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for May 6, 2002


ALTROK Ordinals 38

Matthew Ryan - Concussion (Waxy Silver)
Jeff says: From Chester PA (outside Philly). This is his 3rd album. Sober, ten-song reflection on "common people and common tragedies." Plus it's got "Somebody Got Murdered", an old Clash song.
 
Stan Ridgway - Holiday In Dirt: Rare & Unreleased (New West)
Jeff says: One of the most unique singer/songwriters in American indie music, with an unforgettable adenoidal vocal delivery and a lyrical obsession with the themes of pulp crime novels and film noir. From his early days with quirky Los Angeles new wavers Wall of Voodoo to his even more intriguing solo career, he has created an impressive body of work. This album is made up of tracks that were originally left off of previous solo albums, tracks that were for soundtracks, and the like.
 

(This week's Ordinals courtesy Jeff Raspe.)

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

 







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Datarock - True Stories
 
Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome
 
HEALTH - Die Slow
 
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Los Campesinos - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future (Free download!)
 
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