Jan 2015 25

Hypefactor - 市中心中国Hypefactor
Category: Electro-pop / Rock
Album: 市中心中国
Stars: 4
Blurb: After two years, the New York electro/rock collective unveils a mysteriously titled new single that may yet be one of the band’s best songs, even as the wait for a new album continues.

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Jan 2015 25

The Knife - Shaken-Up VersionsThe Knife
Category: Electronic / Experimental
Album: Shaken-Up Versions
Stars: 3
Blurb: The follow-up EP to Shaking the Habitual maintains the creative spark of its predecessor, but fails to maintain the balance of catchiness and experimentation that made it so appealing.

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Jan 2015 25

The Webb - Little PiecesThe Webb
Category: Post-Punk / Gothic
Album: Little Pieces
Stars: 2
Blurb: An admirable, yet flawed attempt at capturing post-punk magic.

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Jan 2015 25

Swans - To be KindSwans
Category: Experimental / Post-Punk / Rock
Album: To be Kind
Stars: 4.5
Blurb: Monolithic and majestic, the latest double album from Swans showcases some of the band’s longest and most daring musical excursions yet, producing a marvelous display of excess and grandeur.

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Jan 2015 25

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult - Spooky TricksMy Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Category: Industrial
Album: Spooky Tricks
Stars: 4
Blurb: Sexy, sultry, sleazy; Spooky Tricks proves that My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult is going stronger than ever.

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Jan 2015 25

No:Carrier - Wisdom & FailureNo:Carrier
Category: Darkwave / Synthpop
Album: Wisdom & Failure
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: With a refined sense of production and arrangement driven by more strongly developed songwriting, No:Carrier’s new album shows excellent creative growth.

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Jan 2015 25

Robohop - Prime Directives 1-4Robohop
Category: Hip-hop / Electro
Album: Prime Directives 1-4
Stars: 4
Blurb: Part socio-technological commentary, part nerdy sci-fi celebration, all killer industrialized hip-hop.

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