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Jim Ford: Harlan County

Jim Ford's overlooked masterpiece gets a reissue.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The debut album from these indie rockers generates a sense of forgettable déjå vu.

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Small Sur: Tones

Small Sur release another tribute to the woods of California, the coasts of California and all the places in the United States that remind them of California.

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Jenny Hval: Viscera

Experimental chanteuse Jenny Hval takes an inward journey.

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DJ T.: The Pleasure Principle

DJ T.'s latest album stays too impersonal to be a knockout.

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The Big Scary: The Four Seasons

Australian duo looks to nature for inspiration and succeeds a little too well.

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The Prodigy: World's on Fire

This live set, recorded in June of 2010, flaunts the more explosive side of the already-explosive techno legends.

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Here We Go Magic: January EP

The Brooklyn band brings a bit more melody to its magic on its new EP.

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Underground Music: A Day in the Life of a Chicago Subway Station

For most Chicagoans, the Jackson station downtown is little more than a fleeting backdrop for the daily grind. But for the musicians who spend hours, sometimes days, performing for the crowds, the station has a more vital significance. The subway is a place for commuters, tourists and transit workers. It's also a place for artists.

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100 Essential Directors - Robert Bresson

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

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King Hell Bastard: Remember the Name EP

Milwaukee hip-hoppers decry the state of their art but fail to offer a convincing alternative.

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Futurebirds: Futurebirds EP

Autumn Tone reissues Futurebirds' eponymous debut EP as the band makes slow headway into the mainstream.

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The Appleseed Cast: Middle States EP

The Lawrence, Kansas emo veterans persevere with another mediocre EP.

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Royal Bangs: Flux Outside

Royal Bangs take their smart and gritty indie rock to the next level on their third full-length release.

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Dave I.D.: Gangs

London producer Dave I.D. declares his independence from the machine and proves his resolution with a grating, morbid and self-indulgent EP.

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Graná Louise: Gettin' Kinda Rough

A mixed helping of live and studio tracks from a Chicago blues star.

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Gorillaz: The Fall

Gorillaz release an absorbing if necessarily inconsistent travelogue album recorded during their 2010 tour.

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Various Artists: Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 2

Noble intentions aside, the Beatles covers on this disc from Minnesota artists generally inspire a return to the originals.

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After the Boom: An Interview with Roommate

What began as an assignment handed down from a roommate while he was gone has turned into Kent Lambert's main gig, a far cry from being a filmmaker in New York ...

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Roommate: Guilty Rainbow

Kent Lambert's one-time bedroom project blooms into something more serious.

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Starfucker: Reptilians

True to form, Starfucker's new album has more flash than fire.

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