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Moog Swings Stereolab takes a thrift-store approach to Muzak April 24, 1996

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Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire (Epic) Rage Against the Machine cares a lot. During their recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, their caps said "Commie" and they wrote "Arm the Homeless" on their instruments in masking tape. Which isn't…
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Moog Swings

Stereolab is a London-based sextet that seeks to answer the musical question, nay, to solve the historical and aesthetic dilemma, "How come Steve Reich, Martin Denny, and garage punk all happened at the same time?" Retrieving the sophisticated minimalist compositional…
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Ui Sidelong (Southern) Ui Unlike (Lunamoth) Sasha Frere-Jones is a New York rock critic who likes to put his theories of hybridity into practice: His band, Ui (rhymes with gooey), genre-splices dub, fusion, funk, no wave, deep house, even bluegrass.…
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Guided by Voices Under the Bushes Under the Stars (Matador) Last year's Next Big Thing, Guided by Voices made it kinda medium-big at least, attracting a devoted cult following and sparking a critical buzz duly followed by a backlash.…
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2Pac All Eyez on Me (Death Row) 0f course it's too long -- but then, overkill is partly the point here. All Eyez on Me may not be the best rap album ever, but at 27 songs and more…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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