Vampire Weekend's 'Contra' Disappoints

The group's new album -- a peppered Casio keyboard demo of abandon and introspection -- comes out next week. If only it were up to snuff.

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Live Electro-Pop Cheapens Itself

Three bands played at the Echoplex earlier this month. Their set was a fashion show of lights, glitter, and effects—but without their festooned glamour, what would these bands be?

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The Bouquet That Keeps On Giving: Delia Derbyshire's Fiber-Optic Flowers

Jessica Hilo
Staff Reporter

Despite all her efforts in venturing into uncharted musical terrain, the work of Delia Derbyshire was never exalted. Until now.

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A Band On A Mission From God

If never-ending Christmas carols have you swearing off music this year, Newworldson's groovy, gospel Christian rock is here to help.

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Yoko Ono Returns With A Brilliant Mess Of Music

Ono is quick as ever: cynical, quirky, meditative and vulnerable. Her new album oscillates from night to day, while moving its listeners to different places and different perceptions.

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Swing And Amiss

Willie Ames has potential, but it isn't on display on his EP.

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Heart Smart

Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche's new album 'Heartbeat Radio' sounds like it could be released in the 1980s, which isn't necessarily bad.

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Love Is Down And Dirty in "Blackbird"

Vs. Theatre Company's take on Adam Rapp's spin on classical tragedy lets the dirt show.

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Mikey Wax Breaks The American Idol Mold

Newcomer Mikey Wax brings a refreshing, new 'heavy mellow' sound to the music scene.

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