Junior Boys: Big Black Coat

Junior Boys: Big Black Coat

By John Bergstrom

First album in five years from the Canadian synth-poppers... now even synth-poppier. 8 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

1 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Too Beautiful for You: Tales of Improper Behavior by Rod Liddle

Liddle freights the sex in these stories with symbolic weight, but that means it can never be merely 'improper behavior' -- sex must be an expression of character, a vehicle for various obsessions and shortcomings, a cause for romantic tumult.

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James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters by James Curtis

Curtis' refusal to see any gay content or sensibility in Whale's films, beyond the director's penchant for large floral arrangements on his sets, is baffling.

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How Brands Become Icons: The Principles of Cultural Branding by Douglas B. Holt

More than merely reflecting people and the times in which they live, iconic brands offer myths that help resolve the contradictions of society.

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Doubt: A History by Jennifer Michael Hecht

We are reminded that for most of history, doubt has been a moderating factor, allowing for a more cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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28 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Frank Lee Sprague: Merseybeat

In an extremely impressive feat of inspiration and musicianship, Frank Lee Sprague produces a set of songs that are both original and true to the spirit of an era.

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	Lily Holbrook: Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

It turns out that all any busker wants to do is to make techno-influenced pop music.

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	Dark Tranquillity: Character

In which the veteran Swedish metal innovators show the youngsters a thing or two about what makes a good metal album.

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	Death in Vegas: Satan’s Circus

Death in Vegas have yet to craft a fitting follow-up to 1999's The Contino Sessions, and while Satan's Circus is an enjoyable album, it is also damningly immaterial.

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28 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

Doves: Some Cities

Doves' first album in three years keeps things simple, with pleasing results.

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28 Feb 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Vanessa Carlton: Harmonium

It's not easy being a 24-year-old adolescent with a string section at your disposal. Vanessa Carlton tries to show how grown-up she's become on Harmonium and actually sounds, like, ya know, more girlish than ever?"

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Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Love Stories in Video Games

// Moving Pixels

"This week we return the topic of how love, sex, and relationships are represented in video games.

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