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Analog Brothers
Pimp to Eat

August 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | 1 Comment »

Analog Brothers Pimp to Eat There’s weird, and then there’s Keith Thornton, a.k.a. Kool Keith. As hip-hop went pop and the underground became massive in response, Kool Keith

Various Artists
C87

August 1st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Various Artists C87 As we’ve discussed previously in greater detail, when the New Musical Express released its C86 cassette in 1986, no one had any idea of the impact the

Amphetamine Reptile
Reissues

June 27th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Amphetamine Reptile Reissues Although seemingly lying dormant for most of the past couple of decades, Amphetamine Reptile Records—the Minneapolis-based label

The Cars
The Elektra Years: 1978–1987

April 20th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

The Cars The Elektra Years: 1978–1987 When thinking of the music of the ’80s, most people probably envision some extreme version of new wave squeaked out of synthesizers by a band

The Pop Group
For How Much Longer Will We Tolerate Mass Murder?

April 8th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

The Pop Group For How Much Longer Will We Tolerate Mass Murder? Whether by design or pure coincidence, 2016 is turning out to be the perfect year for The Pop Group to step back into the public eye

The Feelies
Only Life and Time for a Witness

March 24th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

The Feelies Only Life and Time for a Witness I’m not so predisposed to luddism as to tell you that things were better in the days before the internet put a gabillion superbytes of information at our

Various Artists
Still In a Dream

March 14th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Various Artists Still In a Dream Though its heyday lasted just a few years, the so-called shoegaze movement of the early ’90s has continued to have a lasting effect on music

Circle Jerks
VI

March 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Circle Jerks VI There’s something about the early days of punk that seems, not disposable, but unconcerned about the future. When the major labels took a hard pass

Styrenes
CLE 76–79 Unreleased

February 29th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Styrenes CLE 76–79 Unreleased If you’re at all familiar with the idiosyncratic musical output that emerged from Cleveland in the ’70s and which has since been labeled as proto-punk, you

Swans
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life

February 1st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Swans White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life Swans’ sprawling discography, spanning 1983 to present, is often assessed by epochs. Early Swans is sludgy and scary, a slow