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The Field: The Follower

The Field's new album is not a case of diminishing returns, but a work about refining electronic music which was, by definition, already perfect.

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Soul Jazz Recordings

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Sarah Neufeld: The Ridge

The Ridge is a technically accomplished album that aims to be more than simply that.

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Foxes: All I Need

All I Need does not aim to make Foxes stand out amidst an overcrowded pop scene, but it still guarantees some of the pop singles this year will see.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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Beaunoise - 'Pianoworks' (audio)

Beau Sorenson's music is reminiscent of the neoclassical movement that gained momentum during the aughts, yet successfully veers towards a more experimental direction.

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nonkeen: the gamble

nonkeen's the gamble is a really impressive release given its context. Strip the album out of it and the listener will have something more humane and approachable.

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On Judging the Judges of the US Supreme Court

Cass R. Sunstein categorizes the Court’s judges into personas, tracing their personalities according to the position they assume in their rulings.

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Bernard Harcourt's Study on Our Surveillance State, 'Exposed', Is a Call for Action

Surveillance, contrary to 19th century theories, is not an activity perpetrated solely by actors of the state, but rather by “state like” actors -- and we are the actors.

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SOPHIE: Product

SOPHIE's Product is a prismatic take on the London producer's work so far that solidifies his controversial aesthetics.

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Pop Will Eat Itself: On PC Music's Twisted Art

PC Music has been a source of controversy since the Internet-based label's inception. Those conversations might help shine light on the way the Internet is changing the way we talk about art.

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Carly Rae Jepsen - "Last Christmas" (audio)

Carly Rae Jepsen's take on Wham's Christmas classic makes for a a minimalist, controlled song.

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Charles Beaumont's Life-Affirming Nature

Perchance to Dream, a recent collection of Charles Beaumont's short stories, is perhaps the most endearing account of his writing in decades.

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Ivy Walker: Ivy Walker

Ivy Walker's self-titled debut album is moved by a sense of nostalgia that never really recalls a specific time and place.

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Cloud Chapel

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Toro Y Moi: Samantha

Samantha sees Toro Y Moi going back to his roots in a move that struggles to be more than just another chapter in his career.

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Dungen: Allas Sak

Dungen have mastered the subtle art of moving on sonically while still remaining true to their aesthetics.

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Computer Magic - "Be Fair" (video)

In the video for "Be Fair", Computer Magic's Danielle Johnson meanders through alien territory traveling space and time.


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