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Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.

By Bill Chenevert
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Body Talk Pt. 1


Sounds Like: Swedish electro Queen drops an eight-song mini-LP that is jam-packed with badass disco beats, growlingly clever lyrics and magical hooks.

Free Association: People, wake up! Robyn is the unknown diva you need to hear!

For Fans Of: ABBA, Blondie, Kylie, Annie, Goldfrapp, dancefloor ecstasy.



The Five Ghosts


Sounds Like: Toronto indie darlings have been all downhill since Set Yourself on Fire, and while Amy Milan kills her vocals, it all starts to sound alike.

Free Association: OK, got it—heartbreak and devastation, barbs and regrets, repeat.

For Fans Of: Smiths, Broken Social Scene, Metric, keeping a journal.


The Roots

How I Got Over

(Def Jam)

Sounds Like: Hometown pioneers of thoughtful, inspired hip-hop turn it out with a collection of funky, jazzy grooves under Black Thought’s deft spits.

Free Association: No “Seed 2.0” detectable; much prefer another Things Fall Apart.

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