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Ezra Furman Blasts Off on 'Twelve Nudes'

On Twelve Nudes, Ezra Furman demonstrates how an explosion of negative feelings can create an enjoyable sensation.

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Baloji Confronts the Cell Phone Zombies on 'Kaniama: The Yellow Version'

Congolese-Belgian musician and filmmaker Baloji revisits his kaleidoscopic 137 Avenue Kaniama album as a mixtape and short film.

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Pom Poko Defy Conventions and Classifications with 'Birthday'

Norwegian quartet Pom Poko's debut Birthday is a stunning, mind-blowing mix of monster riffs and sweet melodies.

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Pavo Pavo Transform Separation Into Solace on 'Mystery Hour'

Pavo Pavo's Mystery Hour captures the highs and lows of love by fluctuating between sparse sorrow and luscious excitement.

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John Grant's 'Love Is Magic' Shows Off Exquisite Ballads and Irksome Electro Excursions

The masterful bearded balladeer John Grant's fourth LP, Love Is Magic, rarely matches the soaring heights of his past triumphs.

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Lowly: Heba

On debut album Heba, Lowly is skilled at communicating new ideas about the shape of pop to come.

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Celebration: Albumin

The Baltimore psych-indie band, championed by TV on the Radio, have a new label and a new album that often is "out there" in a less-than-flattering way.

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The Sound of Everything: An Interview with Thousands

A Fleet Foxes guitarist, a strict philosophy about recording their studio album outdoors, and never using more than one mic to do so -- this is the journey of Thousands, and they tell us all about it ...

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Lone Wolf: 6 August 2010 - Chicago

It’s been a long, long day and a dark, dark night. Almost apologetically, Lone Wolf leaves amidst gracious applause, back into the steamy darkness of a somber night.

Lisa Torem
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John Grant: Queen of Denmark

John Grant, with able help from Midlake, delivers scintillating, personal songwriting.

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