Guided by Voices

The adage about ten-year overnight sensations has never rung more true than when applied to this Dayton, Ohio, combo, which spent the better part of a decade toiling in sub-basement obscurity before its sudden adoption by the Amerindie hipoisie. Guided by Voices major-domo Robert Pollard, a thirtysomething elementary school teacher with a knack for knocking…

N.E.R.D.

Not since the 1980s heyday of Prince and the Revolution had anyone made a funk-rock record as catchy, strange, filthy and exhilarating as In Search Of … The album’s creators, Virginia Beach studio rats Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, are better known as the high-priced rap-pop production team the Neptunes. While their work for acts…

Shins

Guitar-driven pop rock in the new century has almost gone the way of jazz. Relegated to the fringes and operating on sounds borrowed from the distant past, it now appeals only to vinyl fetishists and ’60s-obsessives. Which is not to say the genre isn’t still spawning great bands. What’s refreshing about the Shins is that…

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