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Tuxedo: Tuxedo

“Unsurprisingly to anyone who’s heard Hawthorne’s note-perfect take on ’60s soul, the duo proves to be masterful at re-creating the feel of the moment in the early ’80s when disco began to die out and was replaced by the funkier sounds of boogie and electric funk. The duo conjures up visceral memories of the finest […]

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Todd Terje: It’s Album Time

“After a decade of releasing singles, remixes, and edits to large amounts of acclaim among in-the-know dance music fans, Norwegian whiz kid Todd Terje finally made an album of his own in 2014. It’s Album Time is a pretty self-explanatory title, though it could have been called ‘I Love Many Different Styles of Dance Music […]

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M.I.A: Matangi

“Throughout Matangi, Arulpragasam proves she’s as adept as ever at blending different sounds and cultures into a mix that is unmistakably hers, alluding to Shampoo’s bratty Brit-pop single ‘Trouble’ at one moment and proclaiming herself the female Slick Rick at another. Indeed, the moments inspired by rap and R&B are among the highlights….’” –All Music […]

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Solange: True

“[T]he songs have a diaphanous new wave via synth funk sound that is much closer to Little Dragon than the Dap-Kings. The lyrics detail a busted relationship and provide aching, wistful, and frustrated contrast to the animated and slowly swaying backdrops….This is a promising prelude to Solange’s third proper album.” –All Music Guide Check Our […]

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Pet Shop Boys: Electric

“[T]his taut, electro-disco wonder kicks off with the Kraftwerk-meets-Giorgio Moroder highlight ‘Axis’ and stays in the zone with both icy cool productions from Stuart Price (Madonna, Seal, Kylie Minogue) and a bpm count that remains high with nothing coming close to a slow dance ballad….An excellent, unexpected, and infectious triumph.” –All Music Guide Check Our […]

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Saint Etienne: Words and Music

“The album speaks to the power of music to sweep you away, fill you with hope and love, and make everything all right… The group also succeeds and crafts some of its finest dancefloor-filling moments ever… Words and Music turns out to be one of the band’s most enriching albums, both musically and emotionally.” –All […]

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