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Sarah Shook and the Disarmers: Sidelong

Sarah Shook is a honky-tonk badass with a chip on her shoulder and a kickass back-up band dedicated to the beauty of the profane.

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26 Apr 2017 // 2:20 AM

Charly Bliss: Guppy

Guppy is a special release, proving that all you need is 30 minutes of hooks and riffs sung by a voice familiar the first time you hear it.

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Colin Stetson: All This I Do For Glory

On his most recent release, Stetson produces some of the most intense expressions of his virtuosity.

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26 Apr 2017 // 2:10 AM

Geotic: Abysma

Abysma is undoubtedly a pleasant listen, but it runs the risk of leaving very little impression at all.

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A Flock of Seagulls: Remixes & Rarities

This odds 'n' ends compendum from the underrated '80s band does exactly what it says on the box, for better or worse.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Tourist

Alec Ounsworth takes his long-running project in a different direction -- a new branch on a creative tree 12 years in the making.

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Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band: Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band

Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band also resembles records from the past because it is short, a mere 34 minutes in length. The good news about this is that it doesn’t need editing.

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Wolfbrigade: Run With the Hunted

Run With the Hunted is pure thunderous metal-influenced hardcore. It should reward fans of the style as well as enlarge the band's presence and legacy.

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25 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Mew: Visuals

Visuals proves that Mew can carry on safely as a trio.

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Slugabed: Inherit the Earth

A collection of solid, well-produced songs does not necessarily make for an enjoyable album.

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24 Apr 2017 // 9:20 AM

Sheryl Crow: Be Myself

The singer-songwriter reunites with producer Jeff Trott to deliver a strong return to rock and her earliest albums.

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Thurston Moore: Rock n Roll Consciousness

Thurston Moore and his band dig into his old sound while finding success in new ways.

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Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child

Having released a seemingly innumerable number of albums over the last half century plus, Willie Nelson shows no signs of slowing down on the excellent God’s Problem Child.

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21 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

The title is our reaction to his verbal gymnastics, his brazenness. And it’s a question: are we damned?

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Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Thunder of the Gods

Fifty years after their recording, we can finally hear some of Sun Ra's strangest and most complex compositions.

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Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock

The British elder statesman of indie rock comes out swinging with a terrific album that's both twisted and full of great hooks.

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer’s Hollow

The post-modern jazz group takes its second shot at pre-swing styles and nods to literature in the process.

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20 Apr 2017 // 8:55 AM

Porter Ray: Watercolor

Porter Ray's rapping on Watercolor is relaxed but quick, a style that emphasizes the intellectual bent to many of his rhymes, but intentionally fails to prepare you for the weight of his message.

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20 Apr 2017 // 8:46 AM

Jamiroquai: Automaton

After a seven-year hiatus, Jay Kay and band return with a sharp view of technological dominance.

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Mary Lattimore: Collected Pieces

Mary Lattimore opens up old boxes of memories, offering a fascinating glimpse of a unique talent

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