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Production matters: Minus the Bear and Portishead

Listening to two recent purchases back to back reminded me how much production matters.

By May 16, 2008


Desert tunes: Death Cab For Cutie, Portishead, Jack Johnson

Desert tunes: Death Cab For Cutie, Portishead, Jack Johnson

By April 24, 2008


Portishead gives an exclusive live performance on Current TV

Portishead links up with Current TV for exclusive live performance

By April 11, 2008


My Brightest Diamond, 'Inside A Boy': Free MP3 of the Day

Imagine Antony's kid sister on a Portishead kick and you'll be fairly introduced to the lulling tones of Shara Worden. Download a free MP3 of "Inside A Boy" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By May 7, 2008


Was 2008 a crummy year in music?

I've only purchased 9 recordings made this year.

By December 19, 2008


Another look at Imeem

When I first looked at Imeem back in December, it looked like it had been compiled by and for people with attention deficit disorder. Five months later, the music search function's good enough, and the song selection wide enough, that I can understand why

By May 19, 2008


App builds iPhone playlists based on your mood

If the built-in Genius feature is too limiting, try this free app.

By January 7, 2010


Top 10 sellers of 2008--on vinyl

The B-52s, Guns 'n' Roses, and Metallica are still big news in the world of vinyl.

By January 9, 2009


Musician sees irony in industry 'takedown' letter

Musician Dave Allen says he mistakenly posted an unauthorized music file to his blog but removed it after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from IFPI.

By May 8, 2008


Favorite albums for each year since my birth

Following up on last week's post about '80s music, here are my favorite records for every year since 1969.

By September 9, 2008