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Los Angeles Times - - SUNDAY CALENDAR -

Algiers, ‘Algiers’: Of the many styles of mu­sic ca­pa­ble of de­cry­ing so­cial in­jus­tice, gospel is the most sto­ried, and traces of its fer­vor are all over this de­but. Apo­lit­i­cally charged trio that at times re­calls the barbed mix of soul and elec­tro-punk in TV on the Ra­dio, Algiers is fu­eled by the fu­ri­ous howl of Franklin James Fisher, whose flame-throw­ing vo­cals trans­form lines such as “when it falls down, you’ll know ex­actly who we are” into some­thing like a prom­ise.

Bir­gitte Hjort Sørensen: Last seen nav­i­gat­ing po­lit­i­cal in­trigue as a re­porter in Den­mark’s TV drama “Bor­gen,” Sørensen has made in­roads on these shores as Anna Ken­drick’s char­ac­ter’s ri­val in “Pitch Per­fect 2” and a steely wildling clan leader on “Game of Thrones.” Though her ax-wield­ing war­rior showed prom­ise, she couldn’t last in Ge­orge R.R. Martin’s world, but her luck hope­fully runs bet­ter in HBO’s com­ing Scors­ese-pro­duced ’70s rock se­ries.

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