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29 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Eluvium: False Readings On

Eluvium’s output since Nightmare Ending in 2013 has been vibrant and fruitful, and False Readings On carries on the exploratory spirit.

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29 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Ed Harcourt: Furnaces

With Furnaces, singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt continues his singular exploration of the lost art of creating a coherent album.

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29 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

DJ Khaled: Major Key

Meme-master DJ Khaled continues to orchestrate radio hits on his newest album.

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Johnnie Frierson: Have You Been Good to Yourself

Everybody was sent to this world. There is a reason you were born. There is a purpose for everyone. You were not born by accident. There is a reason why you sent.

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The Parrots: Los Niños Sin Miedo

The Parrots squawk, chirp and fly on their debut album

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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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26 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Battle Trance: Blade of Love

Experimental saxophone quartet Battle Trance pushes the capabilities of both the tenor saxophone and the human breath on Blade of Love.

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Frank Ocean: Blonde (take 2)

Blonde is the sound of an artist urging his listener to be patient, and in this age of instant gratification, it is a refreshing, rewarding triumph.

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Revocation: Great Is Our Sin

Shredding eardrums with the mastery of technical death metal.

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Frank Ocean: Blonde (take 1)

Frank Ocean conquers all and prevails on his latest album, Blonde.

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Various Artists: Africa Airways One & Two: Funk Connection 1973-1980 / Funk Departures 1973-1982

Africa Airways One & Two features plenty of grooves from the disco era through the early '80s.

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Joseph: I’m Alone, No You’re Not

Joseph fuse their folk foundation with pop and rock tendencies to develop a delicious, if not inconsistent, soundscape.

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25 Aug 2016 // 2:10 AM

Ngaiire: Blastoma

Blastoma exemplifies the many ways music helps us explain unspeakable feelings, through a combination of words, sounds, moods and melodies that work on each other, through each other and around each other.

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Ryley Walker: Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Ryley Walker parades his influences out unabashedly in his new eight-track LP, concocting a technicolor amalgam of smokey, cellar-club jazz and gypsy-traveler Euro-folk

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Gringo Star: The Sides and in Between

Atlanta quartet's newest LP captures the feel of getting behind the wheel and peeling out for parts unknown as the summer sun shines on.

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PartyNextDoor: PartyNextDoor 3

PartyNextDoor 3 finds the artist easing up on the emulation and indulging in musical eccentricities unique to him

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24 Aug 2016 // 2:10 AM

Denny Zeitlin: Early Wayne

Jazz veteran Denny Zeitlin covers jazz legend Wayne Shorter -- really, there is no downside to this.

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The Minus 5: Of Monkees and Men

Of Monkees and Men is a tangential journey through the Technicolor mind of Scott McCaughey

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23 Aug 2016 // 7:20 AM

Skepta: Konichiwa

Grime forefather reintroduces himself to the world and carries with him the hopes of a genre.

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The Chills: Kaleidoscope World

The latest reissue of the Chills' landmark 1986 release is a touchstone of the kaleidoscope of diverse and dynamic songs the band has been responsible for.

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