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Doyle Bramhall II: Rich Man

Bramhall does plenty of good things, but ultimately Rich Man lands as a solid but slightly frustrating release.

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Andre Cymone - “Hallelujah” (premiere)

Prince's childhood friend and bassist came back with socially-conscious rock in 2014, but with his new EP, addresses America's race issues head-on.

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23 Sep 2016 // 8:24 AM

Touché Amoré: Stage Four

Touché Amoré's fourth album is its most confessional to date, and arguably its most powerful.

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The Warlocks: Songs from the Pale Eclipse

Songs from the Pale Eclipse will surprise few fans of neo-psychedelia, but it can stand in until the next bold psych release.

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Wilder in the Heart: An Interview With Butch Walker

He's a Top 40 pop producer by day, '80s rock solo kingpin by night. Butch Walker's back with charm (and stories) to spare.

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21 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

God Damn: Everything Ever

God Damn return with their sophomore album, Everything Ever, a roaring and visceral record that suggests the band has a broadening vision and growing ambitions.

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21 Sep 2016 // 2:05 AM

Vulture Whale: Aluminium

Better than steroids were for baseball and OJ was for Ford Broncos, beautifully exotic yet weaving the basket between perfect indie pop and obtuse punk funk.

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Daniel Lanois: Goodbye to Language

Veteran producer Daniel Lanois frees his music completely on the appropriately-named Goodbye to Language.

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12 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Butch Walker: Stay Gold

Butch Walker gives his greatest performance to date on heart-filled album.

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Terra Lightfoot: Every Time My Mind Runs Wild

Catchy, soulful, and genuine, Lightfoot’s latest efforts soar just as much as her soulful vocals.

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At Last, a Sober and Punk Rendering of Bruce Springsteen’s Life and Work

Boss is a solid book because the firm, understated power of Gillian Gaar’s gutter feminist voice cuts through all that glitters around Springsteen.

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Out of the Ashes and Making Smashes: Welcoming Whitney

Born from the ashes of Chicago's beloved rock stalwarts Smith Westerns comes Whitney: a sly pop duo whose sharp changes in direction and sound may very well change your life.

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Eric Clapton and Guests: Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals

Careful selection and sequencing have made this compilation particularly strong.

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The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

Becoming the Beach Boys offers a comprehensive glimpse into the embryonic stages of one of America’s finest pop groups.

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Terra Lightfoot - ‘Every Time My Mind Runs Wild’ (album stream) (premiere)

Terra Lightfoot could be your new rock 'n' roll hero.

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25 Aug 2016 // 2:00 AM

In the Dark: An Interview With Carl Broemel

It took him six years to make, but My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel drew from surprising personal places to craft his latest solo effort.

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Hope Against Hope: The Soul Politics of Obama’s Summer Playlists

Words may speak the promise of transcending divisions and borders, but it’s music that delivers.

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Guns N’ Roses Knock It Out of the Park in San Francisco

The success of this tour is testament to the timeless power of these classic songs and the unique musical chemistry that coalesces when Axl, Slash and Duff share the stage.

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‘Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ All-Time Greatest Hits’ Is a Fun, But at Times Frustrating Read

Binelli has his finger on the pulse of pop culture in this era, but Jay himself, as presented here, lacks a pulse.

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Picture Atlantic - “Billy Banker” (audio) (premiere)

"Billy Banker" is a loud cry against sucking out artistic vision and extracting pure profit, and its frenetic instrumental banking gives that cry nice heft.

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20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

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"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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