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Basia Bulat Asks 'Are You in Love?'

Are You In Love? continues Basia Bulat's work with Jim James with equally excellent results but a slightly different theme about love in general.

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Chuck Palahniuk's Memoir, 'Consider This', Is As Unsafe As His Fiction

Chuck Palahniuk has lived some amazing stories while he has written his much-consumed stories. As we're lead to believe, anyway.

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Ambient Producer Steve Hauschildt Gets Glitchy on 'Nonlin'

Electronic artist Steve Hauschildt has made one of his most challenging records with Nonlin, but that makes it one of the most rewarding.

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Morris Day Gives the Reader a Funky Take on a Life in Funk with 'On Time'

Day built his everything on top of Prince's everything, and it's no secret. In his memoir, On Time, he channels the superstar to enjoyable effect.

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Comet Gain Make Their Most Punk Record Ever with 'Fireraisers Forever!'

Like most of the world right now, the members of Comet Gain seem to have a knot in their stomach that they're trying to break loose. As such, they've created their most punk effort yet with Fireraisers Forever!

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Alexa Rose Breathes New Life Into Americana with 'Medicine For Loving'

Alexa Rose has created some timeless Americana songs on her new album. They're truly medicine for living, as all the best songs are wont to be.

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Why? Rediscover Their Earlier Form on 'Aokohio'

Why? return from a hiatus with the new visual album, Aokohio, which recalls Yoni Wolf's earlier works.

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Alex Cameron Is the Good Guy on 'Miami Memory'

Alex Cameron's third album, Miami Memory, is still some kind of monster, but it has drawn in its teeth and is laughing with the family.

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Lloyd Cole Returns with a Tiny Twist on 'Guesswork'

Lloyd Cole goes electropop on his latest album Guesswork, and it offers a new palette of sounds that deepen the impact of his wordy ramblings.

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Judgment Day!: Social Protest and Censorship in EC Comics

Scholar Qiana Whitted's EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest explores a different path in EC Comic's history: their work with social justice stories and the resulting censorship in 1950s America.

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His Name Is Alive: All the Mirrors in the House (Early Recordings 1979 - 1986)

Warren Defever was crafting drones is his home in his pre-teens. This first of three His Name Is Alive archival releases compiles those recordings.

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Lee Moses: How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles and Rarities: 1965-1972

How Much Longer Must I Wait?: Singles and Rarities 1965-1972 is exactly as its titles claims, and its quality makes it even harder to understand how such a powerful talent like Lee Moses could have slipped from sight undetected.

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Electronic Voyages: Early Moog Recordings 1964-1969

Waveshaper Media's Electronic Voyages: Early Moog Recordings 1964-1969 is designed to highlight the exploration and playfulness of the early Moog practitioners.

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Alex Lahey Is More Confident Than Ever on 'The Best of Luck Club'

The dive bars of Nashville inspire indie rocker Alex Lahey on her sophomore record, The Best of Luck Club.

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Chris Cohen Offers Up Relaxed Rock Music with Psychedelic Flourishes

Chris Cohen's self-titled third solo album is as unassuming as it gets, yet it is unequivocally quality work by an extraordinarily skilled artist. Plus there are sax solos.

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Strand of Oaks' New Album 'Eraserland' Is Going Directly for the Stomach

Strand of Oaks' new album Eraserland is going directly for the stomach. It's about career worries. It's about aging. Basically, it's about all the insecurities.

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Homeshake's Fourth Album Is a Chill Exploration of Lead Man Peter Sagar's Inner Musings

Helium, Homeshake's fourth album is a further exploration of Peter Sagar's inner musings, and it may be his most honest record, as it sounds lonelier and smaller than any Homeshake LP to date.

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A Troubled Sound Rings on in Danny Goldberg's 'In Search of the Lost Chord'

Danny Goldberg's In Search of The Lost Chord: 1967 and The Hippie Idea resonates with today's activist readers.

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Kasper Bjørke Quartet: The Fifty Eleven Project

Danish producer Kasper Bjørke takes the listener on an anxiety-ridden journey through a cancer diagnosis with The Fifty Eleven Project.

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Nothing's 'Dance on the Blacktop' Is a Homage to the Best of Early '90s Alternative Rock

Dance on the Blacktop is not a new Nothing, it's just Nothing in new clothes, and it is probably a Smashing Pumpkins T-shirt.

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