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The Dope-Ass Guide to Power Pop Vol. 1

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The Best Films of 2018

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Eighth Grade Blu-ray

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Bo Burnham impresses in his debut with an unflinching look at middle school.
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Mandy Blu-ray

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Technicolor prog rock nightmare revenge thriller.
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Hereditary Blu-ray

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Grandmother’s dark secret will tear a family apart.
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First Reformed Blu-ray

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Pastor struggles to execute his calling with authenticity.
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Thoroughbreds Blu-ray

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Superb sound design underscores tale of teenage sociopaths.
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Blindspotting Blu-ray

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Convicted felon explores limits of his own agency in final 3 days on probation.
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Skate Kitchen Blu-ray

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Crystal Moselle is back with another intimate portrait of NY youth culture.
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Halloween Blu-ray

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Michael Myers is back & Laurie has been doomsday planning for 4 decades.
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Won't You Be My Neighbor Blu-ray

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Fred Rogers is absolutely everything you'd want him to be.
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The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me

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The ‘Mats head to Memphis to live out their Big Star dreams.
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Wilco - Summerteeth

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Wilco’s third album hints at experimental things to come.
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Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool

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What more can you say about an album called “Jesus of Cool?”
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The Nerves - One Way Ticket

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Too much talent for one band, so only one record to show for it.
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Elvis Costello & the Attractions - This Year's Model

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Nick Lowe produced. Reckless, but never off the rails. Brilliant.
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Squeeze - Argybargy

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“Singles remind me of kisses. Albums remind me of plans.”
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Matthew Sweet - 100% Fun

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Soaring & shimmery, but also dirty & damaged. Quintessential ‘90s power pop.
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Big Star - Radio City

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The sound of a band imploding is just as compelling as them finding their sound.
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Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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Wildly experimental, heart-wrenchingly earnest. Painfully self-destructive.
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Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

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Dylan and the Band excavate the Bob Dylan Sound.
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Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

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Legendary jazz bassist leaves mark on Columbia debut.
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Massive Attack - Mezzanine

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Trip-hop pioneers return to form with dense sonic soundscapes.
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Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You

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Queen of Soul fronts Muscle Shoals Swampers in landmark Atlantic debut.
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Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

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Stevie breaks new ground in funk with TONTO polyphonic synthesizer.
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Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours

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Gently aching, Sinatra grieves failed romance with Ava Gardner.
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Paris, Texas Blu-ray

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Aimless desert drifter, estranged from family, sets out to find redemption.
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Adaptation Blu-ray

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Nicolas Cage plays pair of twins in brilliant Being John Malkovich sequel.
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Truck Nest

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You can’t get this rad furniture shipped from Japan, but you can read about it.
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Blacksad

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Exquisitly illustrated noire detective tale tackles race, political conspiracy.
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Frank Lloyd Wright

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Sloped roofs, natural settings, and uncomfortably small hallways.
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Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In

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Wyeth’s work is loathed by art critics, but there’s more to like than just that.
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Designing News

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News porn for design nerds or design porn for news nerds?
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Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

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Robots draft all-star team to fashion hi-fi italidisco dreamscape.
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Doug Paisley - Strong Feelings

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Low key, ‘70s-style folk from Toronto’s best kept secret.
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Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque

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Spin Magazine ranked this 1991 album higher than Nirvana’s Nevermind.
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