Hot Chip: A Bath Full of Ecstasy
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Hot Chip: A Bath Full of Ecstasy

It’s near impossible to see Hot Chip as stuck in neutral when their lyrics reflect…

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Bargain Bin Babylon: Priscilla Coolidge-Jones: Flying
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Bargain Bin Babylon: Priscilla Coolidge-Jones: Flying

Akiko Yano: Iroha Ni Konpeitou
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Akiko Yano: Iroha Ni Konpeitou

Finds a lively plot of land among the country-western rock ‘n’ roll, kabuki-inspired enka tunes…

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Star: by Yukio Mishima
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Star: by Yukio Mishima

Feels like the culmination of American interest in the late Japanese writer’s cinematic work and…

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Janet Jackson: Control
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Janet Jackson: Control

Control worked past its political moment by contending that definitions of control don’t have to…

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Irma Thomas: In Between Tears
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Irma Thomas: In Between Tears

Irma Thomas' songs are as significant to our contemporary moment as the music of Aretha…

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ALASKALASKA: The Dots
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ALASKALASKA: The Dots

The band simply hasn’t found a way to convert its live, extemporaneous energy to a…

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slowthai: Nothing Great About Britain
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slowthai: Nothing Great About Britain

What does slowthai (aka Tyron Frampton) actually believe about nationalism and homeland?

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Cate Le Bon: Reward
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Cate Le Bon: Reward

Reward is an album that reveals more and more of itself upon further listens.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel: by Margaret Atwood and Renée Nault
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The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel: by Margaret Atwood and Renée Nault

Atwood’s 1985 canonical novel continues to represent a feminist warning bell that draws attention to…

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