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A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead – album review

We live in intolerable times. Radiohead’s songs have been telling us as much for decades: “Everything is broken.” “I’ll take a quiet life/ A handshake of carbon monoxide.” “Women and children … Continue reading

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The Life of Pablo – Kanye West – album review

“Tell me, all/ Who here can relate?” asks Kanye West during a particularly outlandish, mildly inchoate freestyle rap on The Life of Pablo about personal liberation, trysts with models, and anal bleaching; the … Continue reading

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Blackstar – David Bowie – album review

This wasn’t supposed to be a eulogy. But before I could finish the review of Blackstar, David Bowie, aged 69, passed away after an 18-month long battle with liver cancer, making this strange … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Music of 2015: #5-1

20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1 5) Sleater-Kinney “No Cities To Love” – No Cities To Love Sleater-Kinney’s return from a ten-year hiatus is remarkable not just for the … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Music of 2015: #10-6

20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1 10) Viet Cong “Bunker Buster” – Viet Cong When Calgary post-punk quartet Viet Cong dropped the rough mix of “Bunker Buster” in March, … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Music of 2015: #15-11

20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1 15) Beach House “Sparks” – Depression Cherry “There’s a place I want to take you” sings Victoria LeGrande on the superbly-titled Depression Cherry. … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Music of 2015: #20-16

Sigh. For the second straight year, I could scarcely keep track of my bills, business papers, and kid’s birthdays in 2015, let alone write bi-weekly reviews for my languishing labor … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment
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