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Duran Duran's 'Beautiful Colors' in Posters

This is a weighty tome, independently released, but with the high-end quality one might expect to have found at the recently shuttered Rizzoli flagship store.

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Durandy Productions

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The Return of Sir Lucious Left Foot: Big Boi on World Domination

"As long as the music is jamming, I’m open to it. It’s always about the search for that new sound, that new groove. This is how you keep music going. The art form, period. The craft of making the coldest shit on the planet. This is what I do, this is what I was put here to do, and I’m just getting started." -- Big Boi

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All Tomorrow's Parties: I'll Be Your Mirror, Day Three

Considering I’ll Be Your Mirror after the fact should, for this year anyway, come with an asterisk. It wasn’t complete, even with all the good shit that happened on the Sunday. I’ll Be Your Mirror felt unfinished, like a dress rehearsal.

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Today's Supernatural: PopMatters Interviews Animal Collective

A few months before the release of their latest opus, Centipede Hz, the psyilocybin Super Friends sat down with PopMatters to talk about the past, the present and the future of Animal Collective.

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'Blur 21': The Best of the Rarities

The most compelling reason to opt for the CD version of the Blur 21 box set is the inclusion of four rarities discs covering the span of the revived Britpop group’s history.

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Mountain Jam: May 31 - June 3

Mountain Jam may be an accurately-named festival, but there's much more to the story than you might think.

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Paul Weller: 18 May 2012 - New York

On the street, actually in the city, fighting through a million people craning their necks to figure out where the ball drops each New Year’s Eve, the air was still crackling. Weller is more than just an institution, but an active genius still capable of creating vital music. On one night in May in New York City, Weller’s sense of adventure was more than matched by a terrific performance with his band.

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NYC Popfest Is Here!

The 2012 incarnation is set to swarm the city from May 17 through Sunday, May 20, with good vibes all across the city and bands from all over the world.

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The Sklar Brothers: The Hardest-Working Twins in Showbiz

In the time it took you to finish this sentence, Randy and Jason Sklar have already come up with 10 jokes about LeBron James.

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Kraftwerk at the Museum of Modern Art on 10 April 2012

Nearly 40 years ago, Kraftwerk must have seemed as though they’d beamed in from another dimension, a window into a clean, emotionless yet oddly sexy future. And they still sound like that today.

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Kaiser Chiefs: Start the Revolution Without Me

If they can’t make a dent in the U.S. market in 2012, the Kaiser Chiefs can’t blame the quality of Start the Revolution Without Me, a collection that manages to overcome the cobbled-together history of the material to become one of the band’s most complete-sounding collections since Employment.

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Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom

As musical interpretations of romance go, Kisses on the Bottom may only get you about halfway there, flowers in hand wondering whether a second date is on the cards, unsure if that’s even what you want at all.

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Different Flavored Skulls: An Intimate Chat with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

In speaking to PopMatters about the creation of the Flaming Lips' latest edible piece of insanity, frontman Wayne Coyne reveals how he turned mistakes into opportunities, gives much love to the major label he's signed to, and remains unshakably upbeat about what's next for one of the greatest bands working today.

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The Lemonheads Bring 'It's a Shame About Ray' to Brooklyn

The Lemonheads open their US It's a Shame About Ray tour in Brooklyn... hipsters of all ages rejoice.

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Kasabian - Velociraptor!

Velociraptor! is a huge album of huge sounds and huge ideas in a digital age when downloading and the oft-overstated demise of the recording industry was supposed to have killed such grand gestures off.

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RCA/Columbia

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Duran Duran Releases New Video for "Girl Panic!"

For a band who helped build their reputation on music video, it's been a long time since Duran Duran made a promotional film worthy of their classic clips from the '80s, which repeatedly cast the band as a hedonistic, futuristic, slightly effeminate gang of pirates.

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Duran Duran: 25 October 2011, New York

Duran Duran's North American fall tour sees the band make a worthy return to Madison Square Garden.

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All Tomorrow's Parties: 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2011 - Asbury Park, NJ

Much like when you’re actually in the middle of the festival itself, ATP gripes are often quickly forgotten when remembering something wonderful.

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ATP America Presents: I'll Be Your Mirror Curated by Portishead & ATP

All Tomorrow's Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror opens in its new location in Asbury Park, New Jersey this weekend with a lineup curated by Portishead and ATP. PopMatters speaks to the festival's founder, Barry Hogan, to discuss where ATP has been and where it's going.

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Friendly Fires + The Naked and Famous + Cults - Live at SummerStage in Central Park

On record, Friendly Fires are a kinetic blend of dance rhythms, massive washes of synthesizers and guitars and the blue-eyed soul yelps of frontman Ed Macfarlane. Live, however, they’re even better, a frenzy of motion from which the noise escapes.

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