Omar Sommereyns

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  • 10 years ago

    Lone lovers are singing bluesy tunes, reeking of wanton lust and residue. They've got their mean streak on. Outlaws lurking, Hotel and VV are on the prowl. "Get the guns out, get the guns out," they sing together on "Love Is a Deserter," one of th...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Literary types and romantics may well appreciate the belletristic Decemberists singer Colin Meloy. His imaginative, offbeat tales of love, death, and seafaring still abound on Picaresque, the Portland band's third full-length. Meloy's elegant lyri...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Some albums require real patience to be rightfully appreciated. Lost and Safe, the Books' third album, is a curious patchwork of sundry instruments (including peculiar sound devices such as a metal filing cabinet and a vintage Hohner clavinet) and...

  • 10 years ago | Art

    The wrapped monumental structures of Christo and Jeanne-Claude must be seen in context, for they manifest much of their magnificence through the fleeting nature of their existence. So the exhibit "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Würth Museum C...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    After the demise of the Libertines, London's Bloc Party is one of the only bands across the Atlantic that matters now. Their debut, Silent Alarm, is way tighter and more rhythmic than anything the Libertines ever put out, but it's still an artfull...

  • 11 years ago

    Ubiquity Recordings has a fairly bold and clear-cut mission: "Take great music and make it ubiquitous." Hmmm. Ostensibly, that's what every friggin' record label aims to do. "Yeah, it should be," says Andrew Jervis, Ubiquity's vice president and A...

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