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The American auteur's evocative excursions into winding musical terrains and widescreen images

In this frequently frustrating day and age where superficial values, media stunts and instant gratification rule, it’s liberating to listen to a young artist like...

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The Texas-based Indie Folk/Alternative Rock band's first album without lead vocalist/main songwriter Tim Smith

The talented musicians in the Texas-based band Midlake have never been afraid to embrace change in terms of musical...

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The legendary American Soul/R&B/Funk band's return to their horn-laden signature sound

Forty-one years after the release of their debut album, Earth, Wind & Fire (1972), legendary R&B/Funk/Disco group Earth, Wind & Fire released their...

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Superior career-spanning collection rounding up rarities, B-sides and unreleased songs

With the release of 1999’s The Initial Friend E.P. and 2001’s debut album Take Offs And Landings, L.A.-based Alternative Pop/Country-Rock group Rilo...

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Australian duo Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy's indispensable third album

You Are Everything is the third installment in a series of collaborations between Australian musicians Steve Kilbey (of Alternative/Indie Rock band The Church) and Martin...

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The versatile American singer's ambitious and accomplished third album is playful and utterly charming

There’s something very refreshing and inspirational about a young artist with a very broad knowledge of old music...

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A generous, beautifully packaged 2-CD compilation celebrating the group's 50th anniversary

Following an unexpected and surprisingly stellar reunion album, That’s Why God Made The Radio, and a tour to celebrate...

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The Alternative/Indie Folk artist's unique and fascinating sixth album

American Lo-Fi Indie Rock act Phosphorescent (a.k.a. Matthew Houck) released his sixth studio album, Muchacho, to widespread critical acclaim. Produced by Matthew Houck and largely...

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The Allah-Las recreate the magic of '60s bands such as The Byrds and The Zombies.

Three of the Allah-Las’ four band members – all of them self-confessed music geeks – met while working at a record store in Los Angeles, where they...

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The Dream-Pop group's first album as a duo is every bit as captivating as its two predecessors

When singer Claudia Deheza left American Dream Pop/Shoegaze trio School Of Seven Bells, reducing the group to the duo of twin sister Alejandra Deheza...

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The California Alternative/Indie Rock band's first big seller peaked at No. 12 on the Album Chart

Local Natives are very much a “product” of their time – a distinctly modern Indie-Rock band. Singer/guitarist Taylor...

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Depeche Mode remain the reigning kings of intelligent Electronica

Thirty-two years into their career, British synth pioneers Depeche Mode released their thirteenth studio album, Delta Machine, produced by Ben Hillier, who also produced...

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Daft Punk's fourth studio album is their second masterpiece

French Duo Daft Punk excels at mixing good old-fashioned fun with dead serious musicianship. Their name speaks for itself, and the masks they wear show that they don’t take themselves...

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John Grant's second solo album proves him to be among today's most engaging songwriters

As on his 2010 debut solo album Queen Of Denmark, American singer/songwriter John Grant takes the term “confessional singer/songwriter” to a whole...

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A welcome collection of intense ballads by tough Soul singer Millie Jackson

In the 1970s African-American singer Millie Jackson carved out quite a niche of her own amongst fans of Soul/R&B and Funk. What made her stand apart from her contemporaries within the...

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David Bowie's unexpected and excellent twenty-fourth studio album

On January 8, 2013, David Bowie’s 66th birthday, Bowie stunned his fans and the world’s music media by releasing a brand new single on iTunes, Where Are We Now, hereby...

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Pearl Jam lead singer's superb soundtrack

Into The Wild is Pearl Jam lead vocalist Eddie Vedder’s evocative soundtrack for writer/director Sean Penn’s film of the same name. The nine original songs (there are also two covers that fit the overall mood) are all...

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Kacey Musgraves' first major label album features the Country hits "Merry Go 'Round" and "Blowin' Smoke"

Country Music radio has always been very conservative and has a long history of banning songs deemed too risqué for...

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The Beach Boys' unexpected and thoroughly satisfying comeback

When America’s most iconic group, The Beach Boys, announced that they were to mark the band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 by...

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Duran Duran's triumphant reinvention of their early 1980s' sound

Following 2007’s creatively vigorous but commercially unsuccessful Red Carpet Massacre, Duran Duran at long last recorded the album that most longtime fans had been...

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