Wire: Wire
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Wire: Wire

Wire lacks the explicit politicking of the band’s peers, but its tense, ruinous, yet calmly…

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Kathryn Calder: Kathryn Calder
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Kathryn Calder: Kathryn Calder

Kathryn Calder is composed of pillowy synthscapes, contemplative tempos and ethereal vocals.

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Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color
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Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes does well for itself as one of the few fresh, authentic voices still…

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Revisit: Coldplay: X&Y
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Revisit: Coldplay: X&Y

X&Y isn't properly bad; it’s just in desperate need of a strong producer’s hand to…

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Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts: Blaster
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Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts: Blaster

Blaster is a rock record featuring Weiland’s signature brand of throwback glam vocals.

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Passion Pit: Kindred
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Passion Pit: Kindred

In his perpetual rush to create something memorable Angelakos often omits the personal details that…

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Ata Kak: Obaa Sima
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Ata Kak: Obaa Sima

The latest release on Awesome Tapes from Africa is a bright techno-hip-hop hybrid fueled by…

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Calexico: Edge of the Sun
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Calexico: Edge of the Sun

Edge of the Sun sounds consistent to a fault, foregrounding the easygoing nature of the…

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Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band: Juguya
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Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band: Juguya

The names themselves are exotic: Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital with a thriving underground music…

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Holy Hell! Alien Lanes Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Alien Lanes Turns 20

There are enough maddeningly infectious melodies here to form the basis of a greatest hits…

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