A.C. Newman has gotten away with writing simply good pop songs for long enough. With "Twin Cinema," the leader of the New Pornographers and his star-studded band have exceeded the bare minimum of indi

A.C. Newman has gotten away with writing simply good pop songs for long enough. With "Twin Cinema," the leader of the New Pornographers and his star-studded band have exceeded the bare minimum of indie-pop awesomeness, pumping up the hooks with more excitement and taking more chances with arrangements and the range of each player.