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30 Oct 2015 // 1:15 AM

Ahleuchatistas: Arrebato

Ahleuchatistas can turn on a dime, but their catalog suggests a longer view, more long-term growth than rapid-fire shifts.

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30 Oct 2015 // 1:10 AM

Marianas Trench: Astoria

By being candid and looking at mortality, Marianas Trench create their most sonically adventurous album to date.

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Eagles of Death Metal: Zipper Down

Fast and fun, Zipper Down is an attitude and a philosophy.

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Anathema: A Sort of Homecoming

A Sort of Homecoming is a must not only for Anathema fans, but for anyone looking for sublime songwriting.

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29 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Pictureplane: Technomancer

Pictureplane's third album is anarchic, noisy, sweaty, somewhat scrappy at times, but a ton of fun.

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29 Oct 2015 // 1:15 AM

Wolfgang Flür: Eloquence

An eclectic grab bag of recordings from the former Kraftwerk member, with some unexpected guests.

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Vanessa Carlton: Liberman (take 2)

Carlton swirls psychedelic sounds around artful, complex lyrics to make an album of resplendent songs.

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29 Oct 2015 // 1:05 AM

Kylesa: Exhausting Fire

With Laura Pleasants and two live drummers, intentional or not, Kylesa truly have their unique selling point established.

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Drive-By Truckers: It’s Great to be Alive!

Consider It's Great to be Alive! a formal invitation to the perpetual Rock Show that is the Drive-By Truckers.

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28 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Cheatahs: Mythologies

Cheatahs continue to successfully hoard and re-interpret sounds from shoegaze and early-'90s guitar rock. Too bad their hooks and melodies are inconsistent.

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Mauch Chunk

Moppa Elliott and his merry band of feather rufflers make a slightly safer album this time around, but it's no less an adventure.

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28 Oct 2015 // 1:10 AM

Boy: We Were Here

Boy know what it means to reflect on the monotony around them, but in their maturing, We Were Here leaves joy behind.

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Maia Sharp: The Dash Between the Dates

The fact that Sharp wrote this album during a period of extreme writer’s block makes it all the more remarkable.

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British Sea Power: Sea of Brass

British Sea Power finds a way forward while pining for the past.

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Shining: International Blackjazz Society

Shining continue to thrill with their latest studio LP, even if their playbook is more predictable this time around.

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B.B. King and UGK: The Trill Is Gone

On The Trill Is Gone, Amerigo Gazaway surpasses “best mash-up album of the year/decade” talk, and enters in the conversation for one of the year’s best, no qualifiers needed.

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Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete

Rawlings's last album might have been fun, but now he and Gillian Welch mean business.

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell: So Familiar

While Martin and Brickell enlist an A-list cast of musical supporters, the real accomplishment comes via the bond the two have established between themselves.

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Vanessa Carlton: Liberman

Throughout its ten consistent tracks Liberman proves itself to be a mature, developed version of Vanessa Carlton that still retains those qualities that made her earlier material so enjoyable.

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26 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Swans: The Gate

Michael Gira’s lauded experimental rock group returns with an apocalyptic shriek.

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