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The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Rock Bottom”

"Rock Bottom" marks a turning point in the journeys of our main characters, as The Expanse transitions to what promises to be an explosive second half of the season.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 13 – “Alistair Pitt (No. 103)”

A nice bounce back week for The Blacklist, although it still has a way to go to regain its mojo.

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9 Feb 2016 // 4:00 AM

Laser: Night Driver

Lisa Lobsinger has logged many hours with Broken Social Scene and is an excellent performer. Unfortunately, this collection doesn't find her living up to her full potential.

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9 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

Future: EVOL

EVOL doesn’t stand up to Future's critical peaks, but this could easily be seen as but a release to tide fans over before the next blockbuster.

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Gogo Penguin: Man Made Object

Gogo Penguin’s debut on Blue Note is a relentless, electronic-influenced collection of rhythmic jazz that would make Miles Teller jealous.

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Promise and the Monster: Feed the Fire

Seriously kids, don't feed the fire. OK, but only if Promise and the Monster ask you nicely.

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Sister Sledge: Circle of Love (Special 40th Anniversary Edition)

By the time this record came out in 1975 Sister Sledge had been gigging steadily for some time and releasing small singles. There's little evidence of the powerhouse this quartet became.

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‘Take Me to the River’, Please

This promising documentary about the past and future of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta music scene is overcrowded with too many captains who steer the boat aground.

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What Doesn’t Kill You Will Surely Give You Heartburn

When reading The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook, food safety and strange adaptations of classic recipes may come to mind.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The World in the Walls”

A well-crafted episode that ties together the loose threads that have made up this season so far.

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Junior Boys: Big Black Coat

First album in five years from the Canadian synth-poppers... now even synth-poppier.

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Nap Eyes: Thought Rock Fish Scale

There is a sense throughout that we’re sitting spellbound listening to a storyteller, even though part of our being is never completely sure we follow or even trust the yarns he’s spinning.

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Sierra Hull: Weighted Mind

Sierra Hull comes into her own, perhaps a bit ironically, on an album that has much to do with doubt.

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The Truth: A Step in the Right Direction: Singles, Demos, BBC Live (1983-1984)

Mining the R&B/Mod terrain of the early 1980s, the Truth was an attempt to fill a void left by the Jam. A new collection captures the band in its earliest form, doing what it did best back then.

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When Talkies Were Red Hot: ‘Gold Dust Gertie’ and ‘Her Majesty, Love’

From the era of Hollywood's creative borrowing of Broadway come two scandalous comedies that predate the Production Code's thematic restrictions.

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Christopher Hitchens’ Posthumous Anthology, ‘And Yet…’, and Yet There Is More

Why reprint what's already available, as done here, if such a bounty of miscellanea is as yet uncollected?

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Shovels and Rope: Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1

Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1 features more imagination than most albums of original material.

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Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade: Children of the Light

Three jazz greats step out on their own as a trio for the first time after years working together as part of the Wayne Shorter Quartet.

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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Is in Pursuit of Brains

Lizzy and her sisters spar in the basement while debating the merits of one suitor or another, slamming one another into walls and bearing posts.

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Muse Commandeer Barclays Center for Drones World Tour (Photos)

Resistance is futile. Muse's walloping Drones World Tour forces the audience to confront Big Brother.

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

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"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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