Best Of 2019: Noise

Best Of 2019: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1) Kelly Ruth Forms (Pseudo Laboratories)2) Stelzer/Murray Commuter (Humanhood)3)
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Best Of 2018: Noise

Best Of 2018: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1 Tongue Depressor Null Set (self-released)2 Travis Johnson &
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Essential New Music: Ariel Pink's "Dedicated To Bobby Jameson"

Essential New Music: Ariel Pink’s “Dedicated To Bobby Jameson”

L.A.’s Ariel Rosenberg gives great, ur-gauche pastiche; he remains a pop perfectionist and illusionist. Dedicated To Bobby Jameson reintroduces the
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Best Of 2017: Noise

Best Of 2017: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1 Various Artists Approach To Fear: Regeneration (Karl Schmidt Verlag)
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Essential New Music: High Plains’ “Cinderland"

Essential New Music: High Plains’ “Cinderland”

At its most potent, classical music should stir, move or inspire something in audiences. Emotions ought to be skewed, turned
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Best Of 2016: Noise

Best Of 2016: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1 Morgan & Dilloway Live In A Basement To No
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papam

Essential New Music: Papa M’s “Highway Songs”

Guitar primitivist, post-rock smoothie, dry-throated balladeer, electronic prankster, sideman extraordinaire—over the course of a three-decade career, David Pajo has disappeared
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christophertignor

Essential New Music: Christopher Tignor’s “Along A Vanishing Plane”

In conception, Along A Vanishing Plane is an exceedingly contemporary creation, sculpted using violins, synths, electronics and software. Yet while
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rosali

Essential New Music: Rosali’s “Out Of Love”

Loving me, you or anyone is tricky and nonlinear. So Out Of Love, as an album title, is an abject
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Heliotropes

Essential New Music: Heliotropes’ “Over There That Way”

A world removed from the over-driven crunch, brawn and bash of Heliotropes’ 2013 debut LP A Constant Sea, Over There
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Meyers

Essential New Music: Meyers’ “Negative Space (1981-2014)”

Between uncompromising releases and his Tone Filth label, Minneapolis’ Justin Meyers has spent the past 13 years spray-painting his name
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PowerMonster

Best Of 2015: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1 Power Monster White Single Female (Signora Ward) 2
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Qasim

Essential New Music: Qasim Naqvi’s “Preamble”

Perhaps “abstract modern composition” best describes Preamble, a record perfectly suited to its title. Composed by Dawn Of Midi’s Qasim
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BeatHappening

Essential New Music: Beat Happening’s “Look Around”

Thirty-two years after the Olympia, Wash., trio flubbed its first notes on tape, Beat Happening’s amateur appeal remains evergreen. Cherry-picked
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Health

HEALTH: Outrunning Death

“Oh, absolutely—there were years; it was a constant, paralyzing thought,” bassist/ percussionist John Famiglietti laughs when asked if there were
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SpeedyOrtiz

Essential New Music: Speedy Ortiz’s “Foil Deer”

With Foil Deer, Speedy Ortiz fully owns its style, quirks and neuroses on a level that would have been unimaginable
AfghanWhigs

MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2014

25. The Afghan Whigs | Do To The Beast (Sub Pop) Reunion albums suck. And reunion albums with only two original members
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YellowTears

Best Of 2014: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1 Yellow Tears Golden Showers May Bring Flowers (Septic
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