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2013

Scott’s Top 10 of 2013

Another year, another list.  While last year was a bit of a cold fart for music, 2013 proved to be a cornucopia of great albums ranging from surprising débuts to some of the best comeback albums in recent memory.  They [...]

January 2, 2014 Articles, Features
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Manchester Orchestra @ St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI – November 19th, 2013

For those members of my audience that are mere figments of my imagination (that is, almost certainly all of you), the constant soundtrack in my head is likely maddening. It’s not so much that it is always there, adding great [...]

November 25, 2013 Features, Show Reviews
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O’Brother – Disillusion

Whether it’s great listening material, fantastic performances, or engaging interviews, the boys in O’Brother have been good to us here at Type In Stereo. So it should come as no surprise that Disillusion was one of the most highly anticipated [...]

November 9, 2013 Album Reviews, Features, New Album Reviews
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The Memory Eraser Debate: A Type In Stereo Roundtable

Perhaps it’s in the form of a pill or maybe it’s a more complicated, Matrix-style computer/brain interface. In the end, it doesn’t matter how the device is manifested, the important part is whether or not you accept. The offer? By [...]

October 9, 2013 Articles, Features
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The Lyricist: The Lion and the Wolf

Music is important. This much we can all agree upon. But lyrics? That tends to be a matter of great debate. Staff writer Brennan is here to argue that lyrics can and should be valuable to all appreciators of music, [...]

July 2, 2013 Articles, Features
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Interview: Collaborators for Never Give Up: 10 Years of Celebrating The Postal Service

As you may have heard, I recently had the chance to talk with Stephen Carradini from Independent Clauses about his indie and folk tribute to The Postal Service, Never Give Up: 10 Years of Celebrating The Postal Service. The epic [...]

June 4, 2013 Features, Interviews
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Interview: Independent Clauses

Last week I reviewed an excellent collaborative tribute album to The Postal Service called Never Give Up: 10 Years of Celebrating The Postal Service. The varied artists that contributed to the album were brought together by Stephen Carradini, the man [...]

June 4, 2013 Features, Interviews
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Independent Clauses – Never Give Up: Celebrating 10 Years of The Postal Service

In case you have been living under a rock (or, if you just have dramatically poor taste in music), the electronic indie pop band The Postal Service is on tour again for the first time in ten years. The uber-talented [...]

May 25, 2013 Album Reviews, Features, New Album Reviews
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The 10 Worst People At Any Concert

Live music has an amazing power to bond and unite mankind. Accordingly, concerts are a place where you can not only hear your favorite band but also fraternize with your fellow fans, bonding over a shared love of…aw, shit. Who [...]

May 23, 2013 Articles, Features
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In Defence Of: Mumford & Sons

For those of you that don’t know, my occupation is not Warden of Awesomeness. I do not, in fact, get paid to simply be astonishingly attractive and charming (mostly because I am none of those things). Neither am I paid [...]

May 13, 2013 Articles, Features
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Weezer: What Went Wrong? Part III – The Island in the Sun

Well boys and girls, it’s that time again. It’s that magical time of year when the faithful readers of Type In Stereo gather around their Uncle Chris and listen to him ramble on about how it was once possible to [...]

April 11, 2013 Articles, Features
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Awful “Art” – Creed – ‘One Last Breath’ Video

One of the hardest things to do on this site is pick what “Art” from Creed would be the most fun to dissect. You may be saying, “C’mon guys, this is like taking pot shots at the disabled. It’s been [...]

March 19, 2013 Articles, Features
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Show Review: Circa Survive and Minus the Bear at the Royal Oak Theatre, Royal Oak, MI – March 12th, 2013

This may not be the most prudent way to begin a show review, as it reveals a great deal of bias, but I absolutely love Circa Survive. I really do. There are few bands on the planet that have the [...]

March 14, 2013 Features, Show Reviews
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SongPress: Mercy Street – ‘Try Hard’

The rules to SongPress are simple. One writer picks a song, but does not reveal their reasons for doing so. The other writers offer their opinions about it, and when all is said and done, the person who chose the [...]

March 13, 2013 Articles, Features, SongPress
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Awful Album Art: The Faint – Wet From Birth

Sometimes albums have cover art that is so magnificently designed that it transcends the music it’s adorning and demands entry into our finest halls, begging to be displayed in our most illustrious galleries. This series is not about that type [...]

February 28, 2013 Articles, Features
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Top 5 Instrumental Songs w/Caspian

Instrumental music can be a double-edged sword: artists have far more room for maneuverability and expression without the confines of verses and choruses to worry about, but they have to work twice as hard to establish an emotional connection without the aid [...]

February 22, 2013 Articles, Features, Top 5 Lists
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Ownership and Identity: A Tale of Punk Rock, Hipsterism, and Selling Out

Musicians just want people to hear their music. But it’s rarely ever that simple. Musical culture dictates that all sorts of social constructs get laid over the top of who likes what, and which labels can be applied to which bands. If [...]

February 19, 2013 Articles, Features
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5 Songs to Help Prepare You for a Trip to France

For a tried and true ‘Merican like myself (and a Texan no less), the thought of a two week trip to France can seem a bit daunting.  A new language, new food, new culture, not to mention that the French [...]

February 9, 2013 Articles, Features
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5 (Unintentional) Ways You Sound Like A Pretentious Dick When You Talk About Music

We’ve all been there: you’re at a party, chatting it up with some friends and doing a little mingling, when the conversation moves towards music. You get excited – you love music! You can’t wait to unveil some of the deep [...]

February 4, 2013 Articles, Features
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Do the Shuffle Round 2

You know the rules: hit shuffle on your music library and listen to the first five songs that come up, then write about them. You can’t skip tracks – keep it clean boys. Casey 1. Cave In – ‘Flypaper’ – [...]

January 31, 2013 Articles, Features