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03.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Motown Records were the titans of 1960s soul, but by the 1970s, Detroit�s rigidly orchestrated songs had fallen out of vogue in favor of Philadelphia�s new spin on the genre. Philly soul was lighter on its toes, a looser amalgam of soul and funk sweetened by emotive washes of strings. Save perhaps for Thom Bell, nobody did Philly soul better than the Kenny Gamble/Leon Huff production t...
01.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
For the last eight months, the chorus of bloggers shouting about how Vampire Weekend will become the next big thing has become absolutely deafening. Today, after almost a year of this hype, the band finally releases its debut album, and soon we�ll see whether these predictions come true. It�s an interesting test of the blogosphere�s tastemaking chops, since over the few years, new media�s s...