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Digital Playlist: Stephan Groth

Who: Stephan Groth, mastermind/frontman for Apoptygma Berzerk. What: The Top 5 MP3s in his iPod right now. Where: Norway. Latest Album: Rocket Science. 1. Julian Casablancas "11th Dimension" -- I like The Strokes a lot. I was shocked when I first...
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Video Playlist: My Top 10 Albums For 2009

You may have already read about my Top 10 albums list for 2009 published online in the Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll in the recent issue of the Village Voice. As a bonus, I am including video clips for each release, in case you want to get better acquainted wit...
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My Top Ten Albums For 2009

My Top 10 albums list for 2009 (along with Top 5 songs) is included in the online results for the annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll. This past year many groups that could loosely be put under the Goth/industrial/darkwave umbrella captured m...

Apoptygma Berzerk’s Eclectic Electro

Currently headlining a three-week North American tour, Norway’s long-running synth pop/electro ensemble Apoptygma Berzerk are finally making their mainstream mark two decades after their inception by brainchild/frontman/songwriter Stephan Groth. Supporting...