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Motion Graphics: Motion Graphics

Electronic artist Joe Williams' latest project is a warm, futuristic explosion of synths and "found" sounds that results in a unique, colorful listening experience.

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Pearl Jam Anchor Place in Fenway History and Storm Wrigley This Weekend

Eddie Vedder and Co. were in fine form as they played two landmark sold-out shows in Boston's Fenway Park.

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19 Aug 2016 // 11:38 AM

Sziget 2016 Ends on a Triumphant Note

Having people from literally more than half of all world nations visit your event is mind-blowing stuff.

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Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-1969

The Columbia Years 1968-1969 isn't the sound of Betty Davis finding her voice so much as it is the sound of her fighting to get out from under the shadow of then-husband Miles Davis.

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Young the Giant: Home of the Strange

Home of the Strange won't convert any naysayers of Young the Giant's straight-and-narrow take on alternative rock, but it underscores what has emboldened their fanbase for so long

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Exploded View: Exploded View

Exploded View's debut contains a ghostly sound that manages to whisk listeners into an illusion.

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Momus: Pubic Intellectual - An Anthology, 1986-2016

Hilarious, catchy, incisive, and exhausting, Pubic Intellectual captures Momus in all of his forms, from lo-fi pop craftsman to boundary-pushing satirist.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Gonjasufi: Callus

Callus is a bleak, seemingly hopeless sonic landscape. A massive bummer of an album in a year already pushing the bounds of reality in nearly every way imaginable.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Lydia Loveless: Real

Columbus, Ohio-based singer-songwriter tightens things up musically, but loses none of her honest emotion and lyrical frankness

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Look Park: Look Park

Fountains of Wayne's lead singer Chris Collingwood's new band sounds like a low-key version of his old band. This is a good thing, regardless of Collingwood's attempts to present Look Park as a distinct project.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:10 AM

Whitechapel: Mark of the Blade

Mark of the Blade takes the Whitechapel we used to know and tosses it away for something new.

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Eros and the Eschaton: Weight of Matter

Weight of Matter is a confident new turn for Eros and the Eschaton and suggests that, now a five-piece, they're just getting started.

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The Scientists: A Place Called Bad

A beautifully compiled and curated box set of ugly music from an essential band.

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17 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Carl Broemel: 4th of July

Six years in the making, the second solo offering from the My Morning Jacket guitarist is tender, nostalgic, and often sweet. Neko Case, Laura Veirs, and MMJ buddies are on hand to help.

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17 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Alice Bag: Alice Bag

With the release of her first solo album, chicana punk pioneer Alice Bag proves herself to not only still possess the fiery spirit of the first wave of LA punk, but also a vital voice of reason tackling social issues others would prefer to ignore.

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17 Aug 2016 // 2:05 AM

Eagulls: Ullages

Indie quintet follows up surprise success of debut album with the ambitious Ullages, but still struggle to find much to be positive about.

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Sziget 2016, Days 4 and 5: Muse Give Another Legendary Performance,  Bloc Party Bring the Dance

For this tour, Muse didn't prepare an inverted pyramid of televangelical visuals, but rather a somewhat more toned-down scenography.

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16 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Factory Floor: 25 25

Factory Floor take their minimalist aesthetic to dramatic new extremes on their second studio album of retro house music.

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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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