As a Way of Being in the World, to Be Cool Is to Be a Fascinating Asshole

As a Way of Being in the World, to Be Cool Is to Be a Fascinating Asshole

By Megan Volpert

Cool seems to be a phenomenon located mainly between the end of Hitler’s war and the beginning of Kurt Cobain’s band. 23 Jun 2017 // 10:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

29 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Our Brand is Crisis (2005)

Democracy: open to interpretation.

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The Slits: Revenge of the Killer Slits

With one killer track and their revenge served luke-warm, this new EP is a brief and mildly successful comeback for these pioneering women of post-punk dub.

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Diamonds in the Rough: Diamonds in the Rough

The Soundtrack of Our Lives are working on new material, so this will have to do until the next time that big teddy bear Ebbot,

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Sarah Vaughan: Send in the Clowns

The great jazz singer gets her entry in the Legacy "Signature Series", mostly pulled from later in her career.

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Murder à la Mod / The Moving Finger (1986)

While not perfect by any means, Murder A La Mod should be essential viewing for fans of Brian De Palma's work.

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The Juggaknots: Use Your Confusion

Ten years later, 10 years older, but still as fresh as ever.

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Headman: On

German DJ invites over some friends, records some vocals, phones in some production.

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Whodini: Funky Beat: The Best of Whodini

How funky does a beat have to be before we call it a classic? Let's find out.

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Rainbow: Live in Munich 1977

At the core of the live set is Ritchie Blackmore, one of music's often overlooked guitar wizards, plying his trade and making it all look so easy.

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Various Artists: The Aaargh! Annual Year One

Canadian indie rock celebrates the DIY aesthetic, both visually and aurally.

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The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

// Moving Pixels

"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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