Lady Gaga: Joanne

Lady Gaga: Joanne

By Evan Sawdey

Even with all her extracurricular endeavors paying off cultural dividends, Gaga's greatest achievement is yet to come, and Joanne, flaws and all, feels like the necessary step to get there. 21 Oct 2016 // 8:25 AM

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//Recent Reviews

19 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Big Star: Complete Third

The premiere cult band's strangest record is reissued with every recording from its legendary sessions, presenting a story of its creator's descent into madness.

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David Bromberg Band: The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues

On his 18th album, David Bromberg teaches a master-class not only in the history of blues-inflected Americana but also in how to keep that music alive and relevant.

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A 21st-century Muckraker Pierces the Heart of the Internet in ‘Reading the Comments’

If Eggers' The Circle gave us a glance at the inimical nature of social media via Orwell’s idea of “groupthink”, then Reagle takes us even deeper into why we love to comment on anything and everything.

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19 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Oathbreaker: Rheia

Oathbreaker's third album is wonderful in terms of contrasting black metal fury with quieter moments, but the songwriting lags behind the atmosphere.

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Zomba Prison Project: I Will Not Stop Singing

The Zomba Prison Project's second album once again lays bare the lives and thoughts of the residents of Malawi's only maximum security prison.

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The Seshen: Flames & Figures

While there are tracks that stand out, Flames & Figures genuinely suffers from monotony in its attitude and aura.

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The Mountain Goats Turn a Concert Into a Celebration of Survival

Sharing good times to help get through the bad with the Mountain Goats.

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Westworld: Season 1, Episode 1 - “The Original”

Ethical conflicts between creator and created are just one aspect of Westworld's brilliant and epically ambitious first episode.

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The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst Shares His View Behind the Drum Kit

Founding drummer of The Cure Lol Tolhurst explores the creation of the classic band, their meteoric rise, his alcohol-fueled crash, and his personal rebirth.

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What Happened, Miss Simone? Captures Its Subject in Stained Glass

This award-winning documentary raises the bar for how Simone is represented in popular culture and history books. It's now on DVD with a 15-song bonus CD.

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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