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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Papa Roach: The Paramour Sessions

This disc was obviously meant to be a batch of catchy, mature love songs from Papa Roach, but just some three minutes in, it all goes horribly wrong.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)

The Butterfly Effect 2 just doesn't deliver, it doesn't have the emotional impact required to take itself so seriously. Case in point: its finale is so silly it'd make O. Henry travel back in time and prevent himself from inventing the twist ending.

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My Brightest Diamond: Bring Me the Workhorse

Emotive, operatic debut from a sometime-Illinoisemaker.

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30 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Natalie Walker: Urban Angel

From a maturing artist, an album that is at times both all-consuming and brilliant.

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A Fever You Cant Sweat Out

Whatever your absolute threshold of catchy music is, Panic! At the Disco is challenging it. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out adds new meaning and vigor to the words pop music.

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:45 PM

Elanors: Movements

Elanors consists of some members of Judah Johnson, however they are quite different than that group. Spacy, atmospheric, and very consistent, this group creates very

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:30 PM

Bola: Shapes

Context:  six years ago, IDM enthusiasts were perplexed and intrigued by an ultra-limited 300-copy triple vinyl release on Skam (original home of Boards of

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:15 PM

The Hawaiian reggae-rockers try to lighten the national mood. For the most part, they succeed.

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Goldfrapp: We Are Glitter

Goldfrapp and a host of collaborators take that white horse for another well-deserved go-round.

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29 Oct 2006 // 10:00 PM

Ladytron

Anyone looking for a shimmy between fixes?

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'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

// Channel Surfing

"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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