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Alt-J is their own genre on 'This Is All Yours'

Infectious

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Call it prog-rock, indie-electronica, experimental-folk, whatever soothes our craving to label and define. But This Is All Yours just doesn’t fit all neat and tidy in any one box.

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Short Film Review: Bey and Jay look great in part one of 'Bang Bang'

Roc Nation

BY ADAM THEISEN

Maybe it doesn’t merit multiple views, but Hov and Yoncé look amazingly cool, which is more than enough to entertain you and hold your interest for three minutes.

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Single Review: 'Drinkers Club' is exactly what you'd expect

Def Jam

BY KEN SELANDER

The track starts off with samples of bottles being popped and what the listener can only imagine as overflowing glassware, a sample which continues in the background with a crisp vibrancy throughout the record.

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Arcade Fire's 'Funeral' Turns Ten

Merge

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

The great strength of Funeral exists now as it did 10 years ago because it finds its voice not in volume or decibel, but rather in the sensory experience of the listener. You can listen to Funeral on the lowest volume level or the highest and be fully impacted by its emotional sprawl.

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Adam Theisen: When live albums come alive

BY ADAM THEISEN

There are only a couple of live albums that, in full, I would put in that special pantheon of Music That Has Truly Affected Me. One is by Van Morrison, one of the most legendary singer-songwriters of all time. The other is by a one-hit-wonder ska-punk band.

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Cannibal Corpse's 'A Skeletal Domain' a brutal listening experience

Metal Blade

BY KEN SELANDER

This masterpiece of an album surely will go down in history as one of the more memorable death metal albums ... of this month. I’m sure the many lasting cover bands of Cannibal Corpse in the future will be inclined to add at least a few tracks from this album to their set.

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U2's surprise album mixes personal lyrics and uninteresting music

Island

BY AMELIA ZAK

In releasing their unexpected Songs of Innocence, U2 has “beyoncé’d” a well-written, nostalgic and at times powerful album.

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The B-side

Herb David: Crafting Ann Arbor's musical legacy

He's made guitars for Eric Clapton, Sonic Youth, the Byrds and Jerry Garcia, hung out with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix and lived near the center of Ann Arbor's once-blossoming countercultural music scene. He's also one of the country's best instrument maker and he lives right around the corner.

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The Cypher: Keeping hip hop real

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