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Nobody Won the ‘War for the Soul of America’

Andrew Hartman’s engaging exploration of the culture wars confirms that the conflicts will never be resolved because both sides are too extreme for America's moderate middle-ground.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches’ ‘Since I Left You’

Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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Flunk: Deconstruction Time Again

The Norwegian mood-pop act let remixers have at their latest album, often with surprisingly successful results.

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Thomas Brinkmann: What You Hear (Is What You Hear)

Thomas Brinkmann buries the parameters so deep you can barely feel them.

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George FitzGerald: Fading Love

On his effectively moody debut album, British producer FitzGerald inadvertently invents "emo-house".

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26 May 2015 // 2:46 PM

Icona Pop - “Emergency” (audio)

Icona Pop's music probably won't earn them a Mensa membership, but they know how to create an infectious pop tune.

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26 May 2015 // 2:15 PM

Disclosure - “Holding On” (ft. Gregory Porter) (audio)

UK producers Disclosure have a new track to share with "Holding On", but we still don't know when their next full-length will drop.

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Svoy - “Waiting for You” (audio) (Premiere)

Metallic electronica drums meet dark symphonic composition in the sixth movement of New York City-by-way-of-Russia musician Svoy's Symphony No. 1: What Happened When I Was Asleep.

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Doldrums: The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Doldrums' latest is a sprawling exploration of modern synthetic life through artificial drum sounds, synthesizers and Airick Woodhead’s hauntingly human voice.

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‘Freedom of Choice’ Is What You Got: A New Look at Devo’s 1980 Hit Album

Evie Nagy's latest book explores Devo's most successful record, Freedom of Choice, which contains the legendary “Whip It”.

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20 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

Shamir: Ratchet (take one)

Far beyond boxes and genres, Shamir Bailey's debut album Ratchet sees the 20-year-old arrive in front of the public eye, creatively unscathed and defiantly confident. 

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Shamir: Ratchet (take two)

On Ratchet, Shamir predicts his own domination of pop music. He’s probably right.

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19 May 2015 // 3:20 AM

Holly Herndon: Platform

The nexus of surveillance paranoia and sound architecture resides in Holly Herndon's mind.

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Bernard + Edith - “WURDS (Samaris Remix)” (audio) (Premiere)

Icelandic electronic outfit Samaris give their unique spin on the tune "WURDS" by the up-and-coming Mancunian outfit Bernard + Edith.

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14 May 2015 // 3:20 AM

Tyondai Braxton: HIVE1

As a look into Braxton's mind, HIVE1 is as fascinating as it is unsettling.

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13 May 2015 // 1:05 PM

Mt. Wolf: Red

As a first foray into the world of studio recording with a founding member lost, the collective does better than most in more than making up for a missing piece.

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12 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh

Like a shiny penny left submerged in Coca-Cola, the elements of dance music corrode here in Benjamin John Power’s hands.

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12 May 2015 // 3:15 AM

Psychic Reality: Chassis

Chassis succeeds the most when Leyna Noel bares her voice opposing the music that back her.

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Color Therapy: Mr. Wolf Is Dead

If you're looking for mood-music and a soporific, look no further! Color Therapy's here to put you to sleep and exercise any of those unwanted emotions!

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Brother Against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword

The game doesn't portray brothers fighting brothers. It shows pieces on a map easing into firing range of one another with the objective of causing more casualties than they suffer.

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