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JuJu Charms: An Interview with Rapper JuJu Rogers

Though the rapper's skill set proves him a worthy contender against any of the reigning MCs currently taking the airwaves by storm, JuJu Rogers remains a king in search of a throne.

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Woman: Happy Freedom

Happy Freedom may be the only album to make you think of Marvin Gaye and Kraftwerk at the same time.

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'#MyEscape' Employs Innovative Filmmaking Techniques to Cover the Middle Eastern Refugee Crisis

Director Elke Sasse doesn't need to embellish the refugees’ stories; their own cell phone filmmaking and interviews provide plenty of narrative depth.

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Woman - "Marvelous City" (video) (premiere)

Swelling with sonic panic and anxiety, "Marvelous City" overflows like a cauldron of anti-romantic synthpop.

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What Is Permissible in the Name of Science, Wartime Expediency, and National Security?

"Our Germans beat their Germans," someone quipped when Wernher von Braun's team of rocketeers put Americans on the Moon, but Operation Paperclip reveals that US involvement with ex-Nazi scientists was far deeper, and far darker.

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Helloween: Straight Out of Hell

An epic sound palette and catchy choruses create a solid, captivating 14th studio album for the power metal veterans.

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Duke Ellington Orchestra: Big Bands Live: Duke Ellington Orchestra

Duke Ellington's legacy continues to shine brightly on Big Bands Live: Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Brent Faulkner
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Pyrolator: Neuland

Kurt Dahlke returns as Pyrolator 24 whopping years after his last full-length record. For a veteran of German industrial and new wave, his newest album sounds nothing like you'd expect.

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AGF: Beatnadel

As implied by the title, Beatnadel is AGF's most beat-laden (and bad-ass) record to date, soundly disproving that poetry albums must be unhip.

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Me and Cassity: Appearances

Risk-averse music makes for pleasant music to pass time with but not music to remember.

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Motor City Drum Ensemble: DJ Kicks

Hailing from Germany's Motor City, Danilo Plessow impresses more with his expansive record collection than his ability to create an ear-catching, purposeful mix.

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Guano Apes - "Sunday Lover" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Germany’s Guano Apes have reunited and released their first new music since 2003. Bel Air opened at #1 on the German album charts and reaches North America on 21 June.

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Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.

Deanne Sole
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The Thermals Rock Dresden and Chat with PopMatters

Would you believe they were "Greatest Grandpa of the Month"?" The Thermals rock and talk to PopMatters on their European tour.

Jennifer Brown
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Ellen Allien: Dust

The techno-queen of Berlin returns with a record that showcases her penchant for pop.

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The German Issue: Still Straddling the Berlin Wall

The German Issue provides us with a time capsule from a very different era, but so much of its content remains pertinent.

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Modeselektor: Body Language Vol.8

Thom Yorke's favorite German DJ duo takes us on a tour through 2009's best dubstep-influenced hits and a few other loose ends.

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Like a Stuntman: Original Bedouin Culture

By varying their gait and direction, Germany's Like a Stuntman have created a patient, entertaining, and ultimately distinctive album.

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Fall of Serenity: The Crossfire

German death metal band weathers lineup changes and returns sounding the same.


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