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Jessie Ware Embraces Her Club Culture Roots on Rapturous 'What's Your Pleasure?'

British diva Jessie Ware cooks up a glittery collection of hedonistic disco tracks and delivers one of the year's best records with What's Your Pleasure.

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A Girl Called Eddy Returns After 16 Years With Sophomore Masterpiece 'Been Around'

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Erin Moran (a.k.a. A Girl Called Eddy) delivers her long-awaited new album, Been Around, a spellbinding collection of soul pop perfection.

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The Best Dance Tracks of 2019

From French-Canadian electronic producer Marie Davidson's riotously scathing critique of modern capitalism to Dolly Parton's chart-topping foray into the world of EDM, here is a list of some of the year's best dance tracks.

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Cigarettes After Sex Resurface With Another Smoldering Collection of Libidinous Lullabies on 'Cry'

Brooklyn dream pop darlings, Cigarettes After Sex re-emerge from the touring circuit with their second record of lust, longing, and nicotine-stained regret.

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M83's Ambitious But Inert 'Digital Shades Vol. 2' Underwhelms

M83's follow-up to 2007's ambient collection Digital Shades Vol. 1 lacks the ingenuity of his pioneering predecessors' output and the thrill-ride wonder of the genres he set out to salute.

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Michelle Vezilj's Debut Song "Fire Goes to Die" Is Powerful (track review)

Michelle Vezilj's debut song "Fire Goes to Die" is about reclaiming power after a sexual assault and shifting the narrative from victim to victor.

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C Duncan's 'Health' Is a Sublime Sucker Punch to the Senses

C Duncan's third album is a staggering portrait of a man willing to divulge his insecurities, his passions, his failures, and hold them up for the entire world to devour.

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RY X Returns With Stunning Sophomore Set 'Unfurl'

RY X's Unfurl is a hypnotic collection of quiet, indigo-hued tracks, perfectly suited for cold, wintry nights teetering on the cusp of spring.

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The 12 Best Dance Tracks of 2018

From the raw, dance-punk rush of ADULT. to the stadium-sized anthems of Rüfüs du Sol, here are some of the endlessly addictive dance tracks of the year.

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John Grant's 'Love Is Magic' Shows Off Exquisite Ballads and Irksome Electro Excursions

The masterful bearded balladeer John Grant's fourth LP, Love Is Magic, rarely matches the soaring heights of his past triumphs.

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Detroit Dance-Punk Duo ADULT. Deliver the Goods with Exhilarating New Record 'This Behavior'

Dark, dangerous, and wrapped in anarchic black leather, ADULT. return with a stunning record that matches the feverish spirit of 2003's Anxiety Always.

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Studio Killers - "Party Like It's Your Birthday" (track review)

Studio Killers' sexy, retro-futuristic paean to partying is pool party ready for the hot summer months ahead.

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Fischerspooner's 'Sir' Feels Like a Defiant Middle Finger at American Conservatism

Fischerspooner's Sir looks to ruffle right-wing feathers, and it arrives at a moment when the United States is confronting the realities of a profound ideological division.

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The Best Dance Tracks of 2017

From the "shamanic techno" of Parisian duo Pouvoir Magique to Stockholm Noir's brilliant string of darkly foreboding, electro-licked singles, here are ten selections that represent some of the more intriguing dance offerings of 2017.

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Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex

The Brooklyn-based quartet's smokey-eyed songs breathe with dark nuance, each devastating track allowing Greg Gonzalez’s seductive voice, one of elegant, epicene beauty, to blossom and dance in the shadows.

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Foreverland: An Interview with Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy frontman discusses his latest record, cricket, composing operas, Gilbert & Sullivan, posthumous fame, musicals, his European tour, and "Catherine The Great".

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C Duncan: Architect

From delicate, pastoral dream pop to intimate, electronic-tinged folk, the Glaswegian composer’s luxuriant vocal harmonies and intricate compositions dazzle with ingenuity.

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"The Closer I Look": A Conversation With Small Black

Recovering from a devastating loss from Hurricane Sandy, Small Black's Josh Kolenik crafted not only his best record, but also one inspired by loss, an affinity for Blue Nile records, and '70s American cinema.

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Hurts: Surrender (take 1)

Hurts might have lost their little dark heart, but Surrender is still a rapturous collection of gospel-tinged pop pleasures.

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Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Us: An Interview with HURTS

English synthpop duo HURTS have consistently delivered visuals as striking as their darkly delicious pop songs. With their latest album Surrender, US and worldwide domination just might be theirs for the taking.

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Peaches: Rub

The minimalist rawness of Rub is a stylistic return to form, one that evokes the gritty essence of Peaches's delectably smutty debut.

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Shamir: Ratchet (take one)

Far beyond boxes and genres, Shamir Bailey's debut album Ratchet sees the 20-year-old arrive in front of the public eye, creatively unscathed and defiantly confident. 

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Róisín Murphy: Hairless Toys

If Hairless Toys is the sound of an artist with absolutely nothing to lose, it's also the sound of an audience with little to gain.

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