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The Tragically Hip: Man Machine Poem

This may be this inventive Canadian outfit's swan song, but you don't have to cry. It's as good, if not better, than any of the band's past glories.

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Will Downing: Black Pearls

Smooth R&B vocalist Will Downing maintains the utmost consistency on his latest project, covers album Black Pearls.

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A Society With Its Hand on the Trigger: Vicki Baum’s ‘Grand Hotel’

Vicki Baum writes of a stir-crazy people living in a world that is both swiftly and slowly emptying of its meaning.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 7 - “The Power of Euphemism ...”

For an up-and-down debut season, BrainDead stumbles yet again as the story's direction stalls.

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9 Aug 2016 // 11:24 AM

Merrin Karras: Apex

Brendan Gregoriy's first album as Merrin Karras delivers electronic music that feels sometimes classic, sometimes nostalgic, but always immediate.

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Richard Russo’s ‘Everybody’s Fool’ Reminds Us That Fortune Comes in Gradations

Only in Russo’s world could we hang as tightly as we do on a belief that misguided fortunes might correct themselves and turn life’s cruelties around.

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Of Montreal: Innocence Reaches

Kevin Barnes has found his center again. He's figured out how to combine his melodic skills with his musical idiosyncrasies.

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Elvis Presley: Way Down in the Jungle Room

Way Down in the Jungle Room is more than just yet another repackaging of the King’s work, instead showing how vital a performer Presley remained right up to the end.

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Lil Uzi Vert: The Perfect Luv Tape

Lil Uzi Vert's yet to create a release as vital as many of his peers, but on The Perfect Luv Tape, he shows progression.

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DJ Shadow: The Mountain Will Fall

The Mountain Will Fall, despite being released nearly 20 years after Shadow's debut masterpiece Endtroducing....., is still less innovative at release than the original is decades after coming out.

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What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

Vinciane Despret blends science with story to give readers new ways to think about animals and our relationships with them.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Weirdo on Maple Street”

Stranger Things continues to offer escapism and cultural touchstones to a bygone era for the audience to decode.

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‘Into the Maelstrom’ Provides a Fascinating View of 20th Century Underground Movements

Free music performer and writer David Toop spends much of his latest effort exploring the philosophical and artistic movements from which pre-1970 performers drew inspiration.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 9 - “Espionage”

Much of the drama and conflict that's been driving UnREAL all season comes to a head in “Espionage”.

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‘Ivan’s Childhood’ Was Cruelly Interrupted by the Horrors of World War II

Between Ivan’s nightmarish dreams and the real world of the Eastern front, “Only the idle rest during wartime.”

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Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler: Music Inspired by Philippe Garrel’s Le Révélateur

The duo's new album, originally performed live with screenings of Philippe Garrel's 1968 silent French film, is a subtly complex composition that works very well on its own.

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8 Aug 2016 // 7:42 AM

Dark Suns: Everchild

Touches of pop, avant-garde, and Euro-jazz rub shoulders on latest from formerly metal-driven unit.

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Brice Randall Bickford: PARO

Brice Randall Bickford's second solo album is the finest of his long musical career. PARO relies on carefully built textures that grow more fascinating with each listen.

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Camera: Phantom of Liberty

Like the apparatus in their name, Camera are able to produce some crisp, delicate work on their third album.

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8 Aug 2016 // 7:14 AM

Wild Beasts: Boy King

Wild Beasts’ Boy King is a woefully uncensored portrait of masculine libido woven through their aesthetically tightest record to date.

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