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Sorely disappointed by the revamped delicious

In April last year, I visited Yahoo HQ to take a look at what was then their in-progress redesign of del.icio.us. It took me no more than a few minutes to decide that I hated it: it fit much less

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Better luck with music

How much better it is to be patient, and visit Aquarius, than to give into the desire for a quick fix and waste time at Borders or some other soulless chain. I pulled my occasional largely-unplanned-trip-to-the-record-store trick on Thursday. Oh,
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Another reason not to buy CDs on spec

Another album that I picked up during my Borders trip last week was M83′s Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. After I bought it and played it, I was stunned by the warm reception this album received at places
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Adventures in judging CDs by their covers

I went to Borders the other day, to replenish my stock of commute music. I get restless when I have to rotate the same few discs more than a few times when driving up and down the Peninsula, and NPR
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Squarepusher, Ultravisitor

Tom Jenkinson has been recording as Squarepusher for years. He started out with genre-defining drill-and-bass albums, then moved on to his own peculiar interpretation of jazz. His latest, Ultravisitor, is a part-live, part-studio album, about evenly split between d’n’b and
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