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The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

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Deafheaven - "Brought to the Water" (audio)

For all of the light that lingers in Deafheaven's music, malevolence takes on a more prominent role in "Brought to the Water".

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The Artists of the Year: 2013 Edition

It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.

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Edging Toward the Mainstream: Extreme Music in 2013

By breaking previous genre constraints, Deafheaven and its peers have created a new template, with strangeness no longer the selling the point for extreme music.

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Touché Amoré: Is Survived By

Far from "bowing their heads and leaving out the back", the Los Angeles-based post-hardcore/screamo outfit Touché Amoré is doubling down on its clean guitar/screamed vocal contrast, and successfully so, at that.

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On Wanting to Dream: An Interview with Deafheaven

PopMatters talks with lead screamer George Clarke of Deafheaven about his band's creative process, his writing influences, and the simultaneous allure and darkness of the pursuit of wealth in the Bay Area.

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Russian Circles + Deafheaven + Enemies: 28 April 2012 - Dublin

The dynamos of instrumental disorder – Russian Circles, debut in Dublin. Possessing the power to run rings around their instrumental contemporaries, tonight Russian Circles push their foreboding sound onward with impressive style.


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