Jamie xx: In Colour

Jamie xx: In Colour

By John Paul

Jamie xx steps out from behind the xx's monochromatic palette with a Technicolor solo debut, the appropriately titled In Colour. 2 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

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Greg Davis seems like a bad bet to make it in the rock world, probably because, for all his eclecticism, he doesn’t really rock

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30 Nov 2004 // 10:00 PM

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It’s this helpless feeling; suddenly the murder of thousands of innocent people is at the fingers of a four-year-old—I’m talking about President

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British synthpoppers Client never come out from behind their stylishly sneering masks enough to connect with their audience -- and without real intimacy or appeal, you're left with a bunch of tracks showcasing protagonists both bored and vaguely repellent.

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Fitting somewhere between the progressive hardcore madness of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the classic grindcore of Napalm Death, Boston’s Converge has been steadily

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30 Nov 2004 // 10:00 PM

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After glimpsing a promo shot for Burn Piano Island, Burn, I was convinced the Blood Brothers were just another gang of screamo pretty boys doling

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