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New Reviews

Throwing Muses - Sun Racket

After the 2013 double album Purgatory/Paradise, Kristin Hersh and band are back with tight ten-track Sun Racket, an apt title for an album that balances …

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Powerman 5000 - The Noble Rot

While the band has tempered their industrial metal sound for a more electronica sound, including a dance-floor take on The Go Go's "We Got The Beat," …

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New 90s Episode

Portishead - Dummy

With their 1994 debut album Dummy, Portishead helped elevate trip-hop from the underground to award-level mainstream prominence

Portishead may remain the most interesting enigma of the 1990s. First is Beth Gibbons, who channels Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins, Billie Holiday, and Jane Birkin into an unmatched vocal for the decade. Second is Geoff Barrow, creating 60s and 70s sounding spy movie and spaghetti western sound scapes via downtempo, gothic, and hip-hop samples and influences, with the tone-perfect playing of Adrian Utley on guitar. Though cast with trip-hop peers Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, and Bjork, Portishead forge an entirely unique path.

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New Releases

The Flaming Lips - American Head

So for the first time in our musical life, we began to think of ourselves as ‘an American band - Wayne Coyne

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Marilyn Manson - We Are Chaos

Eleventh studio album, produced and co-written by Shooter Jennings

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Coming Soon on Dig Me Out 90s

Firewater - The Ponzi Scheme

Thanks to a pick by James S. soon we'll be checking out the 1998 album The Ponzi Scheme by Firewater. Make sure to give the album a listen, vote in the poll, and leave a comment for the show. This episode will record on Sunday, September 13th at 9:00 PM EST.


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Influential Bands of the 90s - Roundtable

The 90s were influencial, but which bands became influential we didn't expect? And which should have been influencial but faded away?

Tripping Daisy - I Am An Elastic Firecracker

Tripping Daisy even managed to score their own version of an oddball hit single a la "She Don't Use Jelly" with the tune "I Got A Girl," Released: 1995 Label: Island Records Producer: Ted Nicely, Tripping Daisy

Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs

Age can make the adventurous seem tame, does Mercury Rev's 1998 album Deserter’s Songs stand the test of time? Released: 1998 Label: V2 Producer: ave Fridmann, Jonathan Donahue

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