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Tuesday, December 16 2014

The Best Electronic Music of 2014

The most compelling electronic music of 2014 could be found in thoughtful experimentation and dancefloor-ready fun. But the ones who led the way tended to be pioneers who made their reputations doing just that.


Wednesday, December 10 2014

The Best Dance Singles of 2014

Like a gluttonous monarch with a taste for domination, electronic dance music continued to saturate the airwaves and feast upon the U.S. charts in 2014.


Tuesday, November 25 2014

Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers

With an astonishing lead single and an enveloping album besides, the Manchester producer offers the most vivid expression of his ghostly, brooding vision yet.


Monday, November 24 2014

Bonobo: The North Borders Tour - Live

The audio version of British producer Bonobo's latest concert video carries far less value than the DVD and fails to provide a worthwhile supplement to the studio albums.


Monday, November 17 2014

Arca: Xen

Arca invites you to come along for the ride into the netherworld of the self, and those who do may feel alternately exhausted and exhilarated.


Roll the Dice: Until Silence

The Swedish duo explores the protagonist's journey through the post-war torn landscape in a soundtrack for an imaginary film.


Friday, November 7 2014

‘Maeve’s Times’ Collects Five Decades of Observation by an Astute Irish Writer

Maeve Binchy's good-natured voice challenges Irish prejudice or piety on behalf of those who have been shut out or held down.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

Clark: Clark

“Music is like sculpture. It’s like trying to capture a moment of ultimate momentum, and distill it forever. An invincible, sealed capsule of sound.” -- Clark, August 2014


Thursday, October 30 2014

Betty Who: Take Me When You Go

Betty Who's debut album is not the standout debut that this charismatic pop star deserves.


Wednesday, October 29 2014

Power to the People: An Interview with Basement Jaxx

Many Jaxx fans were surprised by the relatively-straightforward nature of the duo's latest effort, Junto, but the way Felix tells it, it's a deliberately unexpected move from the Grammy-nominated duo.


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