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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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Valender: 7 Ate 9
Solly: DIp in the Pool
Treebeard: At the End of All Sight and Sound
Cipher: Privilege
Creeper Lagoon: So Little To Give
A randomized selection of previously published reviews. You'll also find full-length tracks from many featured releases in the Boombox.
Tiger Lou
Trouble and Desire EP
Startracks/Parasol

Post Date: 1/14/2004
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The Worry Knot
Under Trees
Oddio

Post Date: 1/25/2003
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Craig Taborn
Light Made Lighter
Thirsty Ear

Post Date: 1/7/2002
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Magnapop
Mouthfeel
Daemon

Post Date: 1/27/2005
The interplay between primary songwriters Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris reveals an implicit assuredness in their longstanding collaboration, while the band's new rhythm section does an admirable job of providing creative flourishes without detracting from the music's melodic core... more»
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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.
Beat Crusaders / All You Can Eat / Popkid
Post Date: 2/20/2002
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Desmond Williams / Delights of the Garden / ESL
Post Date: 3/6/2002
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Living Space / Fade into Existence / Dark Matters
Post Date: 10/25/2002
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Deering and Down / Coupe de Villa / Burn Barrel
Post Date: 1/18/2002
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Dave deCastro / Over the Past / Self-Released
Post Date: 5/16/2002
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Circle Takes the Square / As the Roots Undo / Robotic Empire
Post Date: 8/27/2005
The band is a veritable musical clusterfuck, suturing together a stream of disparate influences to create a racket that's as beguiling as it is beautiful ...more»


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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