Alibi V.22 No.8 • Feb 21-27, 2013 

Aural Fixation

The Art of the Cover Song

Plumbing the inner reworkings of redux

Refresh your redux memory with Alibi Music Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo and rock out to a playlist of Nuevo Mexicano cover songs.
Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli

Music to Your Ears

Sate your cravings for hip-hop, rock and roll, art-rock and instrumental post-rock with a little help from Music to Your Ears.

Sonic Reducer

OOO Into the Eternal Night · Blaudzun Heavy Flowers · My Bloody Valentine m b v

This week, we listened to new releases from Blaudzun, OOO and My Bloody Valentine.
Courtesy of the Artist

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Special Beat Service

The English Beat • ska

Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …
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