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The 28 most-anticipated albums of February

The year in music was off to a promising start thanks to January’s many great new albums. And with planned releases from the likes of U.S. Girls, Rhye, and The Soft Moon—not to mention the hotly anticipated Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack—February looks to continue that trend. Here are the new records…

Franz Ferdinand and Shepard Fairey team up for anti-Trump track “Demagogue”

Here’s something for anybody who wants to unwind on a Friday evening without letting go of the ball of Donald Trump-directed rage nestled in the pits of their guts: “Demagogue,” a new track from Franz Ferdinand. The song doesn’t mention the Republican candidate for president by name, but with cover art by Shepard…

All that sass: The albums that define the ‘00s dance-punk era

Digging through the contemporary dance-punk canon of the early ’00s, it’s pretty easy to bridge a few characteristics back to the ’80s glam-metal party, but only at the most basic of levels. For example, the musicianship of both eras is pretty undeniable, but the cock-of-the-walk swagger—stylistically in both hair and…