All Shook Up in Ukraine

In 2006, which feels like a million years ago, I went to Ukraine for a weekend. It was an eventful two days, and I’ve just come across the pictures on a photo disc (that’s how old-fashioned we’re talking about here), so let me tell you all about it. Read More All Shook Up in Ukraine

30 Years of Music: 2006

My favorite releases for 2006 seem to alternate between the All-Time Favorites I am constantly trying to shove into your hands, and the lovely gems that I keep meaning to own”¦ after which I will then metaphorically foist upon you like the rest. Let’s get to it!

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Ayuh Music: The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife”

The Decemberists are one of those bands that consistently, unfailingly, only ever sound like themselves. There really aren’t others to compare their sound to because no one else is doing that. Read More Ayuh Music: The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife”

Ayuh Music: Midlake’s “The Trials Of Van Occupanther”

If you’ve heard of Midlake, color me impressed, because even though they’re from the US, they’ve made a much bigger impression in Europe. If you haven’t heard of them, now’s your chance.

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