Features // 14 Articles
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The Best Albums of 2014
22 Dec 2014 // 7:10 AM

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

The Best Avant-Garde and Experimental Albums of 2014
16 Dec 2014 // 8:10 PM

With new albums from icons like Swans, the continued proliferation of vaporwave, and a bevy of exciting new acts, 2014 has been a wonderful year for experimental and avant-garde music.


Swans: The Gate
25 Oct 2015 // 8:20 PM

Michael Gira’s lauded experimental rock group returns with an apocalyptic shriek.

Swans: Oxygen EP
25 Nov 2014 // 8:03 PM

Revealing the true horsepower behind the Swans’ "Oxygen", this four-song collection should be handled by a professional driver on a closed course.


Blood and Thunder: Entering the Echo Chamber
28 May 2015 // 3:02 AM

In an age when writers regularly churn out "content" at dizzying speeds, truly great music makes a writer slow down and take time to reflect.

Swans - "I'll Cry for You" (audio) (Premiere)
14 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

You can now hear a long-lost Swans tune from the Filth era, that didn't see a proper release at first -- because someone's parents said no.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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