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16 Jan 2017 // 9:20 AM

The xx: I See You

Building off Jamie xx's In Colour, the xx have at last escaped from their own self-imposed limitations.

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Transience Permeates the Introspective Pages in ‘Turkey Rediscovered’

Where Job scraped his sores, where Xenophon crossed the Euphrates, Krause Reichert links the stories he knows well to their terrain and traces.

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Forcing Connections in ‘100 Streets’

100 Streets offers four groups of people who have nothing to do with each other than, well, the fact that they have to.

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When the Forms Start Taking Shape: An Interview with Bonobo

Bonobo: "I moved to L.A., but I don't really have a base anywhere: there's no base in England, there's no base here, it's just sort of me and wherever I am is where home is."

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11 Jan 2017 // 2:25 AM

SOHN: Rennen

If at times Rennen suffers under the weight of its own trendiness, it finds redemption in SOHN's unmistakable craftsmanship and ear for nuance.

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11 Jan 2017 // 2:10 AM

Jai Wolf: Kindred Spirits

Jai Wolf's proper debut holds promise for the young artist's future in EDM.

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Conrad Schnitzler / Schneider TM: Con-Struct

Con-Struct proves that messing with some so-called gospel materials can lead to marvelous things.

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9 Jan 2017 // 9:15 AM

Mika Vainio: Mannerlaatta

With Mannerlaata, Mika Vainio has created a soundtrack that is presumably as sinister and confounding as the film it accompanies.

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BFI’s Release of Abel Gance’s ‘Napoléon’ Does Justice to a Masterpiece

The BFI’s restoration of Gance’s groundbreaking, grandiloquent 1927 epic is one of the year’s most highly anticipated Blu-ray releases.

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The 10 Best Dance Songs of 2016

From the '90s-flavored house of London-based Antony & Cleopatra to French electronic duo You Man, here is a collection of songs from DJs, producers, and electronic musicians that continue to push the frontiers of artistic expression.

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In Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’, Is God Even Listening?

Hunted Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan wrestle with the possibility that all their suffering, and that of their persecuted followers, could be meaningless.

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‘Patriots Day’ Is Heavy With Exasperating Fiction

Tommy (Mark Wahlberg) embodies a troubling fiction, the one where one man can "fix it". Sometimes, that fiction is inspiring. Sometimes, it's exasperating.

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Johnny Kills — “Take it Easy” (audio) (interview)

This London/Brighton trio releases fiery debut song of one-and-a-half minute garage rock goodness.

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21 Dec 2016 // 2:25 AM

Taso: New Start

Taso's New Start is a showcasing of footwork’s far-reaching appeal and a necessary addition to its canon.

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The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2016

Electronic music is one of the broadest-reaching genres by design, and 2016 highlights that as well as any other year on record.

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Trumpaholism, or, Is “Liquor Before Beer, Never Fear” a Piece of Fake News?

How I worry when I drink, and why Distilled Knowledge is diffuse knowledge.

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15 Dec 2016 // 2:25 AM

Moderat: Live

Serving as the perfect culmination of Moderat's studio LP triptych -- which reached its apex with this year's III -- Live proves that 2016 was Moderat's year.

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14 Dec 2016 // 10:18 AM

Schiller - ‘Future’ (album stream) (premiere)

Electropop's Schiller returns with a gorgeous new album of cinematic music in Future.

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Various Artists: 20 Years of Victory

Catskills Records' eclectic anniversary release features squeaky toys, kazoos and Finnish cheerleader champions.

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12 Dec 2016 // 2:10 AM

Scuba: Fabric 90

Hard-hitting house with a sad backstory: the closure of one of the world's most celebrated dance clubs.

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

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"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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