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Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Phoenix - Bankrupt!

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Matt Sachs reviews Phoenix's latest album, released on the Atlantic label

Even though the French-based electronic rock band Phoenix have been around since 2000, it wasn’t until nine years later with their fourth release, Wolfang Amadeus Phoenix, that they rose to fame.

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Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

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Matt Sachs reviews Vampire Weekend's latest album, released on the XL label

When A-punk first surfaced on the internet five years ago, its high-energy summery guitar riff, contrasting flute and African-inspired rhythms brought the indie world’s attention to the New York-based quartet Vampire Weekend.

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Just the write beat

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Matt Sachs reports on Habana7: Historias que cuentan (Stories that They Tell), a recent night of conversation, tales and memories provided by some of Spain’s top writers and critics in the music field

More than 300 guests have flocked to Madrid’s Teatro Calderón near Puerta del Sol to listen to the stories, reflections, and thoughts of four of the best known and most influential communicators in the Spanish music business. The atmosphere in the Teatro is both professional and cordial.

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James Blake - Overgrown

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Matt Sachs reviews James Blake's latest album, released on the Polydor label

James Blake is known for making electronic music, but in stark contrast to the high-energy, high-intensity, repetitive dupstep that has recently become so popular. He prefers the sparse and slow moving, often with a somewhat arrhythmic house beat and his own soulful voice.

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Tyler the Creator - Wolf

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Matt Sachs reviews Tyler the Creator´s latest album, released on the Columbia label

Whatever you think of Tyler the Creator, the leader and co-founder of the LA-based rap collective Odd Future, there is no denying his unusual path to success, which started with a pair of viral YouTube videos in 2011.

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Rhye - Woman

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Matt Sachs reviews the band's debut album, released on the Polydor label

The debut album from Los Angeles-based soul/pop group Rhye has been shrouded in mystery since a single track first appeared anonymously on the internet several months ago. The song, “Open”, featured a captivatingly sensual voice that many believed belonged to a woman.

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Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse

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Matt Sachs reviews the band's latest album, released on the Fat Possum label

How much insight and perspective on the world would one expect from a 23 year old from Idaho? If the sophomore album by Boise-based Youth Lagoon—the stage name for the prodigical Trevor Powers—is any indication, the answer is quite a lot. Since 2010, Powers has been making dreamy psychedelic music through which he explores themes well beyond his years.

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Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse

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A review of the album Pedestrian Verse by Frightened Rabbit, released on Atlantic

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