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Antony and the Johnsons: Turning

Antony and the Johnsons: Turning

John Paul November 18, 2014 0

What is perhaps most intriguing about Turning’s existence and release in 2014 is that these recordings were made nearly a decade ago during the European tour to support Antony and the Johnsons’ breakthrough 2005

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Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio

Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio

Nathan Stevens November 18, 2014 0

Mark Lanegan has one of those voices that is distinct from the first note. It’s not quite Tom Waits’ blackened croak, but it has the gritty edge of an old worn-out boot trying singing

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Röyksopp: The Inevitable End

Röyksopp: The Inevitable End

Colin Fitzgerald November 17, 2014 0

The conversation surrounding Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp’s fifth and final album is likely to be dominated by the fact that they have decided to altogether abandon the standard album format after its release, and

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NehruvianDOOM: NehruvianDOOM

NehruvianDOOM: NehruvianDOOM

Nathan Stevens November 17, 2014 0

MF Doom’s shadow looms dark and large. This has been true since Madvillainy came out; in the minds of some fans, it is an untouchable work to be worshiped. Of course, Doom is a

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Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Colin Fitzgerald November 16, 2014 0

Dave Grohl spends a lot of time in the past. The film Sound City (2013), his directorial debut, documented the history of the eponymous legendary recording studio where he recorded with Nirvana in 1991.

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T.I.: Paperwork

T.I.: Paperwork

Owen Duff November 16, 2014 0

It is no mistake that, midway through Paperwork, T.I., surrounded by beautiful women, is schmoozing in Hollywood. He explained in an interview that he conceived his new album in terms of a film: “[It’s]

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Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Derek Staples November 13, 2014 0

Twenty years from now, will any dance records be worth reissuing? Porter Robinson, Skrillex, deadmau5, Plastikman, Caribou, Kele, Les Sins, Flying Lotus, Simian Mobile Disco, Aphex Twin, Diplo and SBTRKT all cut albums in

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Edip Akbayram & Dostlar: Nedir Ne Degildir?

Edip Akbayram & Dostlar: Nedir Ne Degildir?

Pat Padua November 13, 2014 0

To this day, Edip Akbayram refuses to drink cold water or eat ice cream in order to preserve his vocal cords. It is a profound sacrifice in the name of art, but Akbayram’s biography

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Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV / Houses of the Holy

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV / Houses of the Holy

Jake Cole November 12, 2014 0

Pop canonization is a dicey prospect. One the one hand, it is validation of a group’s achievement and a recognition that renders initial dismissals obsolete with respectful acknowledgment. But just as often, it strips

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Atomos

A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Atomos

Nathan Stevens November 12, 2014 0

A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s very name encompasses their sound. There’s a majesty that hovers around the notes, victorious at times, but always with a lingering hint of melancholy, like the moments after

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