‘The Mandibles’ Presents an America Under Economic Siege

If you aren't terrified, you aren't paying attention.

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5 Oct 2016 // 10:29 AM

Black Marble: It’s Immaterial

Without crossing too far over his tastefully stark lines, Chris Stewart's new album allows a little more endearing color and candor.

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‘Death by Water’ Is a Postmodern Tale That Flows With the Tides of Life

Commingling the anticlimactic and the violently unexpected, Oe's novel rings true to life.

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‘iZombie’ Season Two Continues to Be the Spark of Life in the Zombie Genre

TV's most lively zombie returns on DVD, and she, and the rest of the cast, are as fun and wild as ever.

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5 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Banks: The Altar

The high points of The Altar are nearly perfect, but are outnumbered by a middle section comprised of unremarkable, uninspired filler.

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Pat Thomas: Coming Home - Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1964-1981

Pat Thomas' voice was made for singing, and that's the simple truth.

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Todd Snider: Eastside Bulldog

Todd Snider conjures up partying alter ego to defend East Nashville and his love for small gigs and local music scenes.

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The Handsome Family: Unseen

Ten albums and 20 years in, the Handsome Family haven't run out of odd tales or memorable melodies.

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A Kick Ass/Kick Arse Depiction of the Stylish Mods in ‘60s England

Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross, writers and graphics artists from either side of the Atlantic, join forces to create a candid tale of the Mod scene.

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5 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Vinyl Williams: Brunei

Less than a decade after it made a brief appearance on the critical radar, hypnogogic pop appears to be vying for a revival at the hands of Vinyl Williams and his gorgeous Brunei.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Brings Blues Power to Oakland for Benefit of Mankind

The Tedeschi Trucks Band carries the banner of the blues as an artform that not only pays homage to the past but continues to blaze a trail through the present.

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We Are Forever Haunted: ‘The Penguin Book of the Undead’

These glimmers into the underworld betray a primeval and persistent human urge to peer beyond the grave.

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Player Choice Remains the Central Pleasure of ‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’

Mankind may be divided, but the Deus Ex franchise stands strong with its latest game.

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‘Shameless’ Season Six Brilliantly Chronicles TV’s ‘Least Likely To Succeed’ Family

Complete with abrasive “previously-on” intros, new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and deleted scenes, the Gallaghers are back with a vengeance.

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4 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Phish: Big Boat

On their 13th official studio album, Phish continue to mature as a band while still keeping things fresh, surprising and funky.

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The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

The prototypical outsider group’s sole album gets the loving curatorial reissue treatment it so richly deserves.

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Dawes: We’re All Gonna Die

One-time folk rockers, Dawes are keen to do things differently on their newest record.

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‘The Fate of Rural Hell’: A Field Trip to a Bizarre, Religious Disneyland

Anderson gives just enough about the history of Thailand and the perspective of Buddhism to let a reader’s imagination take flight.

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4 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Tory Lanez: I Told You

Tory Lanez has never done anything even close to warranting as much ambition as I Told You contains.

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Slavic Soul Party!: Live at Barbès - The Far East Suite

Matt Moran and his merry band usher a late-period Ellington masterwork gracefully into middle age.

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