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Monday, October 20 2014

Queen: Live at the Rainbow ‘74

This lost live record captures one of rock’s most unassailable giants, right when it was discovering how to really belt out its “fee-fi-fo-fums”.


Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen: Cold Spell

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen are poised to become a lasting force in bluegrass and also demonstrate the potential for broader success.


Friday, October 17 2014

In ‘Nymph()maniac - The Director’s Cut’, More Actually Is More

Even with all its XXX gimmickry, Nymph()maniac remains grounded in character. From someone like Von Trier, we'd expect nothing less, and we even get a lot more.


Dinner and a Suit: Stay EP

Nashville quartet tackles grandiose indie pop-rock with aplomb across four-song EP.


London Film Festival 2014 Day 7: ‘Whiplash’

A pupil/teacher story dressed up as a battle-of-wits thriller, the pushy, over-hyped Whiplash fails to impress.


Royal Canoe: Royal Canoe Does Beck’s Song Reader

This is an interesting experiment that doesn’t quite always work, but that probably says more about Beck than it does Royal Canoe.


Da Poet - “Instrumentals Vol. 5” (audio)

Turkish rapper Da Poet returns with another set of moody hip-hop instrumentals.


Matteah Baim: Falling Theater

Overall the album has both a sense of doom and gloom and an intimate, candlelit feeling.


Indie Horror Month 2014: ‘Claire’

Combine an already confusing maze of level design with the shifting planes and shifting angles of the game world, and Claire feels like it's purposefully trying to confuse you. Because it is.


The Persistence of Mockery: Garfield and Surrealism

Goofing around with Garfield on The Garfield Randomiser and Garfield Minus Garfield evokes the poetic Surrealism that arose from Dadism.


Ry Cooder: Soundtracks (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Pig Destroyer: Mass and Volume EP (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Noel Torres: La Balanza (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
Gov’t Mule: San Diego, CA - 27 September 2014 (Notes from the Road) [16.Oct.14]
Valery Gore - “S.O.” (video) (Mixed Media) [16.Oct.14]
Continent: Wasteland EP (Capsule Reviews) [16.Oct.14]
Weezer and the Problem of Fan Expectation (Sound Affects) [16.Oct.14]
Johnny Marr: Playland (Reviews) [16.Oct.14]
Pharmakon: Bestial Burden (Reviews) [16.Oct.14]
JAWS: Be Slowly (Reviews) [16.Oct.14]
Billy Thermal: Billy Thermal (Reviews) [16.Oct.14]
Katie Kate: Nation (Reviews) [15.Oct.14]
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (Reviews) [15.Oct.14]
Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap (Reviews) [15.Oct.14]
Dads: I’ll Be the Tornado (Reviews) [15.Oct.14]
Foxygen: ...And Star Power (Reviews) [15.Oct.14]
The Acacia Strain: Coma Witch (Reviews) [15.Oct.14]
The 10 Best New Breed Horror Filmmakers Working Today (Short Ends and Leader) [14.Oct.14]
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