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The Music and Mayhem of Atari Teenage Riot: An Interview with Alec Empire (Plus Free MP3!)

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 6:19 PM

Atari Teenage Riot -- Berlin's loudest, most strident, and most influential band -- kicked off a US tour this week, and with the global economic meltdown, riots and demonstrations raging across Europe, and technologies like Twitter heralded as forces for freedom one month (during the "Arab spring") and threatened with...

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Exclusive Valentine's Day DJ Mix From Doctor Rosen Rosen (Plus Q&A)

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2010 | 10:10 AM

Doctor Rosen Rosen is one of the most sought after remixers of the moment--in the last few months alone he's rerubbed Lady Gaga, Weezer, and Drake (featuring Kanye and Eminem). Last year he was recruited to put his dark-wave synth-pop spin on Lily Allen's entire It's Not Me, It's You...

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Trip-Hop's Biggest Stars Are Back: Massive Attack on New Album Heligoland

(6) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 4:43 PM

On February 9, Massive Attack returns with its fifth album, Heligoland. The new record rejects the dense, over-produced sound of 2003's 100 Windows and returns to simple, spooky, elegance. With Massive Attack's first two albums, 1991's Blue Lines and 1993's Protection, the UK production collective inadvertently...

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Rolling Stone is Gathering Moss, Big Time

(30) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 4:37 PM

For decades, Rolling Stone's reputation -- at least as far as music coverage goes -- has been a bit shitty and a bit of a joke. The publication has certainly solidified that reputation in their new end-of-the-decade issue: the whole thing reads as if it was beamed in from some...

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Music for the Fall of the Berlin Wall

(3) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 12:57 PM

Kids today! All worked up about terrorism. Ooooh, scary, a gaggle of bearded men in caves are after us. Pfffff. Back before the fall of the Berlin Wall -- 20 years ago on November 9, 1989 -- the world lived in the constant shadow of a genuine existential threat: total...

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Save Rod Stewart!

(13) Comments | Posted October 24, 2009 | 11:37 AM

On October 26th, Rod Stewart will drive another stake into the hearts of long-suffering true believers. After an album of rock covers, Still the Same, and his gazillion-selling Great American Songbook series, he will now make us feel like suckers all over again by singing "My Cherie Amour" together with...

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Music: The Warm Sounds Born of Extreme Darkness and Bitter Cold (Includes Free MP3s!)

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 11:46 AM

The northwesternmost outpost of the Hanseatic league--the drizzly harbor town of Bergen, Norway, nestled on the country's craggy west coast--is an unlikely hotbed for new music. But that's what it has become over the last decade. Now the band that kicked it all off, Kings of Convenience, return with their...

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New Reissues Prove Kraftwerk Is the Most Important Band Ever

(9) Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Forget everything you've been taught. The birthplace of all that's cool and modern in music wasn't Memphis, Liverpool or the South Bronx. As a set of new reissues demonstrates, it was Dusseldorf, Germany, where Kraftwerk invented the future we are now living. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of electronic pioneer's...

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