• The Faint

    The Faint

    Two similar and familiar bands collided as The Faint and Ladytron shared a co-headlining bill that included a pair of sold-out stops in New York City. With more black attire and keyboards than one could count, the two acts offered career-spanning setlists filled with their distinctive synth-pop, post-punk and new-wave sounds. Kiran Aditham witnessed night two of the dark, dancefloor delights for himself.

  • Pop Levi

    Pop Levi

    How do you dethrone the “King of Pop”? Let the current king disappear to Bahrain and get sued for $7 million by an Arab sheik; take your kaleidoscopic and playful songs to California’s Westlake Studios where Michael Jackson recorded Thriller; or simply be a boy named Pop. Pop Levi goes 2 of 3 and emerges with Never Never Love, an album shot through with the ghosts of Prince, MJ, and R. Kelly. S D Green and the musical shape-shifter talk the process of Pop.

  • Chemical Brothers

    Chemical Brothers

    “You are all my children now.” Techno rave meets Jim Jones as Chris Catania is inducted into the cult of Big Beat oblivion.

  • David Waxman Presents Ultra Electro

    David Waxman Presents Ultra Electro

    David Waxman Presents Ultra Electro (Ultra). Review by Kiran Aditham.

  • Client

    Client

    City (Mute Records ). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • freezepop

    freezepop

    fancy ultra-fresh (archenemy). Review by Ben “synth pop snob” Varkentine.

  • freezepop

    Emotions And Photons, retro new wave movement, Freezepop, the other Sean T. Drinkwater,freezepop,fancy ultra-fresh,archenemy,Ben "synth pop snob" Varkentine

  • Keoki

    Kill The DJ (Hypnotic). Review by Ben Varkentine.

  • Looper

    She’s a Knife (Mute Records). Review by Aaron Shaul.

  • Editor’s Choice: The Top 19 of 2002

    Julio Diaz didn’t review as many albums in 2002 as he should have, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t listening. Here are his picks for the year’s best.

  • Ladytron

    Light & Magic (Emperor Norton). Review by Betty Lou Vegas.

  • Winterbrief

    Take The Town (Intellectos). Review by Kurt Channing.

  • I Am The World Trade Center

    Out of the Loop (Kindercore). Review by Ian Koss.

  • Freezepop

    Forever (Archenemy). Review by Julio Diaz.

  • Ladytron

    604 (Emperor Norton). Review by Randall J. Stephens.

  • Add N to (X)

    The equation Add N to (X) represents the sum of post-modern music made with retro analog synths and a healthy dose of porn, and the product is machine sexy, indeed. Ian Koss spoke with Barry Smith about his many fetishes and kinks.

  • Ladytron

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