What use is all this critical shorthand for psychedelic rock -- itself a shorthand that should be amputated -- when the music, at its best, should send listeners off into contemplation as well as spin them off dancing? "Hazy," "trippy," "gauzy," "spacey," "dreamy," "Hippie," "folkie" -- kill all the ... More >>
By Jonathan Patrick We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers ... More >>
In the past decade, there have been so many indie-rock band reunions, and so many song-by-song recreations of now-classic albums, that the whole scene threatens to take on the tacky air of a 1950s or 1960s nostalgia revue. Only a very few of these reunited bands have managed to get back together and ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaThe cultural importance of records extends beyond the music within their grooves. Generation after generation has defined itself by its vinyl aesthetic. From Elvis Presley to The Beatles, The Sex Pistols to Madonna, the album cover has become a cultural landmark that encapsulates ... More >>
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