Disquiet’s Marc Weidenbaum highlights some of the best tracks on Richard D. James’ Soundcloud account.
Luxury’s story isn’t necessarily your typical rock n’ roll epic, what with the priesthood and all, but it is a fascinating one.
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Regardless of why Luxury released a new album after a decade, I’m glad they did; simply put, Trophies contains the best music I’ve ever heard from them.
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Also: The design flaws of the U.S.S. Enterprise, sci-fi background, Facebook’s inadvertent cruelty, and some bonus links.
The seemingly sub-par artwork and animation found in 8-bit and 16-bit video games can have its own charm and cleverness.