Various Artists: Seafaring Strangers
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Various Artists: Seafaring Strangers

The promise of yacht rock may send you down some wrong unknown turns, but the…

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Gas Stop: by David Freund
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Gas Stop: by David Freund

Anyone who’s driven through wide stretches of the country knows there are still quirks if…

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Ko Shin Moon: Ko Shin Moon
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Ko Shin Moon: Ko Shin Moon

The French label Akuphone specializes in reissues of pop music from the Asian diaspora, like…

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Cornelius: Mellow Waves
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Cornelius: Mellow Waves

From indie-guitar rock to ebullient J-pop to psychedelic and electronic experiments, Keigo Oyamada has translated…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Melvin and Howard
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Oeuvre: Demme: Melvin and Howard

Originally attached to Mike Nichols, Melvin and Howard handed over the reins from one American…

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The Idiot: by Elif Batuman
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The Idiot: by Elif Batuman

Oeuvre: Demme: Last Embrace
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Oeuvre: Demme: Last Embrace

Suspense tropes that Demme would tweak to much greater effect in Silence of the Lambs…

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Bargain Bin Babylon: Ambrosia: One Eighty
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Bargain Bin Babylon: Ambrosia: One Eighty

Various Artists: Spaced Out: The Story of Mushroom Records
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Various Artists: Spaced Out: The Story of Mushroom Records

There's a good single-disc selection buried in this wildly inconsistent material.

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Various Artists: Funky Chimes: Belgian Grooves from the 70’s
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Various Artists: Funky Chimes: Belgian Grooves from the 70’s

The kind of music available to the ordinary consumer in ‘70s Belgium was kind of…

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