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Empire: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Fires of Heaven”

Empire, has always been chess match played in a flamboyant, Machiavellian style, but this episode’s moves were so clearly telegraphed that it’s hard to admire them.

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Blitzen Trapper: All Across This Land

As the Portland band continues to log miles across the country, a new collection of tunes proves to be reliably comforting, adventurous, and wildly literate.

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7 Oct 2015 // 10:30 AM

Glenn Mercer: Incidental Hum

Glenn Mercer's second solo album -- and first since 2007 -- is proof that that this Feelies man is a formidable presence in guitar music. For the weird side of your mood.

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‘Northern Soul’: Rebellion at 45rpm

In the dance halls, we can see the transformation of lost individuals into a glorious tribe of dressed up, sweaty acolytes, flashing their baggy trousers and swirling their flared skirts.

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Matt Nathanson: Show Me Your Fangs

Career-defining songs from a songwriter with an already-impressive track record. Prepare to hear plenty about this for some time to come.

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Don’t Believe the Hype: ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Is No Big Deal

Magic Mike XXL could have ratcheted up the expectations one has for the rom-com, but ultimately it does very little with the space that it ekes out for itself among the genre’s norms.

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David Bowie: Five Years (1969-1973)

David Bowie presents a lavish box set containing classic albums that have been carefully remastered for amazing sound clarity.

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6 Oct 2015 // 2:10 AM

Shawn Colvin: Uncovered

Colvin seems satisfied just to find material that lets her pass for the older but wiser girl. She’s no sheboopi.

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October Sky - ‘Rise’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Brute force, progressive rock experimentation, and slick production highlight the latest EP by the Canadian duo.

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Empire’s Latest Episode Promises More than Just Gags

The second episode of Empire's second season gives audiences more of what they came for: narrative, character development, and strained relationships.

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Paul McCartney: Tug of War / Pipes of Peace

Long forgotten, these reissues may be a mixed bag, but prove essential when reflecting on the ex-Beatle's vast volume of work.

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2 Oct 2015 // 2:15 AM

Don Henley: Cass County

Cass County takes an interest in time, nostalgia and the inherent heartbreak of aging, and what makes sense as a country song.

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IAMX - ‘Metanoia’ (album stream) (premiere)

The sixth album by the former Sneaker Pimp bridges multiple genres to create a vibrant, energetic, glammy musical hybrid.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Where the City Meets the Sky: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes

Here's a remix album that makes you want to listen to the original material. In other breaking news, the earth is round.

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Against Me!: 23 Live Sex Acts

Whenever a good punk band delivers a live album that actually captures that live energy, it's worth noting. This is one of those times.

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Motel Beds - “Mind Glitter” (video) (premiere)

The fabulous new video by the Dayton rockers celebrates classic moments of American decadence and gluttony.

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Nikki Hill - “(Let Me Tell You Bout) LUV” (audio) (premiere)

When you have a powerful Southern soul singer with a penchant for AC/DC, you know you're going to get something badass.

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Collective Soul: See What You Started By Continuing

Collective Soul sound refreshed and reinvigorated with a set that stays true to who they are.

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Patti Smith’s Practice of Everyday Living Will Intrigue Readers of ‘M Train’

Every chapter in M Train digs a fresh grave in the chambers of Patti Smith's memory.

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‘Salad Days’ Provides Punk Food for Thought

This D.C. punk doc eschews rose colored glasses as it looks back on that most influential American punk scene.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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