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  • In Wildhoney, songs trump sound every time

    In Wildhoney, songs trump sound every time
    On Wildhoney's debut album, "Sleep Through It" (Deranged Records/Forward! Records), melodies unfold from a 3-D swirl of guitars. It's the type of record meant to be played at top volume inside the Grand Canyon, where those overdriven guitars can reverberate into infinity.
  • Shamir gets at raw truth on 'Ratchet,' and you can dance to it

    Shamir gets at raw truth on 'Ratchet,' and you can dance to it
    On the opening track of his debut album, "Ratchet" (XL), Shamir welcomes the listener to his hometown. If "Vegas" is sin city, he asks with the unhurried air of someone who's been out in the desert sun all day, does that mean he's already in hell? The...

    Torres writes songs that spare no one

    Torres writes songs that spare no one
    Torres starts her latest album with a song called "Strange Hellos" that builds from deceptive calm into a hurricane of repressed anger. Nine songs later, she finishes the album with an intimate, barely-above-a-whisper confessional, "The Exchange," in...

    Passion Pit takes its pop music personally

    Passion Pit takes its pop music personally
    When Passion Pit released its 2012 album, "Gossamer," singer Michael Angelakos talked openly in interviews about the bipolar disorder that informed many of the songs. Though his struggles framed the lyrics, the music itself – soul disguised as...

    The Sonics put nasty into every note

    The Sonics put nasty into every note
    The Sonics put a whole bunch of nasty into every note they played on two ground-breaking albums in the mid-'60s. "Later on when people started calling us 'punks,' we didn't know what to think," singer Jerry Roslie says. "Punk used to be not a nice term....