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Mikal Cronin’s New Jam, “ii) Gold,” Is the Jam

The best power pop artists, from Big Star on through Matthew Sweet, Teenage Fanclub, and Sloan, make it sound so easy that they leave you wondering why aren't more bands capable of the perfect three-minute rock single every time? After all, it doesn't take a rocket scientist, or even a drummer, to write a simple melody and put a guitar on it.
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Play Me: “Made My Mind Up” by Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin's newest record, MCIII (out 5.5 on Merge), is being billed as his attempt at going big. For power pop artists, like Cronin, big is a relative term: ask Big Star or Sloan or Teenage Fanclub or Matthew Sweet. In terms of money and in terms of exposure, there's only so big a power-pop singer like Cronin can get, especially in today's music landscape where rock music has had to learn to accept its second-tier status.
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35 (Mostly) Rock Records You Need to Hear from 2013

Here are 35 (mostly) rock records you should hear from 2013. Why 35? Who said 10, or 20, or 50, or 100 was the standard? Not all years of music are ...
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Friday at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival

The best part about Friday, besides Mikal Cronin's shredding and Daughn Gibson's honky-tonk stomp, of course, was that I didn't here one peep out ...
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2013 Pitchfork Music Festival: Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin shreds, ok. Mikal Cronin's bassist shreds. Mikal Cronin's guitarist REALLY shreds. Hell, even Mikal Cronin's drummer, who techni...
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The Rockometer: MCII by Mikal Cronin

                Mikal Cronin MC II Merge Records Should the career arc of ...
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Play Me: “Weight” by Mikal Cronin

Much like his frequent collaborator, Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin is a walking, talking, rocking youtube of music history. Together, they've ...
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Play Me: “Shout It Out” by Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin may be best known as a long-time touring and recording compadre of the San Francisco garage-rock, whiz kid, Ty Segall, but he has ...
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