Mistaken for Strangers
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Mistaken for Strangers

Tom Berninger is an aspiring filmmaker who isn’t a very good filmmaker. He is also…

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Top 20 Albums of 2013
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Top 20 Albums of 2013

20. Julianna Barwick Nepenthe [Dead Oceans] Julianna Barwick’s Nepenthe leaves me feeling like I’ve opened…

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Top 25 Songs of 2013
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Top 25 Songs of 2013

25. Janelle Monáe – “Dance Apocalyptic” [Bad Boy/Wondaland] On her stellar sophomore album, The Electric…

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Kronos Quartet/Bryce Dessner: Aheym
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Kronos Quartet/Bryce Dessner: Aheym

It’s tempting to search for connections between Bryce Dessner, guitarist and songwriter for indie-rock megastars…

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Concert Review: The National
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Concert Review: The National

(Photo: Samantha Whitehorne) It took them many years, but the National has climbed to the…

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Monthly Mixtape: June 2013
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Monthly Mixtape: June 2013

Disclosure – “When a Fire Starts to Burn” (PMR) Okay, so it may just be…

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The National: Trouble Will Find Me
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The National: Trouble Will Find Me

On a superficial level, the National should be relegated to cult status, critically-lauded and beloved…

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Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2007!!
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Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2007!!

List Inconsequential: Beautiful Songs About Cities
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List Inconsequential: Beautiful Songs About Cities

“New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” by LCD Soundsystem (2007) James…

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Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2005!!
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Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2005!!

Five years allows albums to mature like fine wine or be forgotten like a tasty…

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