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June 16, 2008 Where Yo La Tengo's "Tears Are in Your Eyes" possesses the heavy-lidded feel of shared sorrow (with a reassuring hint of optimism), Adem's cover opts for a tone of comparative comfort. His version also functions as a sort of Cliffs Notes to what Adem is all about: a figurative glass of warm milk for a world of nervous stomachs.
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June 5, 2008 When driving long distances, the crushing exhaustion and faceless landscapes can fade from memory in a nanosecond when accompanied by the perfect piece of adrenaline-infused music. These five tracks serve that purpose beautifully, so be sure to put them on for those moments when the landmarks are starting to whiz by in a joyously indistinct blur.
May 30, 2008 Plus, gentle new folk from Adem, singer-songwriter Thao Ngueyn, Atlas Sound, electro-rock duo Ratatat and songs of accidents and emergencies from Spiritualized.
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December 25, 2006 Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson listened to thousands of albums in 2006 before settling on these 10 frequently overlooked favorites.
August 17, 2006 Adem's "Spirals" opens on a tiny scale before looking ever farther outward, drawing parallels between intertwined galaxies and people in love. In the process, the sweet ballad magnifies the way a small gesture of affection can reverberate with a force that's impossible to quantify.
July 20, 2004 Gottschalk by pianist Frank French; New music from guitar wonder Leo Kottke; Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience; An Omaha oddity: Tilly and the Wall; Experimental silence from Adem Ilhan and more.
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