Punchout: Beachwood Sparks’ The Tarnished Gold

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Punchout–and even longer since we’ve had an album by Beachwood Sparks. Matt Gonzales and Chris Overpeck are too mellow to duke it out.

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Punchout: Andrew Bird’s Break It Yourself

Andrew Bird: annoying whistler or amazing tunesmith? Matt Gonzales and Chris Overpeck are singing like canaries.

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Punchout: Damien Jurado’s Maraqopa

Damien Jurado is not the sad bastard he used to be. Is that a good thing? Chris Overpeck and Matt Gonzales don’t exactly agree.

February 9, 2012
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Punchout: Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp

“And even more than on her two prior albums, Van Etten sounds exhausted from the toil of heartbreak, her flat affect suggestive of the kind of artificial calm only medication can provide.” Matt Gonzales and Chris Overpeck review Sharon Van Etten’s new album.

February 2, 2012
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Punchout: Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas

Canada’s sexiest septuagenarian has a new album. Who is most enraptured by it: Chris Overpeck, or Matt Gonzales? You decide.

January 24, 2012
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Punchout: Nada Surf’s The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

Are you too cool for Nada Surf? Then you may be tool cool for Matt Gonzales and Chris Overpeck. Pity.

December 22, 2011
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Punchout: Favorite Albums Of 2011

Yeah, we still call ’em albums. So what?

December 6, 2011
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Punchout: The Black Keys’ El Camino

Chris Overpeck says it’s for keeps. Matt Gonzales says it’s a great one-night stand. What’s your opinion?

November 17, 2011
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Punchout: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Is Noel Gallagher’s first post-Oasis project a dream or a dud? Our reviewers disagree. We’d like your opinion.

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