Potholes Picks

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Paul White – Watch The Ants

Paul White - Watch The Ants One-Handed Music: 2013 Music is perhaps the most immaterial form of commercialized, widely consumed art. At times it may be difficult to view a song like we would an illustration or picture, but it is…

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Jonwayne – Cassette 3: The Marion Morrison Mixtape

Jonwayne - Cassette 3: The Marion Morrison Mixtape Stones Throw: 2013 Rappers put on faces. Guises, personas, egos, you name it, rap music has seen it all. Whether it’s the iconic DOOM mask or Flying Lotus‘s ambiguous, gruesome, sociopathic Captain Murphy…

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Ka – The Night’s Gambit

Ka – The Night’s Gambit Iron Works: 2013 Somewhere in Brooklyn, a door coated by tattered newspaper and the stains of weather inconspicuously lies down a run-of-the-mill alleyway. A brief glimpse behind the entrance yields nothing of interest, but further…

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Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels Fool’s Gold: 2013 Rap fans are so damn demanding. I always knew this, but it really struck me a few weeks ago while I was crashing on the couch of my neighbor, this white…

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Milo – Cavalcade

Milo - Cavalcade Hellfyre Club: 2013 In the 24 hours before starting this review, I did Google searches for Richard Dedekind (evidently a German mathematician), Abimelech (a Philistine king from the book of Genesis), and pyrite (the proper name for fool’s…

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Gold Panda – Half of Where You Live

Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live Ghostly International: 2013 It was the American philanthropist W. Clement Stone who first coined the phrase “you are a product of your own environment.” It is of course a debatable opinion, but it…

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Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest Warp: 2013 There’s a point about halfway through “Split Your Infinities”, the eleventh track on the new Boards Of Canada record, where you start to wonder if you’ve lost your mind. After all, it’s certainly…

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Disclosure – Settle

Disclosure – Settle PMR: 2013 Disclosure, the duo of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, have already succeeded in ways that their peers, or elders for that matter, couldn’t imagine. At the ages of 19 and 22 they’ve taken the sounds…

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories Columbia: 2013 Of all the genius promotional things Daft Punk did prior to last week’s iTunes leak of Random Access Memories—the SNL & Coachella ads, the secretive websites, the weird collaborators interviews—putting “Get Lucky” out…

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Ghostpoet – Some Say I So I Say Light

Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light PIAS: 2013 Since debuting in 2010 with The Sound of Strangers EP, London native Ghostpoet has steadily established himself as one of the most innovative, endearing, and intriguing voices of our time.…