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“The full-length debut album from Los Angeles’ Capital Cities, 2013′s In a Tidal Wave of Mystery is an infectious mix of synth-heavy dance pop….[T]he album brings to mind the early, innovative electronic music of artists who were earnestly taken with the explicitly computer-generated sounds of the modern wonder that was the synthesizer, like Level 42 [...]

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Disclosure: Settle

“Cunning if not particularly novel synthesists…Guy and Howard Lawrence draw from several styles and sub-styles of dance music — house, garage, dubstep, bass — and add pop appeal on Settle, their first album…. Considering all the shrewd alliances and its polished attack, Settle seems like it was designed to be 2013′s acceptable dance album. That [...]

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Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

“Random Access Memories reveals itself as the kind of grand, album rock statement that listeners of the ’70s and ’80s would have spent weeks or months dissecting and absorbing — the ambition of Steely Dan, Alan Parsons, and Pink Floyd are as vital to the album as any of the duo’s collaborators…. But Random Access [...]

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Andy Stott: Luxury Problems

“Despite being significantly more ambient and less knotty than Andy Stott’s 2011 releases, which were combined and expanded that December for Passed Me By/We Stay Together, Luxury Problems is nearly as spine-chilling. Its rhythms are fluid more often than coagulated, and there’s an additional human element granted by the voice of opera-trained singer Alison Skidmore.” [...]

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Rhye: Woman

“In 2010, Mike Milosh flew to Denmark to work on a Quadron remix with that duo’s Robin Hannibal. The collaboration grew into another duo, named Rhye… [A]n ideal fusion of the two instrumentalists and producers, whose sound is enhanced — never overstuffed — with horns, woodwinds, and strings, including harp. Tempos rarely break a breezy [...]

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“Ellison’s trademarks — skittering and rustling percussion atop slightly irregular drums that knock and thud, for instance — factor almost as much as ever, but his slight adjustments and increased restraint make this his most accessible and creative release yet.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Daphni: Jialong

“Caribou’s Dan Snaith, is bold and direct where his main project is intricate and subtle…. At their best, Daphni and Jiaolong definitely have a vitality that some dance music — and even some of Snaith’s other work — lacks…” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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