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Shut up, Mark Kozelek: your music deserves better

Shut up, Mark Kozelek: your music deserves better

By Shawn Cooke / A&E Editor

November 11, 2014

Fact: Mark Kozelek has a lower approval rating than Congress, Ebola and ISIS. OK, maybe not Congress.It hasn’t been easy to like the Sun Kil Moon singer lately. Even though Kozelek put out one of the most acclaimed albums of the year, the astonishing Benji, he’s dominated music blog headlines in th...

Welcome Back: Internet criticism makes or breaks legacies of Swans, Pallett

By Dan Willis / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014

Thirty years ago, Georgia State University’s 88.5 WRAS introduced the world to R.E.M. Twenty years ago, it was OutKast. Ten years ago, it was Deerhunter. Then, earlier this year, its airtime was surrendered to Georgia Public Broadcasting.The idealist in me wants to think that listeners are still capab...

Shabazz Palaces offshoot less avant-garde than it thinks

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

April 9, 2014

I’ll admit, I’ve always been skeptical of the Pitchfork media darlings. Give a band that vaunted “Best New Music” label and I’m certain to play contrarian to the Internet’s most respected team of tastemaking contrarians. Perhaps it’s the reactionary in me — the plain and simple fact ...

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