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ALBUM REVIEW: Matt & Kim – Sidewalks

GIVEAWAY: Sidewalks LP and "Cameras" 7" single both on vinyl ?
FADER Label | 11.02.10 | EMUSIC | AMAZON | INSOUND | ITUNES

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74 — [Rating Scale] [Stream Full Album]

Matt & Kim face an interesting dilemma. They are a duo that has, for better or for worse, become defined by its breakout hit, the infectious “Daylight.” The song has become their calling card, the song that best encapsulates their vibrant energy. “Daylight” has been in TV shows, video games, and (shudder) in a Bacardi advertisement. So how do they prevent fading into the past, a footnote in the book of one hit wonders? (Continue Reading)

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NEW: Kanye West - "All of the Lights" f/ Everyone

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At the risk of losing GOOD Fridays tomorrow, you can listen to the supposed final mix of Kanye West's truly epic "All of the Lights" featuring... Rihanna, Alicia Keys, John Legend, The-Dream, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Ryan Leslie, Charlie Wilson, Tony Williams, La Roux's Elly Jackson, and piano from Elton John. (Continue Reading)

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HIGHLY REC'D: The Streets - "4 O'Clock"

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The Streets' latest audiovisual offering ,"4 O'Clock" continues the jazzy, soul motif Mr. Skinner introduced with last week's "Trust Me" (also an audiovisual pleasure). (Continue Reading)

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REC'D MP3: Laurel Halo - "Embassy" & "Supersymmetry"

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The show of Laurel Halo’s I caught at CMJ might have been more impressive were I not too tired to stand up, and were the crowd more enthusiastic: the Brooklyn-via-Ann Arbor singer and keyboardist weaved a mesmerizing set of songs together with little more than two keyboards and her laptop. They were songs that complemented each other perfectly, songs that demanded a little toe-tapping at the very least. It’s all electronic, light and bubbly as champagne, at times sounding like something they’d play behind slow-mo shots of springtime flowers blooming on some nature TV show, at times sounding like a dialed-down Washed Out. Whatever it is, it’s good. (Continue Reading)

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MP3: Cee-Lo Green - "Radioactive" (Kings of Leon Cover)

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In an inspired case of genre-bending, soul crooner Cee-Lo Green takes Kings of Leon’s southern-rock-nouveau “Radioactive” for a spin. (Continue Reading)

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NEW: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Heart in Your Heartbreak"

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It seems like whenever you turn around peppy New York indie poppers Pains of Being Pure at Heart have an awesome, toe-tapping new single to listen to. It’s hard to believe we’re only on promo materials for their second album, Belong, which comes out in March 2011. (Continue Reading)

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WATCH: Warpaint - "Undertow" & "Bees" (Yourstru.ly Session)

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WATCH: Kid Cudi, Cage & St. Vincent Do "MANIAC" on Fallon