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22 Sep 2016 // 7:21 AM

Forma: Physicalist

Brooklyn's instrumental trio are back in rare form with a new label, a new band member, and an expanded sonic palette.

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19 Sep 2016 // 12:42 PM

Luísa Maita - “Fio da Memória” (video) (premiere)

Luísa Maita perfectly personifies the multi-cultural character of her home city of São Paulo with modern Brazilian sounds.

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16 Sep 2016 // 12:35 PM

Bon Iver - 33 “GOD” (Singles Going Steady)

33 "GOD" continues to make us believe that Bon Iver may be dropping one of the best albums of 2016.

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16 Sep 2016 // 10:37 AM

SOHN - “Signal” (Singles Going Steady)

SOHN's vocals have a gorgeous, contemporary R&B feel.

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16 Sep 2016 // 9:45 AM

Sampha - “Blood on Me” (Singles Going Steady)

"Blood on Me" offers a thrilling slice of aural tension and gives yet another reason to keep a close eye on Sampha's solo career

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14 Sep 2016 // 1:00 PM

Trentemøller - “Redefine” (Singles Going Steady)

Redefine" is haunting in a very grounded way, with the bass crystal clear, the snares sharp, and the vocals clean and slightly lethargic.

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Harrison: Checkpoint Titanium

While there are moments of humanity here, Harrison does not do enough to capitalize on his own strengths, and his weakness for generic sound palettes causes the album to sink.

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13 Sep 2016 // 2:30 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 // 2:15 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 // 10:26 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 // 11:59 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 // 8:07 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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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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