Music

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Reviews of Jake Bugg, Veronica Falls, Danny Brown, and M.I.A.

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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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Today, Ono is no longer, as Lennon quipped in the late 1960s, “the world’s most famous unknown artist”; at the time, he added: “everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.”

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (November 2013, Part 2)

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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William Basinski, self-described composer of “experimental electronic ambient music,” played selections from his new CD Nocturnes at Issue Project Room’s Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain celebration recently held at its majestically renovated downtown Brooklyn location.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (October 2013, Part 2)

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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Music

Occam’s Razor: In Defense of Drone

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 23, 2013

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There is nothing like the ethereal monotonal droning of bow on string to amplify the dismal cacophony of human tics, our collective bodily disquiet.

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