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The Berg Sans Nipple: Build With Erosion

This continent-divided duo returns with a clever, considered, and, above all, enjoyable record.

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Grails: Deep Politics

The instrumental stalwarts turn in a record brimming with ideas and dripping with atmosphere, as thrilling as their live shows.

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Blackmaps

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An Interview with the Acorn's Rolf Klausener

PopMatters chats with Rolf Klausener about the Acorn's superb and concise new record, No Ghost.

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65daysofstatic: Heavy Sky EP

Despite finding limits to their anthemia, this EP proves 65days still have some grunt.

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Laetita Sadier: The Trip

The Stereolab and Monade veteran goes it alone with personal and involving results.

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Florence and the Machine: iTunes Festival: London

Proof that Florence, captured live, is somewhat inadequate.

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The Divine Comedy: Bang Goes the Knighthood

Ten albums in, and Neil Hannon proves himself to be as able as ever -- with fewer dirty jokes.

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Divine Comedy

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Divine Comedy Records

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John Grant: Queen of Denmark

John Grant, with able help from Midlake, delivers scintillating, personal songwriting.

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Tunng: And Then We Saw Land

Tunng's fourth album could have seen them falter, but they've combined their incurable curiosity with epic melodies.

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Field Music: Field Music (Measure)

The Sunderland band return as inventive as ever, but it's not as easy a listen as it should be.

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Memphis Industries

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Mi Loco Tango: Del Diablo Y Del Angel/Il Cinema: Il Paradiso!

Two discs from these master interpreters -- one of Piazzolla tango works, the other of film music.

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Zama

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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Los Suenos De Un Hidago

The live album proves an expressive challenge for the Mars Volta guitarist.

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Various Artists: A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector

One of the finest and most festive Christmas records ever made gets the re-release treatment.

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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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Rodriguez-Lopez Productions

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Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport

The UK duo return, this time nimbler and more adept.


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