Nate Patrin

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  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    RJD2's two-track production cameo on Aceyalone's 2003 album Love & Hate stood among that disc's high points. Fans have plenty of reason to be geeked for a full-length collab. But while Magnificent City's peaks are as good as expected — the Ca...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Late-century alt-rock might not be the new electroclash, but it damn sure sounds more macro. Falling somewhere between Lush's "Leaves Me Cold" and Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence," the new Ladytron single proves that the line between dance-pop a...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    There are many things I didn't know about Seventies and Eighties pop before I heard the new album by sample deconstructionist/pop genius Jason Forrest. For one, I was unaware that combining trace elements of Seals & Crofts, Stealers Wheel, and Blu...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    It's as if the mashup preceded the original -- Cybotron's electro classic "Clear" doesn't get much tweaking as the backbone of this one. But it's hard to get tired of Missy rhyming things with Lamborghini and flowing as a smooth party hostess over...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Danger Mouse busts out the British library-music funk, Doom makes like Doom ("Cut the cranky attitude/When I'm like a handkerchief on a stanky fatter dude"), and drama-rap kingpin Ghostface sounds uncharacteristically giddy. Then Brak from Space G...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    When they released their debut Melody A.M. three years ago, Norwegian duo Röyksopp held boundless promise as auteurs of the new millennium's dance pop thanks to a knack for distant yet quirky house hooks; think a Nordic, mellowed-out Basement...

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