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What We're Listening To

Trent Reznor and David Fincher make a delightful pairing. The soundtrack for The Social Network is darkly beautiful and as powerful on its own as it is when married to the film. Read more.

Paradise Valley isn’t a complete return to blues form for John Mayer, but it’s — without a doubt — his most consistent songwriting in years. Fans will be delighted. Read more.

Hugh Laurie plays New Orleans jazz like his heart beats as one with the genre. On Didn’t It Rain, he makes the argument that he might be a better musician than he is an actor. Read more.

Fritz and The Tantrums turns More Than Just a Dream into a pop record that’s “more than just a fling” with great songwriting and a flair for theatrics. Read more.