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Smashing Pumpkins
"Gish" and "Siamese Dream" Deluxe Reissues
Virgin

Smashing Pumpkins' debut record "Gish" was released in May of 1991, just over 20 years ago. Their second record, "Siamese Dream," came a touch over two years later in July of 1993.

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Craig Finn
"Clear Heart Full Eyes"
Vagrant

Craig Finn left Brooklyn to record "Clear Heart Full Eyes" in Austin during a four-month break for the Hold Steady. While he arrived in Texas with songs in hand, the actual recording process -- including meeting up with producer Mike McCarthy and introductions to musicians Josh Block, Jesse Ebaugh, Ricky Ray Jackson and Billy White -- took only three weeks.

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Ingrid Michaelson
"Human Again"
Mom+Pop

With her lilting voice and nerdy, girl-next-door looks, Ingrid Michaelson has charmed an audience and built a career around her good-girl appeal.

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Nada Surf
"The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy"
Barsuk

Ever the ones to ignore music industry convention, Nada Surf is obviously moving in a different direction with "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy."

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St. Louis locals Middle Class Fashion deliver upbeat, piano-driven pop with their first full-length album, "Girl Talk."

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Guided by Voices
"Let's Go Eat the Factory"
Matador

There's a fair amount of context to the new Guided by Voices record, "Let's Go Eat the Factory," so let's recap.

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The Black Keys
"El Camino"
Nonesuch

In a recent interview with Pitchfork, the Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney pissed off half of Canada when he posited that while the band would most certainly want to be remembered as more "awesome" like Led Zeppelin, it was also possible that they were more "annoying" like Rush.

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Monday, 19 December 2011 11:41

Gold Soundz' top 11 albums of 2011

Like many other things in life that I still haven't figured out, finding a methodology for creating year-end lists is something that I struggle with.

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Greg Ward draws on various musical styles with his individual approach to the saxophone, offering an innovative take on modern jazz with "Phonic Juggernaut."

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On "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming," M83 combines its usual ambient, shoegaze-inspired sound with catchier, pop melodies to create a diverse double album.

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