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Courtney Love - “You Know My Name” (audio)

The frenetic Courtney Love is back, only this time she's using her solo name.

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18 Sep 2013 // 2:05 AM

Factory Floor: Factory Floor

Repetition and efficiency are the operative terms to describe Factory Floor's post-industrial aesthetic, as the hyped electro trio wrings out maximum effect out of minimal moves.

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Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady

A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.

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5 Sep 2013 // 1:04 AM

Vista Chino: Peace

The spirit of Kyuss lives on through Peace, even though it doesn't shine as bright as it used to -- or should.

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21 Aug 2013 // 10:04 PM

White Lies: Big TV

A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.

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20 Aug 2013 // 10:06 PM

John Mayer: Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.

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Bass Drum of Death: Bass Drum of Death

The generous reverb endows every riff with a neon glow and the smell of cheeseburgers and fries served on an open car windowsill.

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Randall Bramblett: The Bright Spots

The Bright Spots may not break new ground, but it's much more than a mere throwback. It's too confident, too accomplished, and quite simply too good to be dismissed or denied.

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16 Jul 2013 // 10:06 PM

The Icarus Line: Slave Vows

Forget Penance Soiree. With Slave Vows, the Icarus Line has made rock 'n' roll that isn’t concerned with being “revivalist” or anything else of the sort. It just is, which is to say thrilling and vital in the way rock music should be.

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Holy Ghost! - “Dumb Disco Ideas” (video)

Another anthem for this summer's soundtrack.

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20 May 2013 // 10:05 PM

Justice: Access All Arenas

Access All Arenas, a vivid and vivacious capture of Justice's 2012 Arena of Nîmes show, proves once and for all that the progression that occurred between Cross and Audio, Video, Disco hadn't changed them as a band. It, in fact, made them better.

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14 Apr 2013 // 10:03 PM

Caveman: Caveman

Putting that whole "sophomore slump" idea to bed, Caveman have managed to outdo themselves by crafting an engrossing, catchy album, worthy of a larger audience.

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Frontier Ruckus: Eternity of Dimming

The new double album from Frontier Ruckus straddles the line between "so much" and "too much", mostly coming out ahead.

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30 Jul 2012 // 10:04 PM

Zulu Winter: Language

A dazzling and moving collection of prestine Britpop.

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17 Jul 2012 // 10:03 PM

Linkin Park: Living Things

A fine collection of rap/electronic/rock that unfortunately disappoints when compared to its predecessor.

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14 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

Mutemath: Odd Soul

Odd Soul is a well-executed record, but it's too indebted to its overt influences to stand alone as a solid album.

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Willie Nile: The Innocent Ones

If you find authenticity in struggle, if you hate all that is fake and manipulative, or if you just love good ol' rock 'n' roll, Willie Nile is your man.

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Jack’s Mannequin: People and Things

There are lots of people and things here. Where McMahon sells the album short is in failing to make either of those two come fully alive.

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Astronautalis Pushes Minneapolis Hip-Hop in Fresh Directions

Astronautalis's hip-hop meets electro-rock spectacle to provide the perfect soundtrack for the genre drifter in all of us.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

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"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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