‘Deepwater Horizon’ Will Entertain You Even If It Fails to Enrage You

Peter Berg’s gripping disaster thriller is a cautionary tale about greed, hubris, and ginormous explosions.

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Söndörgő: Live Wires

Five years of live performances fueled with tight, hypnotic energy and ready to turn all preconceived notions of Hungarian music upside-down.

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Thomas Brinkmann: A 1000 Keys

A grand piano and a binray code walk into a bar, and A 1000 Keys is the one in need of a punchline.

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From Rust Belt to Brain Belt: ‘The Smartest Places on Earth’

An economist and a journalist report on how advances in technology and communication are helping once moribund industrial cities become hotspots for global innovation.

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A Downbeat Tone Doesn’t Make ‘Endeavour Season Three’ Any Less Enjoyable

ITV's mystery genre and Colin Dexter's legacy is in safe hands.

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Various Artists: Waxing the Gospel - Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph 1890-1900

A masterpiece of scholarship and curatorship, this collection sets a new standard for the presentation of early recordings.

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30 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Pixies: Head Carrier

Two years since their Indie Cindy release, Pixies have brought rock ’n' roll back with their new album, Head Carrier.

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30 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Bob Weir: Blue Mountain

A Grateful Dead founding member collaborates beautifully with Josh Ritter and the National on his first album of all original material in 30 years.

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Metallica School Audience in Rock at Intimate New York Show

The group's strong core is immutable as Metallica proved at Webster Hall.

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‘Closet Monster’ Is an at Times Brilliant Cinematic Mashup

Closet Monster is a promising yet unevenly told film which fluctuates between stock coming of age fare and emotionally rich, inventive direction.

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‘Saga #38’ Is Devastatingly Dramatic In the Best Possible Way

An epic, exotic space opera delivers a dramatic impact for the ages.

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David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? (1974/1976)

The second in the lavish series of box sets surveying David Bowie's career contains some essential classics, but is stretched a little thin and has some disappointing omissions.

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29 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Erroll Garner: Ready Take One

Pulling from three separate recording sessions, Ready Take One features Erroll Garner’s inimitable style along with an impression six previously unheard Garner originals.

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29 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Ways of Seeing Kate Bush

Harari’s images are not so much windows unto an inner soul or even openings to the performer’s penchant for the conspicuously odd, but rather hopes for the undisclosed.

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Poster Children: Daisychain Reaction (Vinyl Reissue)

One of the more underappreciated rock bands of the '90s gets on the reissue train with a vinyl-only rerelease of their formative second album, Daisychain Reaction.

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29 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Patten: Ψ (Psi)

Like Boards of Canada in fast forward or Aphex Twin if he paired up with a spoken word artist, being trapped alone with Ψ (Psi) would require you to find a psychiatrist fast; as an escape, though, it is thrilling.

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Various Artists: Afterschool Special: The 123s of Kid Soul

A collection of kids, pushed by parents or teachers or by their own dreams of pop stardom, aspire to follow in the path of the Jacksons.

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Slow Down Molasses: 100% Sunshine

Slow Down Molasses hits all the right post-punk touchpoints for the sake of sound rather than song.

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Lollapalooza Berlin: Kings of Leon Bring Sound, Radiohead Bring Fury

A-list rockers headline Germany's second Lolla installment

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‘Deepwater Horizon’ Is at Best Incomplete, at Worst Dishonest

Peter Berg’s disaster movie is so entranced by individual bravery it mostly forgets about corporate villainy.

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