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Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Jolie Holland and Tom Waits on Paste's Year End Top 20.

#17: Jolie Holland – Escondido (Anti-) – If the nu-Americana written about in this issue needs a promo CD, there’d be few better choices than Escondido. While it’s easy to imagine the sounds of Holland’s second album floating from your grandma’s old phonograph, there’s little nostalgia here ...

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Monday, December 20th, 2004

The Olypian names Tom Waits and Neko Case in top ten albums of 2004.

Neko Case and Tom Waits are both featured in Theolympian.com's top ten albums of 2004! Other bands on the list include Devendra Banhart, The Hives, Loretta Lynn, and Modest Mouse. Here is what the site had to say about the list: 2004's Top Ten Albums Mix of ...

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Monday, December 13th, 2004

New downloadable tracks from Marianne Faithfull and The Frames.

We have just posted new downloadable MP3s from Marianne Faithfull and The Frames. The tracks are available in the media section as well as in the Anti- jukebox. The Marianne Faithfull track "My Friends Have" is off her upcoming record 'Before The Poison' due out January 25th on Anti-. The ...

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Monday, December 20th, 2004

Tom Waits, Elliott Smith and Nick Cave all make the Pop Matters best of 2004 list.

1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-) Nick Cave's magnum opus, a thrilling pasticcio of magnanimous rock, pastoral folk, and wicked church music, covers more ground in two discs than most artists can in an entire career. God, cannibals, deception, nature, divine inspiration, slaughterhouses, Johnny Cash, mythology, comfort, love, greed, sorcery, and little redemptions in the face of massive tragedies represent just the half of it. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus is a sprawling "Song of Myself" manifesto, bubbling with piety, fear, and hope. The Bad Seeds sound like they're capable of anything; they use Cave's poetics as kindling to set fire to any stereo willing to risk its mechanical life. This year's gospel. 4. Elliott Smith, From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-) From a Basement on the Hill presents a rawer Elliott Smith than we had ...

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

Elliot Smith on the cover of Magnet Magazine.

Elliott Smith graces the cover of the upcoming (Jan/Feb) issue of Magnet Magazine. There will also be a cover story featured in the issue: Elliott Smith Released a year after his death, From A Basement On The Hill is an album that’s as complicated, melancholy and beautiful as ...

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Tom Waits and Joe Strummer Grammy nominations.

Tom Waits and Joe Strummer have both been nominated for Grammys in seperate catagories this year. Tom Waits was nominated for 'best solo rock vocal performance' for the song "Metropolitan Glide" and Joe Strummer was nominated in the 'best pop collaboration with vocals' catagory for the song "Redemption Song" with ...

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