Nigel Spudes
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Cara Neir: Portals to a Better, Dead World | 20 Nov 2013 // 8:05 PM

The stygian, genre non-conforming hybrid of black metal and punk on Cara Neir's latest makes for a hard-to-pigeonhole, easy-to-love album that might just be the best metal record put out all year.

of Montreal: Lousy with Sylvianbriar | 8 Oct 2013 // 8:06 PM

On its newest album, of Montreal pares back its kaleidoscopic, occasionally crowded sound for an album of understated, Americana-inspired art rock that delivers on its promise.


Burial - 'Rival Dealer' EP (stream) | 12 Dec 2013 // 5:00 AM

Ever since 2006's universally acclaimed LP Untrue, low-profile UK producer Burial has contented himself with releasing a string of singles and EPs, both solo and collaborative with the likes of Four Tet and Massive Attack.

Speedy Ortiz- "Everything's Bigger" (stream) | 12 Dec 2013 // 2:00 AM

Major Arcana, the excellent 2013 LP from Northampton, MA's Speedy Ortiz, succeeded as much because of its lyrics as it did its deft take on guitar-driven rock.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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