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Tuesday, October 14 2014

Mainstream Economists Are Leading America to Ruin

The challenges for Americans and other countries to grapple with are not economic ones, and they are not narrow, technically ‘scientific’ ones. They are moral and philosophical ones.


Roald Dahl, But for Adults: “Wytches #1”

"It’s not the greatest #1 I’ve ever read by a long shot but…"


The Afterparty: An Interview with Bloc Party’s Kele

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke talks his new solo album, Trick, and explains how the album pushed him to make music in an entirely fresh way.


Songs of Simulation and Discouragement: Bowie, Bono, and Authenticity

With its Apple-sponsored free public release, U2's Songs of Innocence betrays just how far the band has come from their past, despite its attempts to bring back a Dublinesque vision.


Revocation: Deathless

Deathless should cement Revocation as one of the top metal bands in the world, if they haven’t already reached such lofty heights on previous releases.


Jason Aldean: Old Boots, New Dirt

Aldean's personal life, and Nashville's change of direction, isolate the listener and reinforce stereotypes.


Gui Boratto: Abaporu

Abaporu is a record that, despite all of its differing hues, manages to come across as a unified mosaic of sound.


Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood: Juice

The jazz trio, supplemented by frequent partner John Scofield, put out another appealing blend of jazz and groove music -- a flavorful if somewhat slight version of what they do best.


Texas in July: Bloodwork

Texas in July is so lifeless that not even the transfusion of a whole new line-up can revive this corpse.


Monday, October 13 2014

Moose Blood: I’ll Keep You in Mind, From Time to Time

On their debut, Moose Blood proudly wears their ‘90s-emo-loving hearts on appropriately, studiedly tattered sleeves.


JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard (Capsule Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
Plug in Stereo: Plug in Stereo (Capsule Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
OK Go: Hungry Ghosts (Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
Lights: Little Machines (Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
Purling Hiss: Weirdon (Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
FaltyDL: In the Wild (Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
Benyoro: Benyoro (Capsule Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Alive Like Me: Only Forever (Capsule Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Benjamin Taubkin: Al Qantara (The Bridge) (Capsule Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Caribou: Our Love (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Ex Hex: Rips (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Field Report: Marigolden (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Tim McGraw: Sundown Heaven Town (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
Walt Weiskopf: Overdrive (Reviews) [10.Oct.14]
10 Horror Films You Need to Catch Up With (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Oct.14]
Getting Physical with Board Games (Moving Pixels) [9.Oct.14]
SBTRKT: Wonder Where We Land (Reviews) [9.Oct.14]
yMusic: Balance Problems (Reviews) [9.Oct.14]
The Fauntleroys: Below the Pink Pony EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
K-Pop Roundup - September 2014 (Sound Affects) [8.Oct.14]
Exotype: Exotype (Capsule Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
Red Snapper: Hyena (Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
Sea Oleena: Shallow (Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
The Young: Chrome Cactus (Reviews) [8.Oct.14]
Hungry Cloud Darkening: Glossy Recall (Capsule Reviews) [7.Oct.14]
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