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Kavinsky: Outrun

On Outrun, Kavinsky firmly defines himself as a musician capable of forming, and then effectively nailing, an overarching concept of artistic vision.

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The Inelegance of the Video Game Satire

Seven Psychopaths and Drive have what it takes to go on to be cult favourites. They were able to use the conventions of their genre to criticize the fundamental operations of it. I bring up these movies because they’re great at doing what video games have been trying and failing to do, especially recently.

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Niki and the Dove: Instinct

With debut album Instinct, Niki and the Dove are so totally free of irony in their appreciation of and embellishment of schlock that reproaching them for it amounts to an example of missing the point entirely.

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'Driver: San Francisco' and 'Drive'

Two men dictated by driving: one driven by an intense focus on the calm precision necessary to master the physical science of it all, the other driven by the raw emotional power that a two ton extension of the self provides.

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Drive

Deemed a failure after just four episodes, Drive was the only new drama to catch my imagination this year.

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