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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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A randomized selection of previously published reviews. You'll also find full-length tracks from many featured releases in the Boombox.
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Children of the Black Sun
Mute

Post Date: 11/18/2002
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The Timbre Project
Ruining Perfectly Good Songs
Ice Cream Headache

Post Date: 6/22/2002
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Ashen
Pull and Repel
Two Sheds Music

Post Date: 11/1/2003
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Andrew Bird
Weather Systems
Righteous Babe/Grimsey

Post Date: 5/19/2003
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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.
Bad Religion / The Process of Belief / Epitaph
Post Date: 3/5/2002
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The Short Happy Life / The Album Is Also Called the Short Happy Life / Nobody's Favorite
Post Date: 12/6/2004
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Heart Full of Dirt / American Road / Self-Released
Post Date: 6/3/2005
If the guys in Heart Full Of Dirt are supposed to be the reckless ones, what are they doing complaining about suburban assholes who drive too fast ...more»

Richard Hell / Time / Matador
Post Date: 5/22/2002
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MJB / Bad Faith / Self-Released
Post Date: 3/6/2004
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Last Harbour / The Host of Wild Creatures / Alice in Wonder
Post Date: 10/30/2002
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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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