The Best Washing Machine Comes Equipped With Sibling Rivalry, Hard Choices, and Big Secrets

"The Best Washing Machine" Comes Equipped With Sibling Rivalry, Hard Choices, and Big Secrets

By Jay Bamber

With "The Best Washing Machine in the World", This Is Us reaffirms its understanding of the tone and rhythm of its narrative and its protagonists. 18 Jan 2017 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

11 Jan 2017 // 2:25 AM

SOHN: Rennen

If at times Rennen suffers under the weight of its own trendiness, it finds redemption in SOHN's unmistakable craftsmanship and ear for nuance.

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11 Jan 2017 // 2:20 AM

Body/Head: No Waves

The experimental duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace return with No Waves, a live document that strives to capture the impact of their impressive debut album.

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Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen

Kanon Pokajanen features Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's otherworldly exhortations on eternity.

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11 Jan 2017 // 2:10 AM

Jai Wolf: Kindred Spirits

Jai Wolf's proper debut holds promise for the young artist's future in EDM.

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Maria Taylor: In the Next Life

This indie folk sits somewhere between a pretty background and an aural comfort.

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood Flies Freak Power Flag Proudly at the Fillmore

The CRB is at the forefront of the 21st century movement to keep rock ‘n’ roll alive as a vital force for counterculture community gathering and musical catharsis.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: “Laws of Inferno Dynamics” Offers a Welcome Return to Science Over Magic

As the team puts its collective heads together, they find the answers are more science than supernatural.

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Nico Muhly and Teitur: Confessions

Though it sometimes struggles to find balance, Confessions transforms the mundane into an elaborate Baroque fantasy.

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Haunted by Nothingness: Emanuele Severino’s ‘The Essence of Nihilism’

Ask anyone whether something can be born of nothing, and the reply will be decisive: No! Yet we think, speak and act “as if” this were not the case.

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The Criterion Edition of ‘Cat People’ Leaves an indelible Impression

The horror master Val Lewton is immortalized in this excellent reissue of his first (and possibly best) film, Cat People.

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