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Todd Terje: It’s Album Time

Todd Terje: It’s Album Time

Pat Padua April 17, 2014 0

Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time begins with a synth line that I imagine blaring over a PA as lasers pierce the darkness of a smoke-filled club for fans awaiting their Norwegian disco god. Yes,

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Twilight: III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb

Twilight: III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb

Rob Rubsam April 17, 2014 0

Several years in the making, III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb arrives at a moment both advantageous and inopportune. Black metal as a genre has been rising in critical acceptance since about 2010, and the release

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Unwound: Rat Conspiracy

Unwound: Rat Conspiracy

Nathan Stevens April 16, 2014 0

The post-hardcore world is no stranger to excess. Big Black’s six minute odes to setting yourself on fire and Hüsker Dü’s “Reoccurring Dreams” are prime examples that some of the best songs post-hardcore has

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Metronomy: Love Letters

Metronomy: Love Letters

Josh Goller April 16, 2014 0

The arm of Joseph Mount’s metronome has swung back away from the sunny beats and expansive instrumentation that defined his band’s previous release, a record that was heaped with acclaim. The English Riviera evoked

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John Frusciante: Enclosure

John Frusciante: Enclosure

Jester Jay Goldman April 15, 2014 0

Anyone who knows John Frusciante’s guitar work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other rock bands will be completely nonplussed by his latest release, Enclosure. It may even surprise the true fans that

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CunninLynguists: Strange Journey Volume Three

CunninLynguists: Strange Journey Volume Three

Nathan Stevens April 15, 2014 0

When you make an 18 track hip-hop album about space shenanigans you’re going to get some unwelcome comparisons to a certain legendary album. Yes Deltron 3030 looms above Strange Journey Volume Three but the

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OFF!: Wasted Years

OFF!: Wasted Years

Rob Rubsam April 14, 2014 0

Like an experiment in built-in obsolescence, OFF! presents its listeners with an interesting question on Wasted Years: why the hell are you listening to this when, at literally any other point in its members’

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The Pretty Reckless: Going to Hell

The Pretty Reckless: Going to Hell

David Maine April 14, 2014 0

First of all, enough with the Janis Joplin references. Taylor Momsen is a good singer and The Pretty Reckless are a solid little hard-rock outfit, but please, this ain’t Big Brother and the Holding

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Mac DeMarco: Salad Days

Mac DeMarco: Salad Days

Nathan Kamal April 13, 2014 0

Everybody loves a clown, or so what we’re told. At the very least, music critics do; in the relatively short history of rock ‘n’ roll, there seems to be a special place reserved for

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Coffinworm: IV.I.VIII

Coffinworm: IV.I.VIII

Will Ryan April 13, 2014 0

It’s easy to get hung up on the gleeful putridity of Coffinworm. The Indianapolis blackened doom outfit are happy to wallow in the festering pits of humanity’s darker more sociopathic corners of existence. Or

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