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20 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Midnight: Into the Night

Yet another in a seemingly endless series of “lost” metal and proto-metal albums, Into the Night’s appeal will be largely predicated on just how you approach such music.

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The First Wave of Releases in ‘The Films of Charlie Chaplin’ Find the Tramp at His Comic Peak

The Kid, The Gold Rush and The Circus prove that the years have done nothing to diminish the brilliance of Chaplin's early comedy.

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Bob Dylan’s Magical, Controversial Night Shows No Signs of Losing Life

Elijah Wald expertly recreates the (in)famous Newport electric set, shifting perspective amongst Dylan, Seeger and others to fans in the crowd and even the beleaguered sound man.

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Hozier: Live in America EP

Hozier proves himself as one of the mainstream's most well-rounded assets with a live release to be admired.

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The Cocoon: While the Recording Engineer Sleeps

The Cocoon could have been something special. Hell, they were something special!

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19 Aug 2015 // 1:26 PM

Jarryd James Delivers Soulful Electro-R&B in First NYC Show

Aussie Jarryd James performed like a seasoned music vet at the Bowery Ballroom following raucous openers Secret Weapons.

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19 Aug 2015 // 1:00 PM

Stuart Mason: Tradition

Mason finds evolution in devolution with this 15-track package of folk classics.

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Going Only Skin Deep in ‘The Beauty #1’

A new disease leaves its victims feeling pretty.

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‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ Isn’t All Just Fluff

Aardman Studios' stop-motion film introduces basic yet layered characters and sends them on clever, oftentimes funny adventures.

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The ‘Frozen’ Characters’ Mix in ‘Once Upon a Time - Season 4’ Creates Quite the Slush

In what appears to be more of a publicity stunt to capitalize on the immense popularity of Frozen, Storybrooke is looking more like Disneyworld than a classic fairytale world.

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‘Girl at War’ Will Stay With You

Did I not want this story to end due to Sara Novic's literary architecture? Or was it my investment in a character so evolved that I didn't want to let her go?

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Iris Dement: The Trackless Woods

Iris Dement’s The Trackless Woods sets Russian poet Anna Akhmatova’s poetry to music with excellent results.

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19 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

La Luz: Weirdo Shrine

Seattle-based group of retro-minded musicians tap Ty Segall to produce their latest set of girl group inspired surf doo-wop garage pop.

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19 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

Dr. Dre: Compton (take 2)

After 15 years of largely playing mentor to developing artists, Dr. Dre makes a triumphant 11th hour solo return.

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19 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Trimpe Will Smash

Herb Trimpe didn’t care much for superheroes, but he worked for one of the genre’s most enduring titles and brought to life one of its most popular characters.

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19 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

A Bit of ‘British Noir’

There's a cool premise or two in this lot and, honestly, two fairly cracking pictures.

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin: Ichigo Ichi/Satoko Fujii Tobira: Yamiyo Ni Karasu

It's another day at the office for Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura -- meaning they just released two albums designed to kick down more doors in jazz.

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Various Artists: Buy This Fracking Album

As Buy This Fracking Album makes clear, a common cause can garner considerable attention if the right mix of artists are involved.

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18 Aug 2015 // 2:58 PM

Tart: These Are Not Love Songs

Detroit femmelectro duo display growth and maturity while retaining noir sexiness on second EP.

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The High Cost of Living in ‘Secret Wars #5’

Like Yahweh of old, Doctor Doom walks through the Garden of Eden that is his own creation, himself more a tempter than any serpent.

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