Best Albums of 2013: Mid-Year Report

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‪The Knife‬, 'Shaking the Habitual'
Courtesy of Rabid Records5/40

‪The Knife‬, 'Shaking the Habitual'

For when you absolutely, positively need a movie-length double CD from a Swedish brother and sister electronic duo that scraps their well-meaning EDM for increasingly lunatic styles of mordantly nutso android bleat. Sighing beats bloom and skitter or throb and pulse: This isn’t ghost-in-the-machine electronica, this is full-on poltergeist-in-the-hard-drive oddness.

From the RS review: "A midwinter nosedive into a black fjord of the soul."

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