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

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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