By John Garratt
Balancing the experimental with the accessible can be quite the tightrope act, especially if you're a new band. How do the NEXT Collective fare on Cover Art? The first 72 seconds will tell you all you need to know.
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Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold
F.J. McMahon: Spirit of the Golden Juice
'The Violins of Saint-Jacques' Is a Lush Portrait of a Lost World
"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.