This Week: Lou Reed and Metallica – you decide for yourself; Portland’s Blouse is sugar and synths; Brian Wilson and the few remaining Beach Boys finish an album after 45 years; James Ferraro goes automated; The Soft Moon’s new EP: sinister, intense, dark.

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This Week: Coldplay’s neon spray-painted fifth album; Justice’s return is not completely triumphant; Surfer Blood continues their pop craft on a four-song EP; Deer Tick’s liveliest album yet; Denver foursome Woodsman get loud.

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DKNG Studios, who documented their process for a sweet Black Keys poster, have released another video, this time working on a project for Explosions In The Sky.

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This Week: James Blake brings Enough Thunder; Future Islands’ third album is solid; Bjork is weird and wonderful; Still Corners’ dark lullabies.

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This Week: DJ Shadow pulls from endless sources; Brooklyn’s Exitmusic is dreamy but lacking substance; We Were Promised Jet Packs’ sophomore effort is fun; Zola Jesus just might cross over; Feist is back after four years with Metals.

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This Week: Wilco fans will rejoice; Twin Sister trumps all the buzz; Gem Club’s beautiful tragedy; blog-star Youth Lagoon’s much-awaited debut; Mastodon brings heavy riffs and a sense of loss.

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Announcing their breakup last week, R.E.M. released 15 studio albums in their 31 years together. Here’s a look at the early videos they released in the 80s, on their way to becoming superstars.

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Guess what ELSE came out today in 1991?

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20 years ago today a little band from Seattle called Nirvana debuted their album Nevermind. It did pretty well. Wanna look at the videos?

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