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Brendan Benson: “Dear Life”

As a co-pilot of the Raconteurs, Brendan Benson has the unenviable task of sharing the stage with Jack White, an undertaking akin to duetting with a box of firecrackers. Rare...

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Caleb Landry Jones: “The Mother Stone”

As an actor, Caleb Landry Jones (“Get Out,” “Twin Peaks”) specializes in portraying off-kilter young men who seem one wrong glance away from snapping. Were these characters to sing, they...

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Chad Taylor Trio: “The Daily Biological”

The drummer and composer Chad Taylor—a onetime mainstay of Chicago’s jazz scene who now resides in Philadelphia—has played to impressive effect with various permutations of...

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DaBaby: “Blame It on Baby”

DaBaby’s surprise release, “Blame It on Baby,” could have gone any number of ways. Is the Dirty South rapper, who’s photographed in a face mask on the cover,...

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Diet Cig: “Do You Wonder About Me?”

Tantrums lose their petulance when they’re thrown by the New York indie-rock duo Diet Cig. On the band’s 2017 début album, “Swear I’m Good at This,” its...

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Fiona Apple: “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”

hg0088The title of Fiona Apple’s fifth album, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” conveys the prickling, sweat-soaked urgency of someone stifled for too long. The music, with its swells of crashing...

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JoJo: “Good to Know”

JoJo was a cherubic thirteen-year-old in 2004, when she became the youngest female artist to top the Billboardhg0088 pop chart...

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Kemistry & Storm: “DJ-Kicks”

hg0088The London d.j. team of Kemistry (Valerie Olukemi A Olusanya) and Storm (Jayne Conneely) never produced any records, but their mark is all over nineties drum and bass—...

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Luke Slater: “Berghain Fünfzehn”

hg0088The Berlin night club Berghain—shut down for now, of course—has become synonymous with a hard, neo-psychedelic approach to techno. To mark the fifteenth anniversary of the...

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Solal & Liebman: “Masters in Paris”

Devotees of foreign film have heard Martial Solal even if they aren’t familiar with the brilliant jazz pianist and composer—his few original themes, brief but apposite, enliven...

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