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'Two Guys and a Girl' Is Amiable Enough

Helmed by a young Ryan Reynolds, Two Guys and a Girl is a consistently fun if rarely thrilling find.

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Gojira: Magma

Magma is a prime example of how Gojira successfully navigate the line between high art and theme park thrill ride.

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Barry Adamson: Know Where to Run

Know Where to Run will do little to seduce those already unwilling to wade through Barry Adamson’s spotty catalog, but in spite of a few regrettable artistic choices the album as a whole is eminently listenable, and for brief stretches even indispensable.

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Central Control / Proper

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Central Control/Proper

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Black Tusk: Pillars of Ash

Following the loss of longtime bassist/compadre Jonathan Athon, Black Tusk come roaring back with the final contribution by their fallen bandmate.

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Alex Smoke: Love Over Will

Electro-recluse Alex Smoke re-emerges with a long gestating new album that adds up to an engaging, if unsettling, minor masterpiece.

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John Carpenter: Lost Themes Remixed

Carpenter's first non-film score gets the remix treatment courtesy some of the best electronic musicians working today

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Jason Boland and the Stragglers: Squelch

Red Dirt veteran Jason Boland turns in his most introspective (and rowdy) LP yet.

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Thirty Tigers / Proud Souls

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Billy Gibbons and the BFG's: Perfectamundo

A Latin-tinged misfire from flame-maned ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons

Television

'Automan' and '80s Neon Visuals

Light-reflective strips in this Tron TV knock-off could spook criminals into submission.

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Thirty Tigers/Proud Souls

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Def Leppard: Def Leppard

A staggering rebirth from a band that many were all too happy to leave for dead.

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earMUSIC / Mailboat

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earMUSIC/Mailboat Records

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Trivium: Silence in the Snow

Another solid if workmanlike set from one of heavy metal's greatest crossover successes

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Eight 30

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Christian Mistress: To Your Death

True to form, Christian Mistress don’t attempt to be everything to everyone, but that hardly makes their virtues of limited appeal.

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Amorphis: Under the Red Cloud

Amorphis in 2015 are doing a great job keeping themselves from getting bored, but only fleetingly succeed in turning that internal drive into external enthusiasm.

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Sweat Lodge: Talismana

The Sword aren't the only Austin band capable of kicking up a little 4:20-friendly riffology

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Ripple

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