Benny Benassi – Electroman

written by: Taylor Cowan on July 15, 2011

Fans and haters alike have to wonder if part of the reason Benny sounds so quintessentially electro and, dare it be said, corny, is because he is quintessentially electro.

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Flash! Shit, What A Record

written by: Taylor Cowan on July 5, 2011

As you begin to wonder if Keith is beating the living hell out of a detuned guitar, another emerges right behind it filling out the sound and announcing its intent.

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Colorfeels – Syzygy

written by: Taylor Cowan on June 8, 2011

There can be a creeping menace to Colorfeel—piano dribbles, winding clarinets, and crass, lethargic vocal stylings, but despite it astral tendencies, it’s never quite enough to convince you of its means.

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Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome

written by: Taylor Cowan on June 6, 2011

The soundtrack to a nonexistent film is nothing new, where Rome succeeds is as a thing of its own, begging the imagination to fill in the details.

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tUnE-yArDs – W H O K I L L

written by: Taylor Cowan on May 9, 2011

There’s an air of mystery—listeners may find themselves wondering whether what they’re hearing is studied art rock or just an exuberant wild rumpus.

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