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Monday, November 23 2009

Chicago: A Biography by Dominic Pacyga

The story of Chicago is an epic one, full of many acts of ingenuity, wonder, greed, and tragedy; all the best and worst characteristics of humanity on a grand scale.


Tuesday, November 10 2009

LCD Soundsystem: 45:33 Remixes

The music has not only been remixed, but has also had its original purpose radically reconfigured.


Monday, November 9 2009

Modeselektor: Body Language Vol.8

Thom Yorke's favorite German DJ duo takes us on a tour through 2009's best dubstep-influenced hits and a few other loose ends.


Monday, October 26 2009

Port-Royal: Dying in Time

Frequent sonic mutation is Dying In Time's most admirable trait.


Thursday, October 22 2009

The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad, with hopefully a one-way ticket.


Sunday, October 18 2009

Kikumoto Allstars: House Music

If you played this Australian/German house record for someone and did not announce when it was made, it's highly unlikely that they would guess it was anything but a forgotten late '80s classic.


Thursday, October 8 2009

Shambala Festival: 27 August 2000 - Mystery Location, London

Shambala is an inspiring and engaging festival. Almost every extreme of pop culture is represented, making for an exhilarating experience.


Thursday, September 24 2009

Paul Van Dyk: Volume—The Best of Paul Van Dyk

By focusing on Van Dyk's hits and big-name remixes -- instead of what is actually his best material -- Volume proves to be a remarkably dull dance detour.


Various Artists: Factory Records: Communications 1978-92

Factory Records was as influential in design, sound production, and defining what a label could be as it was in music.


Sunday, September 20 2009

Basement Jaxx: Scars

At its best, Scars sounds like prime-era Jaxx, the sheer amount of well-executed ideas and delightfully weird touches making them unlike any other dance artist this decade.


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Golau Glau - Many Free Songs (MP3) (Mixed Media) [14.Sep.09]
The Gentleman Losers: Dustland (Capsule Reviews) [9.Sep.09]
Various Artists: Tectonic Plates, Vol. 2 (Capsule Reviews) [20.Aug.09]
Martin Schulte: Depth of Soul (Capsule Reviews) [9.Aug.09]
In the Kitchen by Monica Ali (Reviews) [5.Aug.09]
Kid606: Shout at the Döner (Reviews) [4.Aug.09]
Voodeux: The Paranormal (Capsule Reviews) [14.Jul.09]
Disco’s Not Dead (Sound Affects) [13.Jul.09]
Moby: Wait for Me (Reviews) [7.Jul.09]
Ben Reynolds: How Day Earnt Its Night (Capsule Reviews) [23.Jun.09]
Oliver Huntemann: H-3 (Capsule Reviews) [11.Jun.09]
Tosca - “Elitsa” (video) (Mixed Media) [29.May.09]
Nathan Fake: Hard Islands (Reviews) [26.May.09]
Zomby: Where Were U in ‘92 (Reviews) [12.May.09]
LD: Traumatic Times (Capsule Reviews) [5.May.09]
Licentious Gotham by Donna Dennis (Reviews) [27.Apr.09]
DJ Hell: Teufelswerk (Reviews) [26.Apr.09]
Mokira: Persona (Capsule Reviews) [21.Apr.09]
Pig & Dan: The Heat EP (Capsule Reviews) [19.Apr.09]
Marc Romboy: Systematic Colours Volume Two (Capsule Reviews) [16.Apr.09]
Andy Duguid: Believe (Capsule Reviews) [30.Mar.09]
Mr. Oizo: Lambs Anger (Reviews) [3.Feb.09]
House: 100th Episode (Reviews) [2.Feb.09]
Trentemøller: Live in Concert EP (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.09]
Ohgr: Devils in My Details (Reviews) [11.Dec.08]
Mike Monday: Songs Without Words Part 1 (Capsule Reviews) [9.Dec.08]
OceanLab: Sirens Of The Sea (Capsule Reviews) [21.Oct.08]
Shed: Shedding the Past (Capsule Reviews) [9.Oct.08]
Heartthrob: Dear Painter, Paint Me (Capsule Reviews) [24.Sep.08]
The Mole: As High As The Sky (Capsule Reviews) [22.Sep.08]
House (Reviews) [16.Sep.08]
Marek Bois: Boissche Untiefen (Capsule Reviews) [10.Aug.08]
Sa Dingding: Alive (Reviews) [27.Jul.08]
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