Lucas Fagen

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of Eminem, Haim, Dean Wareham, and Queens of the Stone Age.

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In part 2 of this month, reviews of Arcade Fire, Miley Cyrus, Omar Souleyman, and Chance the Rapper.

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of Iceage, Parquet Courts, Sleigh Bells, and Mikal Cronin.

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In part 2 of this month, reviews of a workout mix, Drake, Justin Timberlake, and Lorde.

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of AlunaGeorge, A$AP Ferg, Kurt Vile, and James Blake.

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Reviews of The Dirtbombs, Maybach Music Group, Skillet, and Icona Pop.

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This week, reviews of Vampire Weekend, Janelle Monaé, The Weeknd, and Neko Case.

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This week, reviews of J Cole, The-Dream, Robin Thicke, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes.

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of Bombino, the Civil Wars, Deerhunter, and Savages.

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Margins of Error: Chelsea Light Moving

by Lucas Fagen on August 10, 2013

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From the mid-’80s to the late ’00s, every few years Sonic Youth would come out with an excellent album. Their consistency and reliability are very nearly unmatched by anybody else in music: they have fifteen in total, well over half of which are worth owning. For their many fans, it became normal to keep expecting new albums to be released, regular therapeutic dosages of abrasive guitar rock.

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