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Various Artists: Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions of a Latin American Earth

Venezuela thrived culturally and economically in the '70s, and this compilation reveals the fresh and exciting experimental rock scene at a time when rock music in that country was finding its own sound.

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Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits (Expanded Edition)

Despite its title, this Greatest Hits comp deftly mixes radio smashes with lesser-known album cuts to paint a picture of a group burgeoning on pop stardom, but stops just a breath before they got there.

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Jain - “Come” (Frank Pole remix) (audio) (premiere)

Jain’s “Come” has already done quite well for itself, hitting #1 on the French pop charts in no small part thanks to its snappily syncopated blue-eyed-soul thump.

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‘Empire of Things’ Is Both an Epic and a Necessary Look at Consumer Culture

Trentmann's historical analysis of consumption manages to be both depressing about our habits and hopeful about change.

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20 Jun 2016 // 9:29 AM

Ohal: Acid Park

An impressive electronic debut from an up-and-coming artist.

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Plaid: The Digging Remedy

On their new record The Digging Remedy Plaid provide us with one of the most satisfying examples of the Plaid sound yet recorded.

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Bionik - ‘The Way I Be’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Bionik's i>The Way I Be EP is a revitalization and re-exploration of the strobe-light, cymbal-heavy trap that briefly peaked around 2013 before re-entering the underground.

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17 Jun 2016 // 10:35 AM

Lawrence: Yoyogi Park

On the third in a trio of collaborations with artist Stefan Marx, the electronic musician means to evoke the urban Tokyo landmark of the title, but his music is more of the bedroom-and-laptop sort.

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Principled Pleasure: Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ at 30 Still Commands Respect

A masterpiece of self worth-themed contextual pop proves our idiocy for downgrade shaming her to the status of "wardrobe malfunction".

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15 Jun 2016 // 12:07 PM

Big Everything - ‘Big Everything Mixtape’ (audio) (premiere)

Big Everything's music springs from the fertile wellspring of New York club culture and incorporates soul, funk, and disco into the electronic mix.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Classixx: Faraway Reach

In Faraway Reach, L.A.-bred dopamine dealers Michael David and Tyler Blake stick to their guns and craft disco-tinged dance-pop that draws equally from '80s new wave and maximalist EDM.

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‘The Restless Clock’ Will Have You Pondering the Matter of Matter

History of science professor Dr. Jessica Riskin examines how we banished agency from the science of living things.

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14 Jun 2016 // 11:00 AM

Factory Floor - “Dial Me In” (Singles Going Steady)

A fresh slab of minimalist dance funk, "Dial Me In" is in a way a throwback to the '80s with its clean, ultra-processed sounds.

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DJ Paypal feat. DJ Earl + DJ Taye - “Dose” (Singles Going Steady)

"Dose" finds DJ Paypal fiddling with one of his most detailed and meticulously crafted beats to date.

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10 Jun 2016 // 9:49 AM

The Avalanches - “Frankie Sinatra” (Singles Going Steady)

The Avalanches' first track in 16 years, "Frankie Sinatra" sounds distinctly like their work, but to simply call it a return to form would be inaccurate.

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Who Are You Calling ‘White Trash’?

White Trash serves as an opening statement on the long ignored presence of class within a country that prides itself on freedom and equality for all.

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9 Jun 2016 // 10:44 AM

Boys Noize: Mayday

In the midst of a conflict between his mainstream ambitions and his established style, Boys Noize creates a hybrid album that actually kind of works.

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9 Jun 2016 // 8:33 AM

Lone: Levitate

In Levitate, Lone finds himself at a healthy middle ground between subterranean ambience and soaring, sweat-soaked club music.

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8 Jun 2016 // 11:22 AM

John Tejada - “Lakewood Drive” (Singles Going Steady)

Like many other electronic/chillwave music out right now, "Lakewood Drive" is too long and one-dimensional for its own good.

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An Anxious Eroticism: The Flesh and Machinery Grooves of Elyas Khan

Elyas Khan's sensuously-disquieting music, in his own words, is a hallucinatory event: it embodies the kind of fear, alarm and agoraphobia we sometimes feel when we've read too many headlines for the day.

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Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (take 2)

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"Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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