    The Cooper Temple Clause, a six-piece touted as yet another "next big thing" from the U.K., may actually live up to the hype. Their second... More >>

  • Raise the Flag

    published March 4, 2004

    As possibly the only genre in modern dance music that Britain can truly call its own, drum and bass is a U.K. phenomenon that has been slow to... More >>

  • Star Chamber

    published March 4, 2004

    The cult of superstar DJ, after turning a handful of artists into the closest thing to a rock star the dance world has, seemingly has disappeared... More >>

  • Vikter Duplaix

    published March 4, 2004

    Prior to the release of his artist album, International Affairs, and alongside his extensive production work for the likes of Erykah Badu... More >>

  • Just Jack

    published March 4, 2004

    The biggest disservice you could do Just Jack would be to approach his debut album, The Outer Marker, thinking of him as a follower of the... More >>

  • Air

    published January 29, 2004

    Since emerging in 1996 as Air, the prolific duo of Jean-Benoit "JB" Dunckel and Nicolas Godin has tended to veer in a slightly different direction... More >>

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