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Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs

Blue Songs finds Adam Butler and his crew of collaborators laying back -- turning the dance floor into an ethereal contemplation, unrepentant debauchery, retro revivalism, and slow-burning House.

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Sheryl Crow: Icon 2

The greatest female rock vocalist of the 1990s is celebrated in a two-disc compilation from Universal.

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Norah Jones: ...Featuring

What does it sound like to be a guest at your own party? This collection reveals that it is quite a variable affair.

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Athlete: Singles 01-10

Athlete are devoid of melodic affability. Go on. I dare you to list five of the group’s biggest hits? Stumped?

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Dixie Chicks: The Essential Dixie Chicks

This is an evocative selection that captures a profound recent history not only in the Dixie Chicks’ career, but in the recent history of female country music.

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Sbme/Legacy

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Christina Aguilera: Bionic

After a hiatus, Christina returns with an over-indulgent experiment in electronic glam.

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Stornoway: Beachcomber's Windowsill

More than just a Heberdian burgh in Scotland, Stornoway now happen to be one of the hottest independent outfits to come out of the UK.

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'This Is England': Reconciling British Identity

On the 20th anniversary of Warp Records, PopMatters staff member Omar Kholeif takes a look back at one of the most influential films in Warp's film catalogue.

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k.d. lang & the reclines: A Truly Western Experience

Bumstead re-release k.d.'s first independent album on the eve of its 25th anniversary...

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Whitefield Brothers: Earthology

The Whitefield Brothers continue to flirt with Afrobeat and exotica on their sophomore release.

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Unsigned?

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Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Phil Ochs: Amchitka

Poignant, and relevant, Amchitka reminds us of a romanticized era when idealism was still able to give way to revolution.

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Ben Frost: By the Throat

Ben Frost's muscular sophomore release, By the Throat, casts a menacing spell on the listener.

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IFC Films/Film Four

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Revisiting: Miranda July's You and Me and You and Everyone We Know

The author takes a critical look, at what is arguably one of the best, and quirky films of the last decade.

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Greenpeace

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Bedroom Community

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Julian Lennon: The Secret Value of Daydreaming/Mr. Jordan/Help Yourself

Noble Rot have re-released three of Julian Lennon's Atlantic albums. Of these works, 1991's Help Yourself is still the most relevant, and potent of the artist's efforts.

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Laura Nyro: Mother's Spiritual

Examining the re-release of Nyro's overlooked Mother's Spiritual reveals that there is still much to appreciate.

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Noble Rot/Atlantic


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