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Your Indie Dance Party, Vol. 1

Jay Mattson takes us through his most recommended dance tracks. Since dance is often a genre associated with cameo-led hits or overly-conscious audiences, these ten tracks gravitate more toward creative tendencies that can get ...
 
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Son Lux’s Secret Weapon

Classical training is generally regarded as a positive influence on pop music. No one wishes to restrain ideas that originate from the theoretical intricacies of music, so the knowledge is neither looked upon as extraneous nor ...

 
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Blair Dies Young, Lives Old

In one of New Orleans’ few instances where sports reigned over music, the super bowl has cast many into a week-long, universalized hangover. It permits locals to do, well, whatever they want as long as it is celebratory o...
 
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The European Sambassadeur

I am interested to see what this decade brings to Swedish pop music. One would be hesitant to call the ’00s a moment of global emergence for the movement, especially considering that the country has been generating qualit...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of Winter 2009/2010

In a bit of a twist, this compilation encompasses both December and January. The “Best Albums of 2009” featured last month was a lot of fun, as was the three-week break I took after it was published. I am always exh...
 
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jj – jj n° 3 (2010)

Hugely anticipated follow-ups are prone to being rush jobs. After last year's acclaim, many wonder whether jj's newest album will appear triumphant or weakly conceived.

 
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Jazz and Electronica: An Unlikely Partnership

Jaga Jazzist are expanding boundaries with their stylistic fusion of jazz and electronica. Their new album, One-Armed Bandit, is one of the most thrilling releases so far this year as a result.
 
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Citay’s Dream Get Together

It seems ironic how the age of “hippies” coincided with some of the most groundbreaking usages of production in music. In an era associated with peace, love, and psychedelics, the aspects of intricacy and innovation are often o...

 
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Dumas Traces Success

Canada holds notability for its bilingualism and multiculturalism in addition to their thriving music scene, which itself certainly benefits from this rich diversity. Malajube, Karkwa, and Les Cowboys Fringants are a few the be...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of November 2009

Music and tums are true post-Thanksgiving delights. As the latter appeases our stomachs after binges of food and drink, music soothes us with its accessibility and lack of commercialism. TV and radio become tiresome with all th...