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Four Tet: Morning/Evening

Largely succeeding on the strength of the record's second half, Kieran Hebden has proved his mercurial approach to electronic music is as vital as ever.

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10 Oct 2014 // 2:06 AM

Caribou: Our Love

By tweaking the sound of his previous record, Caribou's Dan Snaith has created one of the most enjoyable, crowd-pleasing records of the year.

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The Great Scores: ‘The Fountain’ and a Sonic Road to Awe

Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s metaphysical science fiction film, The Fountain, is a masterpiece of both film music and contemporary art music.

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Four Tet: Rounds (10th Anniversary Edition)

The original Rounds may very well be Four Tet's greatest achievements, a truly classic album. This slapdash re-release, however, featuring only a halfway decent live set tacked on, doesn't do anything to enhance its legacy.

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Juno Reactor: The Golden Sun of the Great East

This is simply a great album wall to wall, one that updates a classic sound for those of us who were raised on "Head Like a Hole".

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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Four Tet ‘Fabriclive 59’ Launch Party: 23 September 2011 - London

In celebrating the release of the latest instalment in the Fabriclive series, Four Tet and friends join forces to bring what, on paper at least, should be one of the best nights of the year.

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10 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Radiohead: TKOL RMX 1234567

Two possible outcomes: fresh perspectives that breathe new life into these often difficult tracks... or a straight-up snoozefest.

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Robag Wruhme: Wuppdeckmischmampflow

An intimate mix for Kompakt that begs you to get lost in its forest of sounds.

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This Is the End Beautiful Friends, This Is the End

It has been an incredibly busy spring semester for yours truly, which means that my PopMatters posting has been much lighter than usual. As of

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22 Feb 2011 // 10:00 PM

Beans: End It All

End It All is more like a new mixtape than a new proper album, a collection of songs that just had to find their way to public consumption.

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Late Fall New Music Playlist

New releases plus a trip to a music festival gives plenty of options for a playlist

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Moogfest: 29 October 2010 - Asheville, NC

25,000 Halloween revelers enjoy festival honoring Bob Moog with 60 bands over three days.

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27 Oct 2010 // 2:55 AM

Caribou: 14 October 2010 - Austin, TX

Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith's onstage energy helped morph the set at La Zona Rosa into a joyous, memorable set of songs from one of electronic music's most eclectic and forward thinking artists.

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The Orb feat. David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres

The sound of Pink Floyd's lead guitar sits on top of the Orb's music rather than inside of it. That's good, but not good enough.

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12 Sep 2010 // 10:00 PM

Mogwai: Special Moves/Burning

Most bands would be adequately represented by this fine live album, but the Glaswegan quintet's live presence is so immense that records can't really do it justice.

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Hot Chip: We Have Remixes EP

Whatever your point of view on remix etiquette, the DJ game is all about individuality, and, for better or for worse, there's plenty of that to be had here.

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20 Apr 2010 // 10:00 PM

Caribou: Swim

Swim‘s sonics boast valleys and peaks that play out like the domestic dramas contained within the lyrics.

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14 Apr 2010 // 10:00 PM

Alex B: Moments

Alex B needs a new alias, because it does not do justice to the benchmark electronica and avant-garde hip-hop showcased here.

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Four Tet: There Is Love in You

There Is Love In You is among Kieran Hedben's best work, a dance friendly album that fits into the extensions of spiritual jazz he has spent a career crafting.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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