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Inspiral Carpets: Inspiral Carpets

"Madchester" veterans return after 20 years and manage not to embarrass themselves too much. Cue the sound of one hand clapping.

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Absolutely Free: Absolutely Free.

This is an album that works best when you sit down and think about it afterward, so the appeal is not necessarily apparent upon casual listening.

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30 Oct 2014 // 12:30 PM

Julien Sagot: Valse 333

Valse 333 is art, accessibly weird and wonderful art, and a real bonbon for those who savour richness in their music.

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30 Oct 2014 // 10:30 AM

Titanics: Deeper

Icy beats, glimmering guitar lines, and subtly flowing melodies meld into a chillwave atmosphere on Albany duo's new EP.

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30 Oct 2014 // 1:05 AM

Medicine: Home Everywhere

Home Everywhere is a brave record, one that you have to be patient with.

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Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.

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The Twilight Sad: Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

The Scottish band reconcile their previous modes by pulling back on the electronic drive of their last album, while continuing to elevate tension gradually rather than release it for maximum devastation.

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27 Oct 2014 // 1:01 AM

Port Juvee: Revenge EP

Port Juvee is Canada's version of the Strokes. Say what you will.

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24 Oct 2014 // 1:02 AM

High Ends: Super Class

This is a record to be entertained by, nothing more or nothing less.

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23 Oct 2014 // 11:00 AM

TART - “Lobbyist” (video)

Detroit duo TART release first music video for the darkly danceable, riff-laden "Lobbyist".

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22 Oct 2014 // 1:07 PM

The Elwins: And I Thank You

This reissue of the Elwins' 2012 self-released album has multiple reference points in describing its sound, all leading to '70s-style pop.

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22 Oct 2014 // 1:05 AM

Stars: No One Is Lost

No One Is Lost is undoubtedly a fun album, but it very much gets lost in its own narrative.

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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Tyranny

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz get weird on Tyranny, but weird doesn't automatically mean quality.

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Loose Buttons - “Two Wolves” (video) (Premiere)

Loose Buttons draw some aesthetic inspiration from the likes of Wes Anderson for their latest video, "Two Wolves".

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17 Oct 2014 // 12:30 PM

Dinner and a Suit: Stay EP

Nashville quartet tackles grandiose indie pop-rock with aplomb across four-song EP.

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Royal Canoe: Royal Canoe Does Beck’s Song Reader

This is an interesting experiment that doesn’t quite always work, but that probably says more about Beck than it does Royal Canoe.

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16 Oct 2014 // 9:00 AM

Weezer and the Problem of Fan Expectation

Weezer's new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, walks the tenuous line between redressing the band's follies and giving in to banal fan service.

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16 Oct 2014 // 1:05 AM

Johnny Marr: Playland

Johnny Marr's second solo album suggests a consummate musician becoming more comfortable with his solo status.

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Dads: I’ll Be the Tornado

I’ll Be the Tornado is an enrapturing album, and one that you simply must hear with your mind and your heart.

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15 Oct 2014 // 1:06 AM

Foxygen: ...And Star Power

Try as you might to take Foxygen's ...And Star Power at face value, it's hard to because the mischievous duo does everything but play it straight on the 82-minute double LP.

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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