The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

By Hans Rollman

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle. 17 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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This set commemorates five years of Mitek's existence, and based on the evidence herein I must conclude that they do a pretty good job of things.

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Lindsey Buckingham: Under the Skin

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The Bird and the Bee: Again and Again and Again and Again

Gorgeous and easy female-vocal pop debut EP bodes well for the 2007 full-length.

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This mixture of solid groove and irregular sounds almost becomes as good as it keeps suggesting it could be.

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Directed by John Ford

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'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

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"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...

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