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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Yr Web”

Lifestyle's sixth track sends glad tidings to an old flame while drummer Michael Dahlquist brings the thunder.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Roots”

For the narrator of Lifestyle's fifth track "Roots", Missoula is the place he longs to leave but also the home to which he is always returning.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Plain”

Lifestyle's fourth track "Plain" is a love song of rare insight which is anything but.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Treat the New Guy Right”

Lifestyle's third track charges into town in search of a wife. A wild weekend and a chorus of unrivalled joy follow.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Slave Wages”

Lifestyle's second track guzzles valerian tea and ponders foul apartments while the cat forgoes its vaccinations. The result is perfect pop music.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Contempt”

Lifestyle's sun-kissed opening track finds our heroes in languid mood, contemplating foreign climes and foreign bodies.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’

Throughout the '90s and into the '00s, Silkworm rocked harder and recorded more great albums than anyone. In a sea of diamonds though it is perhaps their seventh album Lifestyle that sparkles most vividly.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “You’re a King”

Like too many great bands, Lowercase have never received their full due. Ragged, deeply, sometimes even awkwardly, personal music like theirs typically becomes the property of small but passionate fanbases.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Rare Anger”

Phantasmagorical stories, startling screams, and a visceral combustion of tension comprise Kill the Lights' penultimate tune, "Rare Anger".

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Stairways”

"Stairways" is a curious little instrumental that nonetheless feels comfortable in Kill the Lights -- that is, as "comfortable" as a song by lowercase could sound.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Neurasthenia”

"Neurasthenia" sinks into bed, going to sleep listless and defeated as Kill the Lights reaches its low ebb in the very middle.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Severance Denied”

"Severance Denied" is possibly the most straightforward and uptempo track on the slowcore of Kill the Lights -- although "uptempo" is here a relative term.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “Slightly Dazed”

By the time "Slightly Dazed" is done, it's hard not to be as bitter as vocalist Imaad Wasif sounds.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - “She Takes Me”

The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails  - “Pinion” and “Wish”

“This is the first day / Of my last days." Nine Inch Nails' 1992 EP begins by gradually building up tension, then releasing it in caustic (yet controlled) outbursts that earned the act a Grammy Award.

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United States of Rage and Love: Green Day - “Wake Me Up When September Ends”

The 11th song on American Idiot, "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is arguably the most multifaceted and emotionally powerful composition on the album.

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United States of Rage and Love: Green Day - “Extraordinary Girl” and “Letterbomb”

Heartbreak, rejection, and rebellion collide in catchy, affective, and brilliant fashion on the ninth and tenth tracks from Green Day's 2004 masterpiece.

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When I Grow Up: The Beach Boys - “Do You Wanna Dance?”

Diving into the first track on The Beach Boys Today!, we look at "Do You Wanna Dance", a re-interpretation of a 1958 Bobby Freeman song, and investigate the question of what exactly a Beach Boys song is.

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Scanning the Skies for Solace: Anathema - “Untouchable Pt. 1” and “Untouchable Pt. II”

The first two tracks off of Weather Systems serve as the first of many emotional rollercoasters, bursting with touching lyrics and gripping arrangements.

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Pain in a Hundred Ways: No-Man - “Back When You Were Beautiful”

The final two songs on Together We’re Stranger are the album’s most straightforward. The first of these, “Back When You Were Beautiful”, is a great example of Tim Bowness' literary eye, with some tragicomic instrumentation from Steven Wilson providing a unique and perplexing background to these mournful lyrics.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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