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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22 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Coney Island

Coney Island deals with the darkness beneath the parks' bright surfaces with discretion, resisting the urge to play every clown image for maximum Carnival of the Soul eeriness.

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22 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wired for Chaos by Brett L. Renwick

If Wired for Chaos is not flawed in execution, then maybe it is flawed in vision.

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22 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Joyeux Noël (2005)

Certainly few war zones would allow for such communal religious touchstones, given that religious belief is more often than not the impetus for war.

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Various Artists: Hard Truth Soldiers Vol. 1

Outrage and tight production form a revolutionary combo on Guerilla Funk's latest sonic war cry.

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Some by Sea: On Fire (Igloo)

A wordy but worthy release from Seattle songsmiths Some by Sea generates some energy but loses some momentum due to the sheer length. My igloo did not catch fire.

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Magnetophone: The Man Who Ate the Man

British duo returns with a new album, taking snippets from rock and British or Celtic folk for some unique and pleasing electronica-laced tracks.

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Loose Fur: Born Again in the USA

The Raccoonists are back!

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Ursula 1000: Here Comes Tomorrow

It's a party! And you're invited! Just don't expect to meet the host.

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Hall Ranaldo Hooker: Oasis of Whispers

The kind of album that goes below the radar both sonically and commercially, this Sonic Youth side project by guitarist Lee Ranaldo, multi-instrumentalist Glen Hall, and free-jazz drummer William Hooker is destined to be rescued from obscurity fifty years from now as a long-lost whisper from the past.

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21 Mar 2006 // 11:00 PM

Hotel Lights: Hotel Lights

Wistful and understated, the debut album by former Ben Folds Five drummer Darren Jesse and his band is often subtly beautiful; sometimes it's nice to feel lonely.

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