30 Sep 2016 // 3:24 PM

Yann Tiersen: EUSA

Tiersen sends his listeners a postcard from home via solo piano.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 1 - “The Savior”

Amidst hints that Aladdin may be in store, Emma begins having some nasty visions, and Gold seeks to wake Belle and, once again, win her love.

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You Can Almost Feel the Desperation of Everyone Involved With ‘Masterminds’

Jared Hess’s snoozefest is a comedic black hole from which laughter cannot escape.

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Is All Style, No Sense

Tim Burton misses again, though his bizarre take on the superteam gimmick has its charms.

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‘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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Oz Is Not As Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

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