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for January 24, 2002

ALTROK Ordinals 28

The Dismemberment Plan - Change (De Soto)
Sean says: This album is what happens when emo takes a break from a seven-day-a-week clubbing regimen, takes a good hard look in the mirror, and gets to thinking. Musically and vibe-wise, it's solid from top to bottom, and plays well on heavy personal rotation. I note chord progressions that'd make Andy Partridge cock his head to the side and say "hmm".

Toshack Highway - Everyday, Rock N Roll Is Saving My Life (Space Baby)
Jeff says: Former Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin's solo project. Swervedriver were a 90's English band that incorporated the swirling textures of the shoegazer aesthetic with the more traditional boundaries of pop.

Natalie Merchant - Motherland (Elektra)
Jeff says: Former frontwoman for 10,000 Maniacs is back with a new solo record. Produced by T-Bone Burnett (husband of Sam Phillips) and features Graham Maby (Joe Jackson's bassist) and New Jersey's own Erik Della Penna on guitar.

(This week's Ordinals courtesy Jeff Raspe and Sean Carolan, who are still trying to do the math.)

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.


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ALTROK recommends music once a week; here's our most recent choices. Most links will take you to a place where you can buy the music; if there's no link, and you own a record company, consider releasing it yourself...

A Place To Bury Strangers - It Is Nothing
The Boxer Rebellion - Semi-Automatic
The Cribs - Cheat On Me
Datarock - True Stories
Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome
HEALTH - Die Slow
Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls - Catching More Than We Miss
Julian Plenti - Games For Days
Los Campesinos - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future (Free download!)
Miike Snow - Black & Blue

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