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The Cost of Success: When Lives Intersect With Fame

The Swell Season is one of the most intimate fly-on-the-wall peeks at the effects of stardom on two people at two very different points in their lives. It’s arguably the most accomplished music documentary of its kind since D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back.

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The Frames: The Cost

One cannot argue that The Frames' tendency to wallow in personal pain, at the expense of more politically pressing issues, breaks new ground.

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The Frames: Burn the Maps

The Frames sound like a folk band at heart, but they structure their songs around steady builds, employing crescendos, electronics, and stadium dramatics to outsize their music.

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