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SPLENDID CEASED PUBLICATION ON 12/31/2005 (CLICK FOR DETAILS). It doesn't look like we're coming back, either, so please stop sending us music, okay? Enjoy some randomly selected reviews from our archives.
SPLENDID is a daily online music magazine for people with a voracious appetite for new music. Our focus is on independently-released material, and we review everything we receive. You'll find a wide variety here: punk, folk, world music, indie rock, electronic music, country, jazz, electroacoustic experiments, home-recorded CDRs and a whole lot of stuff that resists classification. The site is UPDATED DAILY with new music reviews (complete with audio clips), interviews, articles and full-length streaming audio tracks. After more than eight years, we have a MASSIVE archive -- more than 15,000 reviews. Enjoy.
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Drugstore: Hate
Broken Spindles: Italian Wardrobe
Marc Olsen: On the Mend
Nerve Net Noise: #2
Order of the Dying Orchid: Brutus
A randomized selection of previously published reviews. You'll also find full-length tracks from many featured releases in the Boombox.
David Axelrod
Self-Titled
Mo Wax

Post Date: 1/9/2002
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Metric
Live It Out
Last Gang

Post Date: 10/17/2005
Live It Out takes a sophisticated approach to punk rock, mixing its raucous melodies with ambient sounds and slow, ghostly pauses. Opener "Empty", for instance, begins with ethereal synths and singer Emily Haines's longing keen... more»
Ester Drang
Infinite Keys
Jade Tree

Post Date: 5/26/2003
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Cindy Bullens
Neverland
Artemis

Post Date: 1/23/2002
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The rest of the day's reviews. Remember, it's not the length of the reviews that counts -- it's what we say in them.
The Badger King / The Lighthouse, The Giant / The Heart Plays
Post Date: 9/19/2002
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Peter Wright / Radioplay / Apoplexy
Post Date: 1/9/2002
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Dub Station and Sonbeam / Get It Together / Self-Released
Post Date: 1/11/2002
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The Thurston Lava Tube / Move Over Rover, Let Clover Take Over / Cordelia
Post Date: 1/28/2004
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Maria Marocka / SoLo-Fi / Evol Egg Nart
Post Date: 7/18/2002
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Greg Segal / Always Look on the Dark Side of Life: Selected Recordings, 1984-1993 / Phantom Airship
Post Date: 7/9/2002
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12/30/2005: Rosetta
· The Crimes of Ambition · PTI · Karl Blau · Helloween · Gary Noland ·
12/29/2005: Carlo Actis Dato and Baldo Martinez
· Bound Stems · Blacklisted · Quatuor Bozzoni · Tommy and The Terrors · Gary Noland ·
12/28/2005: Breadfoot featuring Anna Phoebe
· Comet Gain · Secret Mommy · The Positions · The Advantage · For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records ·
12/27/2005: Beaumont
· Five Corners Jazz Quintet · Cameron McGill · The Slow Poisoner · Alan Sondheim & Ritual All 770 · Drunk With Joy · Davenport ·
12/26/2005: The Hospitals
· Ross Beach · The Goslings · Koji Asano · Big Star · Lair of the Minotaur · 10 Ft. Ganja Plant ·

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