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2007 - REM live in the Olympia, by Michael O'Hara. Possibly the definitive review of any of REM's performances during their 2007 Olympia residency. Even the official REM website linked to it.

The CLUAS Archive: 1998 - 2011

Album Reviews

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Kate Bush '50 Words For Snow'
Review Snapshot: The release of new music from Kate Bush is always a monumental event. Seldom is wonderful, but '50 Words For Snow' is her second release this year, and her first studio album ...

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Album Review - Why? 'Alopecia'
Review Snapshot: A mix-up of genres and emotions, where bright melodies sit beside bleak lyrics- and why not? The third album from this Cincinatti band is difficult but ultimately worthwhile listening...

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indie, Why?, Rap, Hip-Pop, America, anticon, Yanni Wolf, Oakland, Cincinnati, 2008
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Mister Heavenly 'Out of Love'
Mister Heavenly 'Out of Love' The CLUAS verdict: 8 out of 10 Full Review: Artists tread a fine line when they dabble with the idea of a super group. The end product will invariably be ...

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of, mister, heavenly, out, love, man, islands, futures, modest, mouse, ryan kattner, joe, plummer, michael cera, indie, doo, wop, grunge, pineapple, girl
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Marc Carroll 'In Silence'
Review Snapshot: Carroll’s rhythmic arrangements and calming husky tones will accommodate most tastes as the album gently works through a plethora of genres, but it both requires and deserv...

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Marc Carroll, In Silence, 2011
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Bobby 'Bobby'
Review Snapshot: On their self-titled debut album, Bobby have created an absorbing, multi-layered record, one that definitively disproves the oft-quoted cliché that 'less is more'. ...

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Milk Maid 'Yucca'
Review Snapshot: An uninspiring new project from Nine Black Alps' former bass player Martin Cohen, Yucca's fuzz-pop is tedious and unengaging. The Cluas Verdict? 4 out of 10 Full Revi...

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Chain And The Gang 'Music's Not For Everyone'
A review of the album 'Music's Not For Everyone' by Chain and the Gang Review Snapshot:  The follow-up to 2009’s 'Down With Liberty... Up With Chains!'...

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Ian Svenonius, Chain And The Gang
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Wild Palms 'Until Spring'
Review Snapshot:  Despite occasional glimpses of promise, the debut album from British band Wild Palms loses its way somewhere between ambition and execution. The Cluas Verdict? 5 o...

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Dan Sartain 'Legacy of Hospitality'
A Review of the album 'Legacy of Hospitality' by Dan Sartain Review Snapshot: The perfect starter kit for Sartain virgins, this long album may be a lot to digest but it is the perfect...

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Dan Sartain, American, Claire Kane, The Coral, Country, Blues, Alternative
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Foo Fighters 'Wasting Light'
A review of the album 'Wasting Light' by Foo Fighters Review Snapshot: Let me start with something that may be controversial for many  fans of the Foo Fighters: this might j...

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Back and Forth, Wasting Light, Foo Fighters, Butch Vig
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