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Tuesday, May 3 2011

Autechre: EPs 1991-2002

Autechre compiles twelve singles and EPs, a boxset of ideas and experiments intimidating -- but worthy -- in scope.


Monday, May 2 2011

Hugh Laurie Sings the Blues on the BBC

Hugh Laurie musically performed two tracks from his forthcoming album.


Wednesday, April 27 2011

Hauschka: Salon Des Amateurs

Salon Des Amateurs is great fun and probably the most floral piece of belle époque kitsch you’ll hear all year: perfect background music for your Baudelaire reading group, but it might be a bit much for less adventurous ears.


Tuesday, April 26 2011

‘Revolutionary Deists’: Fanatics for a Reason

The story of deism proves that America has never been, in an absolute sense, a Christian nation.


Monday, April 25 2011

Dirty Vegas: Electric Love

Dirty Vegas are back, and their new album is adequate!


The Deer Tracks: The Archer Trilogy Pt. 1 EP

You have to wonder how two people manage to pull off music that is this ornate, this beautiful, this triumphant.


Wednesday, April 20 2011

Owiny Sigoma Band: Owiny Sigoma Band

Owiny Sigoma Band is less dazzling than albums that construct themselves around cresting horns, monumental voices and a series of climaxes and dramas. The charm of it lives in its corduroy texture.


Wednesday, April 13 2011

‘Heaven 17 Live at Scala’ Gives Us Those Chilly-Cum-Funky Electronic Tunes

In the early '80s, it was possible for England's postpunk pioneers -- New Romantics, Rude Boys, and assorted other malcontents -- to imagine themselves the center of the media universe.


Cut Copy: 2 April 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [12.Apr.11]
The Bell: Great Heat (Reviews) [11.Apr.11]
3:33: EP-1 (Capsule Reviews) [5.Apr.11]
Pendulum: Immersion (Reviews) [30.Mar.11]
Cristian Vogel: Black Swan (Capsule Reviews) [22.Mar.11]
Goddamn Electric Bill: Jazz (Reviews) [14.Mar.11]
Steffi: Yours & Mine (Capsule Reviews) [3.Mar.11]
Fake Babies: We Started Blues (Capsule Reviews) [3.Mar.11]
Com Truise: Cyanide Sisters (Capsule Reviews) [8.Feb.11]
Super Bowl 2011’s Best Commercials (Mixed Media) [7.Feb.11]
Sepalcure: Fleur (Reviews) [3.Feb.11]
Simian Mobile Disco: Delicacies (Reviews) [31.Jan.11]
The Year In TV: May 2010 (Mixed Media) [28.Jan.11]
Rubblebucket: Triangular Daisies EP (Capsule Reviews) [26.Jan.11]
Ryan Davis: Routes of Life (Capsule Reviews) [25.Jan.11]
Supersilent: 10 (Capsule Reviews) [18.Jan.11]
Soul Center: General Eclectics (Capsule Reviews) [16.Jan.11]
Klangwart: Sommer (Capsule Reviews) [5.Jan.11]
Various Artists: Fünf (Capsule Reviews) [3.Jan.11]
Christopher Rau: Asper Clouds (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jan.11]
Ke$ha: Cannibal (Reviews) [7.Dec.10]
Arkhonia: Trails/Traces (Capsule Reviews) [7.Dec.10]
Max Cooper: Expressions (Capsule Reviews) [6.Dec.10]
Jupe Jupe: Invaders (Capsule Reviews) [30.Nov.10]
Girl Talk: All Day (Reviews) [17.Nov.10]
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