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Last Updated June 16th

FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE...
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The Breeders: Huffer (Video)

The Reindeer Section: You Are My Joy (Video)

NEW ALBUMS: June 14th
The Anniversary - "Your Majesty"
The Breeders - "Title TK"
Gemma Hayes - "Night On My Side"
Lach - "Kids Fly Free"
Matthew - "Everybody Down"
Jeb Loy Nichols - "Easy Now"
The Von Bondies - "Lack Of Communication"
Weezer - "Maladroit"

NEW SINGLES: 14th June
Click here for the latest single reviews including Halo, Silt, Ben Christophers and Last Man Standing

NEW LIVE REVIEWS:
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Electric Soft Parade / Leaves
Hundred Reasons
Lambchop
Mansun
The Von Bondies

FEATURE: NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The SeaIt's been nearly five years since Neutral Milk Hotel released the astonishing In The Aeroplane Over The Sea and solo releases aside, they've been quiet ever since. Click here to read Kristin Fiore's article, which provides an insight into the career and continuing influence of one of the finest bands of the 90's.

RECENT ALBUM REVIEWS:
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - "Source Tags And Codes"
Bill Wells Trio - "Also In White"
Bone-Box - "Working The Ribald Ratio"
Death Cab For Cutie - "The Photo Album"
Doves - "The Last Broadcast"
The Folk Orchestra - "Blood Stained Lovers"
Giant Sand - "Cover Magazine"
Guided By Voices - "Universal Truths And Cycles"
Hot Rod Circuit - "Sorry About Tomorrow"
John Spencer Blues Explosion - "Plastic Fang"
Lincoln - "Mettle"
Lorien - "Under The Waves"
Man Atom - "The Point About Gordon Black Being"
Gary Numan - "Exposure (The Best Of)"
Satanic Surfers - "Unconsciously Confined"
Tetra Splendour - "Splendid Animation"
Tram - "A Kind Of Closure"
Paul Westerberg - "Stereo" & "Mono"
Wilco - "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"

(Click here to see our review archive - a full list of all our recent reviews)

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NO RIPCORD RECOMMENDS: Death Cab For Cutie - The Photo Album (2002)
It might be too early to start talking about albums of the year but as things stand this superb collection of intelligent indie-rock songs is looking good to me. The excellent lyrics range from amusing to geniunely moving and the melodies are the kind that you never want to end. I challenge any of you to listen to Movie Script Ending or the anti-LA track Why You'd Want To Live Here without being hooked. Trust me if you like your indie-rock, you need to own album...