Maya Singer

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  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    Touring in support of their first album, The Beginning Stages of ... , the Polyphonic Spree seemed likely to fall into a novelty-set trap, pushing the flowering, orchestral dream-pop of Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips to its sweetest extreme. Tog...

  • 13 years ago | Reviews

    Barring some major misstep -- like releasing an album of gamelan-styled Monkees covers -- the White Stripes' followup to White Blood Cells was the preordained album of the year, whichever year it happened to come out. So now that Elephant is here,...

  • 13 years ago | Reviews

    Glasgow's Delgados write songs like Grimm Brothers fairy tales. From first album Domestiques onward, band co-founders Emma Pollock and Alun Woodward have played the innocents abroad, their sweet vocal melodies a bread-crumb trail through Sonic You...

  • 14 years ago | Reviews

    Oh, what haunted places some songwriters wander. Smog, Cat Power, Sparklehorse -- these artists' songs sound as though they were carried over by a skip on the river Styx. You can add Nina Nastasia to that list. The Blackened Air is a frightening a...


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