Philip Sherburne

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  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    On the surface, much of Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Soft Pink Truth? is an album of electro-pop covers of punk songs from Drew Daniel -- ex-punk rocker, current Björk collaborator and Matmos member, and button-pusher behind The So...

  • 12 years ago | Reviews

    The music of Manchester, England's Autechre -- Sean Booth and Rob Brown -- can, indeed, veer dangerously close to difficult listening. But on the group's fantastic new CD, Draft 7.30, the project seems to have come in from the cold, offering a rem...

  • 13 years ago

    Dirk Dresselhaus has just woken up from a strange, unsettling slumber, and he sits slumped over the breakfast table, rubbing at his rumpled head. Later, when he recounted the story, he didn't tell us what he was eating. But since he is German, let...

  • 13 years ago | Reviews

    The Honest Jon's label -- launched by the U.K. record shop of the same name and co-owned by none other than Blur's Damon Albarn -- has built an eclectic roster over the course of its initial three releases. First came Albarn's Mali Music project, ...

  • 13 years ago | Reviews

    Hip-hop's history -- a dialectic forged by battling, boasting, and street-corner heroics -- is a long-raging tug of war between MCs and producers. Throughout much of the late Nineties, the lyricists had the upper hand, prompting the British label ...

  • 13 years ago | Reviews

    It's been a great year for reissues. The resurgence of interest in overlooked post-punk classics has led to the re-release of Cabaret Voltaire's entire back catalog, as well as Soul Jazz's In the Beginning There Was Rhythm, a collection of seminal...

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