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Lollapalooza Berlin: Kings of Leon Bring Sound, Radiohead Bring Fury

A-list rockers headline Germany's second Lolla installment

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Against Me!: Shape Shift With Me

This worthy follow-up to the acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues finds Against Me! tackling a breakup album with the same energy and fury they used to reserve for political and social issues.

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Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: I Had a Dream That You Were Mine

On their first collaborative album, Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij linger in unrequited love.

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28 Sep 2016 // 2:14 AM

Low: The Exit Papers

In 2000, in between the career-defining albums Secret Name and The Things We Lost in the Fire, Low created the EP The Exit Papers, a stab at making film music.

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Hieroglyphic Being: The Disco’s of Imhotep

Jamal Moss as Hieroglyphic Being does it again. And if you're curious about what "it" is, then enjoy the ride.

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28 Sep 2016 // 2:05 AM

WITCH: Lukombo Vibes

Exuberant grooves and a growing sense of musicianship mark WITCH's first foray into true Afro rock.

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27 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Opeth: Sorceress

This third entry in Opeth's newest phase doesn't quite match Pale Communion, but it's still a wonderfully multifaceted journey.

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The Frightnrs: Nothing More to Say

As though phoned in from another era, the Frightnrs bring the Daptone aesthetic to rocksteady, in the process creating one of the best albums the genre has to offer.

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27 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Mr. Oizo: All Wet

Collaboration ends up as both vice and virtue on Mr. Oizo's sixth album, rendering one half of the album a lot of fun.

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Alien Ensemble: Alien Ensemble 2

A seven-piece band from Germany mistakes influence for style.

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Various Artists: Abrazo: The Havana Sessions

An essential collection for any enthusiast of fine instrumental music or anyone who wants to peer further into the previously elusive Cuba through it.

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La Notte della Taranta: Celebration and Solidarity

The "big concert" of Italy's biggest folk festival was almost canceled after a devastating earthquake. But the show went on -- as a benefit for relief and reconstruction.

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Regina Spektor: Remember Us to Life

It is exciting to see what Regina Spektor can do when she conceives of an album as a holistic unit, rather than a collection of idiosyncratic parts.

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26 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Negură Bunget: ZI

Negură Bunget returns with the second installment of its Transylvanian Trilogy.

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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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August Wells: Madness Is the Mercy

If you have a soft spot for subtly baroque songs with a deep well of empathy and passion, this is for you.

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26 Sep 2016 // 2:05 AM

Jim Snidero: MD66

A veteran alto saxophonist looks back 50 years at the revolutionary approach of the Second Great Miles Davis Quintet.

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Beware of Darkness: Are You Real?

The second album from Beware of Darkness is as much a pump-up playlist as it is a follow-up to their 2013 debut.

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Smokin’ Gov’t Mule Tour Rocks Sonoma

Warren Haynes dives in on the hot groove, tearing it up while keyboardist Danny Louis brightens the sonic landscape with some great organ work.

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Soccer96: As Above So Below

Soccer96 are excellent at their individual instruments, and this set proves they can link up to make some excellent music, too.

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