Album of the Week: Belle and Sebastian ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’

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Album of the Week: Belle and Sebastian ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

Belle and Sebastian have unleashed one of their most adventurous albums of their entire oeuvre. This recording is sun-dappled and dusty with neo-disco, and more than any previous works, really wants you to dance in its glimmering taper.

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Sleater-Kinney ‘No Cities to Love’ Album Review

4.4 out of 5
Rating: 4.4

Stripped down bass and driving guitar (much of it brilliantly fuzzed), supported by the best drumming this side of, well, the manic Who days, and fronted by strong melodic vocals, make No Cities To Love a record to love.

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‘It Follows’ Film Review

4.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5

‘It Follows’ announces the arrival of a new suspense master, David Robert Mitchell, and his first small-scale chef d’oeuvre.

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Covers Uncovered: Jimi Hendrix ‘All Along The Watchtower’

5 out of 5
Rating: 5

We’re starting our new Covers Uncovered series with the Jimi Hendrix version of ‘All Along The Watchtower’, arguably the best cover version of any cover version ever.

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Vivascene Concert Photo Contest Update

Folks, the entries are pouring in and we’re thrilled with what we’ve seen of your work to date. Nine days left to enter, with some great prizes available, so if you’ve taken any concert photos in 2014 that you’d like

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Album of the Week: Viet Cong ‘Viet Cong’

4.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5

Viet Cong retains the experimental art-rockiness Matt Flegel and Mike Wallace built with their previous band Women, allowing their new record to soar, truly and magnificently.

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The Vivascene Q & A: Eva Michon

LA -based film director Eva Michon dishes on her new rockdoc featuring the Canadian indie legends Death From Above 1979. The film will be screened at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre on January 22, 2015.

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‘Wild Tales’ Film Review

Szifrón is a gifted storyteller with a knack for comedy, getting laughs out of the most diabolical situations in Wild Tales, a true howl of a film.

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‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ Film Review

The hand drawn animation has a rough-hewn agrarian style with soft and bright pastels against a white backdrop that represents an apogee of the craft: a new apex against which future works will invariably be measured.

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Pulling Focus: ‘Kiss Me Deadly’

Who knew, apart from the French, of course, that this was to be one of America’s key films of the 1950s, savagely skewering Cold War dotage while carving out a new touchstone for cynical cinema, a decade before ‘Dr. Strangelove’.

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