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The Afghan Whigs : “In Spades”

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With their second album since reuniting in 2012, it’s clear that Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli has decided to give the band’s sound an overhaul that’s likely to be permanent. One of the more puzzling things about the Whigs’ 2014 comeback LP, Do to the Beast, was that it didn’t sound an awful lot like the band’s best-known work, and… Read more »

Interpol : “El Pintor”

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As the titular anagram of Interpols name suggests, El Pintor refocuses and realigns the fundamentals of the bands music. Where their 2010 self-titled album split the difference between back-to-basics post-punk and lavish experiments, on their fifth album and first without former bassist Carlos Dengler Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, and Sam Fogarino hone things even further. El Pintor is Interpols shortest… Read more »