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Petite Noir: La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

La Vie Est Belle / Life is Beautiful ushers in a new pop force.

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The Clientele: Unreal and Alone: Best of the Clientele

Unreal and Alone: Best of the Clientele is a little short in the tooth, but a little always went a long way with this band.

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Georg Hólm, Orri Páll Dýrason, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson: Circe

Circe is one of those film soundtracks that doesn't have to be enjoyed as such.

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10 Sep 2015 // 2:10 AM

Myrkur: M

M is a black metal album at heart, haunting and evocative.

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Led Zeppelin: Presence (Deluxe Edition)

Led Zeppelin's most underappreciated album gets the remastered treatment.

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9 Sep 2015 // 8:45 AM

Maddie & Tae: Start Here

Whether nursing a broken heart or giving advice to others, Maddie & Tae give the impression they know this is all fleeting.

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Atlanta Inaugurates This Year’s Mad Decent Block Party With a Very Small Bang

The EDM and hip-hop festival is touring the US and Canada through September with a changing lineup of acts. While the festival may not excel musically, it has something for almost anyone within the expanding EDM culture.

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9 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Prince: HITNRUN Phase One

Can we assume that “direct-to-streaming” is the new “direct-to-video” for really bad albums?

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The Dear Hunter: Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise

Act IV exemplifies everything that makes the Dear Hunter so ambitious, creative, and special. It's a work of art.

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The Souljazz Orchestra: Resistance

This is Souljazz-lite.

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8 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM

Gojira Is a Sight to Behold

After a performance like this, it’s hard not to be consumed by hyperbole and declare Gojira the best live metal act on the planet right now.

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Public Image Ltd.: What the World Needs Now…

What the World Needs Now... is the sound of a band not really caring too hard about their current stature. Luckily for the listener, the pros outweigh the cons.

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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: The Night Creeper

Because of a lack of movement and variation from track to track, The Night Crawler sounds terminally one dimensional.

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Various Artists: Daptone Gold II

Daptone has made soul music not only popular, but cool. Not retro, but alive and kicking.

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8 Sep 2015 // 2:10 AM

Tamaryn: Cranekiss

Tamaryn channels the spirit of 1980s 4AD with the help of a new collaborator and new producer.

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Melody Gardot: Currency of Man

Largely leaving her jazz-pop past behind, Melody Gardot tries her hand at more soulful fare with highly rewarding results.

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4 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Low: Ones and Sixes

Low's Ones and Sixes is surprising for sounding very much of the moment.

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4 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

Dâm-Funk: Invite the Light

Modern-day funk prophet Dâm-Funk returns with another massive collection of synthetic retro-futurist funk.

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Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There

Yo La Tengo look both inward and outward on their new covers album.

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Triumph of the Wild: We Come with the Dust

The bluesy Americana outlet's sophomore release leaves them in the dust.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

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"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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