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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "The Bones"

Lifestyle's 12th track, "The Bones", is beautiful, life-affirming, and brings this classic album to a thoroughly definitive conclusion.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Dead Air"

Lifestyle's tenth track, the tiny, hard rockin' epic "Dead Air", takes us from Nashville to Paris and captures all of human life in between.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Around the Outline"

With a brilliant and rare lead vocal from Michael Dahlquist, "Around the Outline", Lifestyle's ninth track, takes the listener to a land of darkness, chill, and murder.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Raging Bull"

Blink and you'll miss it. "Raging Bull", Lifestyle's eighth track, is a masterpiece, a mini-symphony, and nothing less than an example of virtuoso songwriting.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Yr Web"

Lifestyle's sixth track sends glad tidings to an old flame while drummer Michael Dahlquist brings the thunder.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Roots"

For the narrator of Lifestyle's fifth track "Roots", Missoula is the place he longs to leave but also the home to which he is always returning.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Slave Wages"

Lifestyle's second track guzzles valerian tea and ponders foul apartments while the cat forgoes its vaccinations. The result is perfect pop music.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Contempt"

Lifestyle's sun-kissed opening track finds our heroes in languid mood, contemplating foreign climes and foreign bodies.

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'Mommy' Is an Overpraised Mess of a Movie

Middlebrow, glib, and unjustifiably pleased with itself, the winner of the Cannes Jury Prize arrives on DVD.

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'Hyena' Is an Adult Crime Drama That Will Shock and Dismay

Gerard Johnson's portrait of an even worse lieutenant never seeks to ingratiate itself or pander to audience expectations.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle'

Throughout the '90s and into the '00s, Silkworm rocked harder and recorded more great albums than anyone. In a sea of diamonds though it is perhaps their seventh album Lifestyle that sparkles most vividly.

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'The Decent One' Takes on the Task of Humanizing Himmler

Using Heinrich Himmler's personal letters and journals, The Decent One presents an intimate family portrait of the architect of the Holocaust.

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'Late Phases' Is a Tame and Toothless Experience

This tale of werewolves run amok in a retirement community could do with more guts -- in every sense.

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'What We Do in the Shadows' Became a Cult Classic Upon Creation

The charming and eccentric humor of this vampire mockumentary makes it feel like it was born to be a beloved cult classic.

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'The Haunting of Black Wood' Contains No Haunting Whatsoever

The issue with this ostensible haunting in Black Wood is not a paucity of dollars in the budget, but rather of tension, drama, and ideas.

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