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Aluminum Tunes

At its best, this futurist art-lounge collective can pluck all manner of detritus from pop’s junk pile and use it to concoct buzzing, bouncy drones that hum with an appealing analog undertow. At its most self-indulgent, Stereolab can squeeze the life out of a melodic idea until it curdles and dies. This two-CD Aluminum Tunes of outtakes and B sides splits the difference between both extremes. A working knowledge of the band’s canon is recommended. B+

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