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Atoms for Peace | AMOK

Kid A , Radiohead's confounding electro-rock masterpiece, is officially hitting puberty.
XL (2013)
By RYAN REED  |  March 01, 2013
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Flying Lotus | Until The Quiet Comes

On Until the Quiet Comes , his reliably solid fourth studio album, Flying Lotus's Steven Ellison continues to bang out mind-bending electro-donut jams for folks who don't quite "get" electronic music.
Warp Records (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  October 05, 2012
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Radiohead | The King of Limbs

OK Consumer?
Self-released (2011)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 04, 2011
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Flying Lotus | Cosmogramma

Only an experimental laptop artist whose music exists primarily for pensive white weedheads would purport his new album to be “basically the studies that map out the universe and the relations of heaven and hell.”
Warp (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  April 30, 2010
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Bands of brothers

I'm living the most local life I've ever lived right now in Dorchester," says Chris Hislop, bespectacled guitarist in the long-running Boston band Piles.
'Hislopalooza' is a family affair
By MATT PARISH  |  March 12, 2010
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Message points

Instrumental music isn't very dependable at conveying specific non-musical subject matter.
Christian Scott's political science, Anita Coelho's connections
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 2010


FYI: Thom Yorke has renamed his band and they're playing Boston on April 8. Tickets on sale next week!

FYI: Thom Yorke has renamed his band and they're playing Boston on April 8. Tickets on sale next week!


UPDATE: Tickets to Thom Yorke & Atoms for Peace, April 8 at the Citi Center in Boston, go onsale March 5 at 10 am. CitiCenter...
By Ryan Stewart  |  February 25, 2010
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Tight but loose

I had never come across the adjective "jangular" until I visited the Glowkid website.
Jangly + angular = Glowkid
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 22, 2010
Coachella 2010 announced: Jay-Z, Muse, Faith No More, Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke

Coachella 2010 announced: Jay-Z, Muse, Faith No More, Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke


The lineup for this year's installment of the Coachella music and arts festival was announced today. The headliners: Jay-Z on Friday, Muse on Saturday, and...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 19, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Attention whoring and headline parsing

Slow news week.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 18, 2009
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Off the record?

Pity the album. After a half-century of embarrassingly public body issues, our essential rock unit has not entered the new millennium looking very healthy. EPs are way more in vogue, MP3s have intangibility on their side, and 12-inches just sound imp
Ten albums to get . . . while we still have albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009


New Thom Yorke solo, "The Present Tense"


Thom Yorke, who unveiled a new song just last week for that Marc Mulcahy tribute, also debuted a new song just yesterday during a solo...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 20, 2009
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PJ Harvey wants your fucking ass

PJ Harvey's two albums with John Parish are not her best work. (Go ahead and argue it, if you like.) The first, Dance Hall At Louse Point , was a surprise departure from her game-changing To Bring You My Love , an album that sold far less than Madonna
PJ Harvey + John Parish | House of Blues, Boston | June 6, 2009
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 12, 2009
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Bat girl

The strange world of Bat for Lashes is a lot like ours
Kapow! Bat for Lashes conquers darkness with Two Suns
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 24, 2009
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Bat for Lashes | Two Suns

Natasha Khan became a sort of viral video sensation a couple of years ago with her inventive video for "What's a Girl To Do."
Astralwerks (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  April 10, 2009
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Springing ahead

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009


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Music seen: Radiohead night

The idea for a show collecting talented Portland musicians performing as Oxfordshire's Radiohead began almost a year ago.
At the Big Easy, January 3
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  January 07, 2009
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Fans cheer; earth weeps

It’s a bummer that the four-plus hours I spent in my car feeling guilty about barfing loads of carbon into the air is most salient in my mind, because, as always, Radiohead delivered an awe-inspiring show.
Radiohead at Comcast Center, August 13, 2008
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 19, 2008

Winning losers

Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008
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''Nude'' remix

Last month, Radiohead thrilled the big black glasses off thousands of hundreds when they posted stems for the public to download, remix, and upload to the band’s Web site to compete for listeners’ votes.

Fans redo Radiohead — astonishingly — well


By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 29, 2008
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Holler

“We wanted to make you aware that you need to get approval before making arrangements of other writers’ work” — oops.

 Amplive's Rainydayz Remixes, approved by Thom


By WILL SPITZ  |  March 12, 2008


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Ebb and flow

The good news is that we still have our own major company, Boston Ballet, and it made its first international tour — to Spain — in more than a decade.
Dance: 2007 in review
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 17, 2007
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The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007
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Social settings

Seán Curran’s dance looks like a formal exposition of movement, but after a while you begin to imagine webs of social interactions, relationships, and hidden histories.
Seán Curran at the Tsai Center
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 30, 2007
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Price points

The growing gap between the shabby, brick-and-mortar world we all inhabit and the sleek, digital one we’ve all been promised widened just a bit.
Getting into Radiohead’s In Rainbows
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 16, 2007
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Mixed and matched

For fans of the 4/4 beat, summer is defined by DJ mixes that go from the car to the beach to the patio with ease.
Four premium mixes to get your summer started right
By DAVID DAY  |  May 29, 2007


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The new tastemakers

It’s a cliché by now, but the Internet allows you to be whomever you want to be.
Does Pandora know you better than you do?
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 31, 2007
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Splendid Theory

Producer extraordinaire Nigel Godrich’s new Internet TV show, From the Basement, is splendid in theory.
Wait for it...
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 30, 2007
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Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

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Donnelly on her previous bands
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2006