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Arnold Schwarzenegger Deals With a New Kind of Zombie in ‘Maggie’

Maggie's excavation of the process of becoming a zombie is emotionally complicated and, for that, remarkable.

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8 May 2015 // 9:30 AM

War, Motherhood and Dancing in ‘Bravetown’

While Footloose clones duly follow an escapist aesthetic, Bravetown begins with a grimmer look.

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Cannibal Ox: Blade of the Ronin

With their long-anticipated sophomore release, Cannibal Ox try to put out the flames of their beloved debut while hoping to prove that they can still make something spectacular.

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Translator: Sometimes People Forget

However much Translator came to represent the new vitality of the '80s, the shining embrace of the '60s and early '70s was never far behind.

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8 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

The Weepies: Sirens

Captivating folk-pop tracks that will please fans of the band.

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Super Furry Animals: Mwng (2015 Reissue)

While Mwng isn't the Super Furry Animals' finest hour, it is a valuable and essential addition to their discography.

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8 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Lyrics Born: Real People

Real People is an exercise in passion that carries with it the weight of New Orleans' heritage and atmosphere.

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Life on Earth Has Suffered Five Known Mass Extinction Events. Has Mankind Triggered the Sixth?

Elizabeth Kolbert's warm, engaging clarity and use of anecdotes amid the data humanises her argument without softening the science of The Sixth Extinction.

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8 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

Mikal Cronin: MCIII

It's easy to assume that an artist will keep developing each time out, but Mikal Cronin shows that he doesn't take his evolution for granted on MCIII.

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‘Paddington’ Will Delight Children and Adults Alike

Paddington offers a good-hearted story with enough silly pleasures to please children, and sufficient good spirits and innocent fun to charm adults as well.

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Kristen Wiig Becomes a New Oprah in ‘Welcome to Me’

Welcome to Me is hard to watch, but even more difficult to ignore.

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Brother Against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword

The game doesn't portray brothers fighting brothers. It shows pieces on a map easing into firing range of one another with the objective of causing more casualties than they suffer.

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Inferior Superiority in Marvel’s ‘Superior Iron Man #8’

A high-tech concept downgrades to a low-tech, but serviceable narrative.

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‘The Long March of Pop’ Offers a Fresh Experience of Pop Art

This new and provocative survey of Pop Art widens the scope of its subject while keeping the focus on the artists.

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‘Dick’ Is an NC-17 Pixar Movie

Brian Fender's attempt to demystify penises is rather touching and revealing -- in nearly every sense of the words.

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Melisande [electrotrad]: Les Metamorphoses

If Les Metamorphoses is the future of folk, we’re in good hands.

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7 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

Föllakzoid: III

From moment to moment, III has trouble distinguishing itself.

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Tristan Perich: Parallels

Minimalism, purism, discipline are the three components that make up Tristan Perich's music and this album in particular.

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Dwight Yoakam: Second Hand Heart

No one does celebratory heartache by the numbers better than Dwight Yoakam.

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Mac McCaughan: Non-Believers

Ultimately, Non-Believers is the kind of album that needs no backstory to endear it or Mac McCaughan to the masses.

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