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13 Sep 2016 // 1:30 AM

M.I.A.: AIM

M.I.A.'s pop-centric fifth and supposedly final album feels much more like a pit stop than a destination.

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani: FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy

On Sunergy, the intimacy with which Smith and Ciani collaborate is striking, and the best parts of the record pull you into that quiet conversation.

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12 Sep 2016 // 1:15 AM

WWWings: Phoenix

WWWings drop brutal nightmarish post-internet music on the masses from the Russian motherland

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Tommy ‘86 - “L.V.T.H.N. Central Unit” (audio) (premiere)

Hear "L.V.T.H.N. Central Unit" from Tommy '86's upcoming LP, Transhumanism.

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7 Sep 2016 // 9:26 AM

Underworld - “Ova Nova” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a composite of everything that is good about Underworld but pushes their sound forward to fit squarely in the present day.

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Tower Records in a Nutshell: ‘All Things Must Pass’

A nostalgic and warm look at a defunct record chain that brings the real substance and heart of the rise and fall.

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Toro Y Moi: Live From Trona

Toro Y Moi revitalizes old songs of his and ends up with one of the best live albums this year.

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The Sustaining Lure of the Paris Commune

Today's equivalent to the Paris Commune is a New York in which Zucotti Park did not merely occupy Wall Street but burned it to the ground, hung the bankers, and opened the borders.

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1 Sep 2016 // 10:59 AM

The Avalanches - “Subways” (Singles Going Steady)

With bright, catchy melodies and jarring imagery, the current '70s kick takes a turn for the eerie.

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1 Sep 2016 // 7:07 AM

Portable: Alan Abrahams

South Africa's Alan Abrahams stretches his idiosyncratic vision of "noir wave, incorporating elements of electronic music, classical, new jazz, and African pop to create an atmosphere of alluring claustrophobia.

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Crystal Castles: Amnesty (I)

After a less-than-cordial breakup, the new iteration of Crystal Castles shows that the vocalist plays a major role in the sound of the band.

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How Does the Mind of the Political Reactionary Work?

Mark Lilla notes in The Shipwrecked Mind, “Apocalyptic historiography never goes out of style.”

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Bon Iver - 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄ (Extended Version)  (Singles Going Steady)

This is full-on dystopian folk music, with lyrical aphasia and a clone army of distorted vocal tracks.

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24 Aug 2016 // 10:00 AM

Motion Graphics - “Anyware” (Singles Going Steady)

Here's a sonic collage packed with unique textures that sounds like Peter Gabriel's Security album after a wild animal was let loose on the mixing desk.

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The Album Leaf: Between Waves

Jimmy LaValle's mostly instrumental outfit returns with another collection of moody, ethereal soundscapes.

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‘Animal Rights’: Moby’s Attempt to Agitate Everyone Who Refused to Listen

Moby the artist -- and electronic music as a whole -- could not and would not be contained by fans' status-quo-worshipping conservatism.

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‘Night and Fog’ Continues to Haunt

Alain Resnais' documentary remains a landmark depiction of the Holocaust, having lost none of its power six decades on.

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Massive Attack - “The Spoils” ft. Hope Sandoval (Singles Going Steady)

"The Spoils" classicist leanings prove that Massive Attack don't need to chase fads in order to create stirring and uniquely powerful music.

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Motion Graphics: Motion Graphics

Electronic artist Joe Williams' latest project is a warm, futuristic explosion of synths and "found" sounds that results in a unique, colorful listening experience.

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Prepare to Be Logofascinated by Paul Anthony Jones’ ‘Word Drops’

What conversation wouldn’t be improved by the inclusion of the word kummerspeck, which is defined as “excess weight gained through comfort eating” but literally means “bacon-grief”?

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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

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"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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