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Kuba Kapsa Ensemble: Vantdraught 4

Kuba Kapsa's second installment in his Vantdraught is another victory for modern chamber music, being both adventurous and accessible.

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Josh White: Josh at Midnight

One of music's most influential black voices shines just as well as it did 60 years prior.

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Christian Fennesz and Jim O’Rourke: It’s Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry

The first duo collaboration between Fennesz and O'Rourke turns out to be a good one, but only when they give each other the room to make this sound more like a conversation than a shouting match.

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‘George Crumb: Voice of the Whale’—A Whale of a Tale It’s Not

If George Crumb’s music sometimes skirts the borders of kitsch, it certainly doesn’t need the help of this insipid film.

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The Greyboy Allstars Rise to Terrapin

Watching these five musical masters in action is always a treat, as the Greyboy Allstars consistently conjure that improv x-factor where the sum becomes greater than the parts.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Friendly Fire”

UnREAL continues to tell the story of two complicated women, navigating their complex relationship, in ways that are frequently imaginative and always riveting.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 6 - “m4ster-s1ave.aes”

"m4ster-s1ave.aes" balances psychological introspection and action in a bizarre but effective installment.

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Nils Büttner’s Examination of Hieronymus Bosch Pales in the Light of Its Subject

Hieronymus Bosch was a fantastic painter whose weird conception of the world stirs strong emotions. This new translation of Nils Büttner's analysis of the artist, alas, doesn't.

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Longest Days”

Main girl Kelly Ann tries to win us over by despising a common statement; instead, she just repeats herself ad nauseam in the mid-season slump.

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Terrence Malick’s American Genesis: ‘The New World’

Terrence Malick's esoteric take on the Pocahontas legend is a feat of cinematic philosophy.

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15 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Myrkur: Mausoleum

Myrkur living in a mausoleum with the Norwegian Girls Choir is the new black.

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15 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Peter Broderick: Partners

The Portland, Oregon, multifaceted composer's latest is premised on relinquishing control and following chance.

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Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird - The Unissued Takes

Two discs of recently discovered incomplete takes of classic Charlie Parker sides, which demonstrate the artistry and adventure of jazz in the recording studio in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Sonic Youth: Spinhead Sessions

This collection of unearthed sessions from the band's peak period finds them in a consciously arty headspace, pursuing moods and textures over songcraft.

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Phil Collins: No Jacket Required / ...But Seriously / Testify / Going Back

Featuring No Jacket Required, ...But Seriously, Testify, and Going Back, this set doesn't hold up nearly as strongly as one would expect (yes, even counting Jacket).

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Alex Marwood’s The Darkest Secret’ Is Tightly Woven and Precisely Detailed

The Darkest Secret is exactly what a mystery novel should be: suspenseful, comprehensive, fast-paced, upsetting, and fulfilling.

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Sziget 2016 Days 1 and 2: Rihanna and the Chemical Brothers Set the Week-Long Party Up

The age-old saying goes something like this: “If you've grown one of the largest music festivals in the world, the only goal left is to make it even bigger.”

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Eviction Has Become Increasingly Prevalent and Increasing Damning

Matthew Desmond sees poverty and housing as questions of morality in Evicted.

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‘Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!!’ Fails to Fall Into Tune

Florence Foster Jenkins' music transports one to a realm of bizarre delights. Darryl W. Bullock's book on the singer remains firmly in the mundane.

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Streep Is Pitch-Perfect, But The Tune of ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Falters

Frears transforms this one-note comedy into a nuanced look at social and emotional issues.

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