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Mogwai is post-rock. Mogwai is drone-rock. Mogwai is space-rock. Mogwai is quiet, melodic and beautiful. Mogwai is the loudest thing known to man.On the opening track, "White Noise," Mogwai is reminiscent of King Crimson's more

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Rest assured: No song on this album will ever make its way into the public consciousness. Its first single, “Born Free,” pretends to be a sample of or homage to Suicide’s “Ghost Rider,” but it is almost indistinguishable from more

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Though it’s already being lauded as her most accessible album, Have One on Me isn’t necessarily Joanna Newsom’s most listenable. A two-hour-long, triple-disc set is a lot to ask an audience to absorb in the age of download-the-songs-you- more

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Charlotte Gainsbourg’s near-death experience following a water-skiing accident in 2007 resulted in countless unnerving hours spent in MRI machines, a realization that we all may be living on borrowed time, and Gainsbourg’s most personal and... more

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Polvojoined these ranks with a successful 2008 tour and now In Prism, the follow-up to Sh In Prism ,CD Reviews more

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While there aren’t any of Battles’ pounding beats,Braxton does make use of hi YellowShark ,CD Reviews more

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Nineof the 11 songs are addressed to someone, filled with lines like “You werescre TumbleweedConnection ,CD Reviews more

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Dubbed the "Anti-Beatles," the Monks were formed in 1964 by five American G.I.'s Black Monk Time ,CD Reviews more

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Remember when bands cared about albums as an art form? Instead of slapping together a doze Low ,CD Reviews more

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The band name "Soy un Caballo" means "I am a Horse" in Spanish, the group's lyrics are in French and the main songwriting duo of Aurélie Muller and Thomas Van Cottom come from Belgium. Luckily for those skittish about a little taste,CD more

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Given the intimacy of Cohen's songs, and the worn warmth of his voice, there's something slightly off-putting about picturing him performing in a 20,000-seat arena. Maybe that's why it's so charmingly reassuring when, announcing a set break... more

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You'd think the well of country-twang guitar chord permutations would have long ago run dr Fox Confessor Brings the Flood ,CD Reviews more

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The Bird and the Bee's 2007 self-titled debut garnered moderate attention, with opening track "Again & Again" finding its way into an episode of "Grey's Anatomy" by subscribing to the Garden State Rule: Twee acoustics and lou,CD more

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For its eighth full-length, Animal Collective has pulled together its most like-minded set of material, making for the group's most consistently listenable, even poppiest album, to date. Each track builds through a tension-and-release patte... more

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Although the wacky, anonymous, eyeball-mask-wearing members of The Residents make a point The Bunny Boy ,CD Reviews more

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No, we didn't ask for an album featuring another recording of "Breathe," leading Live in Gda ,CD Reviews more

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After 1999's Cobra and Phases, critics decided Stereolab's well-tested formula of space-ag Cobra and Phases ,CD Reviews more

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  The duo High Places defies categorization. This collection of recordings previously available on 7-inch vinyl or exclusive to the 'Net has the uncanny ability to not only get you dancing, but to a,CD Reviews more

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