Category Archives: Albums

Oh, What a Joy for Every Girl and Boy

Back in September, my friend Amy wrote a post on the Beatles’ Abbey Road in honor of its fiftieth anniversary. I had meant to write some kind of reply, but I never got around to it, so I’m doing so … Continue reading

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Working for the Yankee Dollar

The Puppini Sisters, Lost and Found – This album is a rarities collection that the group is offering as a bonus when buying some other stuff. I pre-ordered their next album, which has been delayed, so this is a nice … Continue reading

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In the Witching Hour

Pixies, Beneath the Eyrie – The band’s newest release was recorded at a recording studio in Ulster County, New York, that used to be a church. It had a Gothic feel that inspired the general vibe of the album, and … Continue reading

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Turtlenecking with the Best

Before he and John Linnell started They Might Be Giants, John Flansburgh was in a band called the Turtlenecks (even though it seems to be Linnell who actually WORE turtlenecks more often), which he’s mentioned before as sort of a … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Nice When We’re All Afraid at the Same Time?

I haven’t written an album review since late April, and at least two of the records I discuss here were released before that. I don’t always have a lot of time to listen to music, and even when I do, … Continue reading

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Can Anybody Help Me Turn Off the Poisonousness?

They Might Be Giants, The Escape Team – This is a weird sort of project based on a series of characters that the band developed with artist David Cowles. I remember seeing a few of the videos back on the … Continue reading

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A Swarm of What-Will-Bes

Neil Innes and Fatso, Farewell Posterity Tour – Recorded during a reunion tour with his band from Rutland Weekend Television, this is an eclectic mix of material. It includes some comedy bits, like “Testing 1, 2” with its number puns, … Continue reading

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