Articles tagged the tough alliance, sweden, dance

Flunk: Deconstruction Time Again

The Norwegian mood-pop act let remixers have at their latest album, often with surprisingly successful results.

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26 May 2015 // 1:46 PM

Icona Pop - “Emergency” (audio)

Icona Pop's music probably won't earn them a Mensa membership, but they know how to create an infectious pop tune.

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26 May 2015 // 1:15 PM

Disclosure - “Holding On” (ft. Gregory Porter) (audio)

UK producers Disclosure have a new track to share with "Holding On", but we still don't know when their next full-length will drop.

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‘Astonish Me’ Raised My Eyebrows, But Not for the Reasons You Might Think

I can only agree with the title. I am astonished.

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‘Cries and Whispers’ Is a Life-Affirming Film About Death

To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement.

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Jennie Abrahamson - “Wild Is the Heart” (video) (Premiere)

Billowy clouds of vocal harmonies form the sonic landscape of Jennie Abrahamson's gorgeous "Wild Is the Heart".

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The Best Dance Singles of 2014

Like a gluttonous monarch with a taste for domination, electronic dance music continued to saturate the airwaves and feast upon the U.S. charts in 2014.

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Power to the People: An Interview with Basement Jaxx

Many Jaxx fans were surprised by the relatively-straightforward nature of the duo's latest effort, Junto, but the way Felix tells it, it's a deliberately unexpected move from the Grammy-nominated duo.

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27 Oct 2014 // 11:30 AM

Kypski: Wreck Fader

If you’re looking for a sonic adventure, and love the sound and warmth of old analog records mixed in with squelchy keyboard sounds, look no further.

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30 Sep 2014 // 11:30 AM

Ugly Kids Club: Head Games EP

The songs are slickly produced, so you know that radio is exactly where this group is destined to be played.

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NONONO: We Are Only What We Feel

This electro-dance trio wants you to feel human. Easier done than said.

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Cookies: Music for Touching

Once you’re finished with this round, you’ll definitely want seconds.

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Anne: Pulling Chain

These songs are dull, forgettable, and mostly interchangeable.

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6 Sep 2013 // 2:03 AM

Postiljonen: Skyer

Scandinavian dream-pop trio delivers one of the year's great records.

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Out of the Broom Closet, into the Rave: ‘Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music’

Today's Pagans regard technology not in opposition to a natural construct, but as an interplay of vibrations within earth-based awareness.

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AlunaGeorge: Body Music

Body Music is an effortless, sophisticated mixture of Aaliyah x Lily Allen x the XX plus so much more.

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17 Jul 2013 // 6:30 AM

Sally Shapiro: Elsewhere

Elsewhere is a full remix album of tracks from Swedish disco duo Sally Shapiro that already originally appeared on their record, Somewhere Else, released earlier this year.

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Various Artists: Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran

The mejwiz double-reed flute bucks like a python cut in half, the drum boom-booms, the singers do everything at a shout-volume.

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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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15 May 2013 // 10:02 PM

Peace: In Love

Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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