Gary Numan: Savage (Songs From a Broken World)

Gary Numan: Savage (Songs From a Broken World)

By Chris Ingalls

In the age of climate science denial, synth legend Gary Numan offers up a bleak dystopian landscape as a cautionary tale. 19 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

12 Sep 2017 // 2:20 AM

Lunice: CCCLX

CCCLX is an album that works best when experienced front-to-back, as the simply-built tracks effectively build upon one another toward a common end.

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12 Sep 2017 // 2:15 AM

Lizz Wright: Grace

There is a Southern elegance to the music. One can almost touch the Spanish moss. The songs are frequently languid and sensual.

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‘The Bold Type’ Blends Political/Social Issues With Good Female-Centered Action

The Bold Type still needs work, but watching women portrayed as smart and competent and funny and flawed is undeniably refreshing.

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Blinded by love for Godard, Le Redoutable is an uncritically sexist bore.

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‘Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions’ Runs Hot in the Show, Cold in the Book

Reading Colbert's Midnight Confessions cover to cover is a little like watching Peter Pan’s shadow run around the room -- you can't nail it down.

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Midnight Sister: Saturn Over Sunset

Though thoroughly steeped in the ‘60s and ‘70s music that influences them, Midnight Sister’s sound is indeed now -- a timeless effort for the duo’s first time together.

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CYMBALS: Light in Your Mind

On their third album, the artsy UK synthpop outfit CYMBALS have matured, but have they gotten better?

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11 Sep 2017 // 2:15 AM

Neurosis: The Word As Law

Out of print since the 1990s, The Word As Law show the evolution of Neurosis from straightforward hardcore to a more thoughtful, but nonetheless aggressive, outfit.

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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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