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TOPS

I Feel Alive

Musique TOPS

Apr 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Montréal four-piece TOPS has been creating its brand of off-kilter AM radio pop for three albums now. I Feel Alive is a deeper refinement of that sound. The hooks are large, and lead singer Jane Penny’s vocals are bolder than ever.  More

Cold War

Studio: The Criterion Collection

Apr 03, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

A critical and commercial success when released in 2018, Cold War went on to dominate European award ceremonies. More

Pearl Jam

Gigaton

Monkeywrench/Republic

Apr 02, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Pearl Jam’s new LP, Gigaton, is a warning. A one billion ton-sized one. If you choose to digest the 14-track record on YouTube, as I did, that warning is even more evident.  More

Snarls

Burst

Take This to Heart

Apr 02, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Snarls emit an alternating current of sincerity and cool remove— down to their name, a fang-brandishing grin. You can’t always trust a band to accurately describe their own sound, but it must be admitted that “glitter emo alt-rock,” as they call it, is not a bad way to tag their debut album. More

Apr 01, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

Beautifully re-mastered here, Avery’s bright colors and madcap motion look incredible.  More

Apr 01, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

As if it’s not good enough to be between good and great at nearly everything he attempts, now Donald Glover has to go be fucking Nostradamus, too?  More

Roger and Brian Eno

Mixing Colours

Deutsche Grammophon

Mar 31, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

By now you know that Brian Eno is an icon, some even going so far as to call him the godfather of ambient music. But you may not know that younger brother, pianist Roger Eno, is also a composer of tranquil sonic soundscapes.  More

Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Studio: Shout! Factory

Mar 30, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

Mystify paints its subject’s portrait far more compellingly than your average documentary. More

Bambara

Stray

Wharf Cat

Mar 30, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It’s all sex, death, and sordid decadence on Bambara’s fourth full-length. Stray smartly builds on the style and intensity of 2018’s underrated Shadow on Everything by adding nuance and new ideas.  More