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2005 Stories by Lily Moayeri

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  • Embrace

    published June 16, 2005

    Embrace hasn't had a successful album since its 1998 debut, The Good Will Out -- until now. On the British quartet's fourth album, Out... More >>

  • Colette

    published June 16, 2005

    Contrary to many fairer-sex DJs who misguidedly decide they are singers, Colette has had years of vocal training, which pays off with her debut,... More >>

  • Coldplay

    published June 9, 2005

    Why does a song sound better when someone is pining for love than when someone is singing about being in love? Is it because the listener is... More >>

  • Goldie Lookin' Chain

    published May 19, 2005

    The eight-man Newport, Wales collective known as Goldie Lookin' Chain is providing what was missing from music: Welsh rappers. Often likened to... More >>

  • Johnathan Rice

    published April 28, 2005

    Written during his late teens, Trouble Is Real, the debut full-length from Johnathan Rice (no relation to Damien), is far more aware than... More >>

  • Moby

    published March 31, 2005

    The worst thing for musicians seems to be success. Once they attain any, everyone -- from their fans to critics and from music business people to... More >>

  • Kasabian

    published March 10, 2005

    On Kasabian's eponymous debut, there is a line that declares, "Music is my world." This echoes throughout "I.D.," in which singer Tom Meighan's... More >>

  • Doves

    published March 10, 2005

    On Some Cities, Doves's self-produced soundscapes have evolved into more defined sound bites. Produced by Ben Hiller (Blur, Elbow), it is... More >>

  • M.I.A.

    published February 24, 2005

    Politics and music have always been uneasy bedfellows. On one hand, there is something to be said for musicians who only provide entertainment... More >>

  • Thievery Corporation

    published February 24, 2005

    Using its dubby, bass-heavy template as a backdrop, Thievery Corporation's fourth album, The Cosmic Game, introduces toasting in its... More >>

  • Blue Merle

    published February 17, 2005

    Nashville's Blue Merle should suffice nicely while you wait for the next Coldplay album. It is eerie how much singer Lucas Reynolds's tenor sounds... More >>

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