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17 Jan 2017 // 8:57 AM

Wovenwar: Honor Is Dead

Wovenwar returns with an entertaining if safe sophomore effort. The group hasn't yet found its groove, but it's getting there—one radio-ready growl at a time.

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17 Jan 2017 // 8:53 AM

Jeff Parker: Slight Freedom

Guitarist Jeff Parker has now surpassed his previous solo albums and everything he ever did with Tortoise on his vinyl release Slight Freedom.

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17 Jan 2017 // 8:40 AM

J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only

A deeply personal album 4 Your Eyez Only represents J. Cole's most mature and cohesive record to date.

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On Speaking to Southerners About Southerners

The Liberal Redneck Manifesto is poised to really put a dent in this mess that landed that creepy moneybag in the White House.

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Menace Beach: Lemon Memory

Menace Beach return with their sophomore effort, Lemon Memory, with their ‘cool’ intact and some new tricks.

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A Minute to Breathe: Interview With Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

"The last thing I wanted to do was make a song that was preachy about climate change," saysReznor, who with Ross tackles the world's biggest issues on their own terms.

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‘His Girl Friday’: What a Difference One Sex Change Makes

By switching the main character’s gender and adding romantic sparks, Hawks turned the masterful, raucous Chicago newsroom farce The Front Page into the perfect screwball comedy.

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17 Jan 2017 // 2:30 AM

The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody

Oczy Mlody feels less like the group's 14th grand artistic statement and more like a minor footnote to a once-great band's recent output.

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To Live in The World of Edena—With an Orange-Haired Tyrant

Moebius' The World of Edena is a masterpiece that's fitting for reintroduction in our troubled times.

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Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity by Michael Scott

We are invited to adjust our angle of vision to consider multiple ancient worlds in Central Asia, India, and China.

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16 Jan 2017 // 1:08 PM

ENTRANCE - “Not Gonna Say Your Name” (audio)

Psychedelic rock musician ENTRANCE puts on his folk hat for a highly relevant protest song.

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16 Jan 2017 // 12:07 PM

Buzzcocks - “Breakdown” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

Iconic, high-energy punk that perfectly captures the unpolished appeal of punk.

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“The Bad Beginning” Is Anything But in Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Both visually and narratively, A Series of Unfortunate Events works far better as a series than the ill-conceived film that proceeded it; a gothic fable for our time.

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Dropkick Murphys: 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory

The Celtic rockers offer messages of confrontation and recovery in the faces of losers, fools, and habits.

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16 Jan 2017 // 9:20 AM

The xx: I See You

Building off Jamie xx's In Colour, the xx have at last escaped from their own self-imposed limitations.

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Documenting the Little Abuses: Copwatching, Community Organizing, and Video Activism

The ascent of affordable video technology assists in propelling movements for self-determination and self-respect.

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in ‘Medousa’

A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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Transience Permeates the Introspective Pages in ‘Turkey Rediscovered’

Where Job scraped his sores, where Xenophon crossed the Euphrates, Krause Reichert links the stories he knows well to their terrain and traces.

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The Similitude of Dreams: A Conversation With Neal Morse

American prog rock icon Neal Morse delves into the creation of his newest opus, The Similitude of a Dream.

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13 Jan 2017 // 12:40 PM

MILCK - “Quiet” (audio) (premiere)

Just in time for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21st, LA pop artist MILCK shares the stunning new anthem, "Quiet", that could be the rallying call for the protests.

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