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Protomartyr's 'Ultimate Success Today' Succeeds in Reflecting Our Times

Post-punk's Protomartyr have honed their sound into something apocalyptic on their defiantly modernist Ultimate Success Today.

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Mutants, Demons, and Heart in 'Inferno #5'

The final struggle between Colossus and his sister ends on a fitting, albeit rushed note.

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Julia Holter: Loud City Song

A different kind of fantasy, and a more dangerous one, permeates the streets of Julia Holter's Loud City Song.

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Ducktails: The Flower Lane

The chillwave project outgrows its lo-fi meanderings and becomes a diligent student of '70s soft rock.

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Soundscape Mix #11: Happy Holidays

The holidays are full of dreadful music being pumped from every speaker in every commercial business. May the latest from Soundscape provide you with a pleasant respite of solace, a bit of shelter from all the pop star vanity and pseudo-comedic novelty albums that attempt to penetrate your earholes from every angle.

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Tricky: Mixed Race

The temptation is to look at this as a new era for Tricky. This is where he starts showing his cards every so often. Alas, it's not to be.

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Wild Beasts: We've Still Got the Taste Dancing on Our Tongues

Two tracks for Hayden Thorpe, two tracks for Tom Fleming. Everybody wins.

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Quasi: American Gong

Quasi are content to pump out slight, mildly engaging Northwest indie pop with some admittedly thrilling harmonies.

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Spiral Stairs: The Real Feel

Scott Kannberg's solo debut is aesthetically assured but ultimately a little empty.

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Domino (2005)

Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.

Cynthia Fuchs

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