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Coldcut x On-U Sound: Outside the Echo Chamber

Legendary producers team with a stellar slate of guests to show just how much they've influenced modern music.

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The Como Mamas: Move Upstairs

Brooklyn, New York meets Como, Mississippi in this treasure of auditory bliss.

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White Hills: Stop Mute Defeat

White Hills can't and won't stop smashing the state in smashing fashion.

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Niyaz: The Best of Niyaz

Melodrama and haunting melodies put The Best of Niyaz right at its well-deserved center stage.

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John Lee Hooker: Whiskey & Wimmen - John Lee Hooker’s Finest

Adding to an already voluminous catalog of John Lee Hooker compilations, Whiskey & Wimmen offers up still more of the same without anything new to say.

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18 May 2017 // 8:22 AM

Juliana Hatfield: Pussycat

A dark but musically jubilant reaction to the 2016 election from a rock singer-songwriter at the top of her craft. This is Juliana Hatfield's best album.

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18 May 2017 // 8:15 AM

T.Raumschmiere: Heimat

T.Raumschmiere creates a shape-shifting ambient techno album but with enough drive and ambition to invigorate the late night dance floor.

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The Whiskey Gentry: Dead Ringer

This solid country-rock record keeps getting distracted by singer Lauren Staley Morrow's lyrics about her insecurities.

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17 May 2017 // 8:46 AM

Lord RAJA: Amadeus EP

If you're going to so publicly announce that your music is a reaction to something, that music should stand on its own as such a reaction.

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Mamadou Kelly: Politiki

The desert meets the Deep South on the easy and low-key Politiki.

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17 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Helium: Ends With And

True to the title of this odds and ends collection, the ‘90s Boston-via-DC band finished in a place that felt like the middle.

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Corin Ashley: Broken Biscuits

An independent release filled with deep rewards for Anglophiles and power pop fans.

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16 May 2017 // 8:47 AM

Sóley: Endless Summer

Endless Summer has an emotional precision that elevates it beyond your typical ode to the warmer seasons.

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Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations

A vibrant and often brassy mix that would sound equally at home at a Harlem rent party as a small-town barn dance.

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Bureau of Sabotage Takes Fans for a Bicycle Day Trip in San Francisco

A special rendition of “Dark Star” moves the Bureau of Sabotage into the vanguard of second generation bands keeping the flame for Grateful Dead music.

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15 May 2017 // 9:09 AM

Five Alarm Funk: Sweat

Sweat is a solid blast of fun that shows why Five Alarm Funk, on album number six and decade number two, are still a force with which to be reckoned.

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Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution

In a career that spans 40 years, Paul Weller is still making vibrant, essential music and his latest album is among his most impassioned and focused.

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The Mastersons: Transient Lullaby

Each of the 11 cuts on this album share an emotional core about the search for a heart of gold ... oops, I mean peace of mind.

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Jenny Scheinman: Here on Earth

The 15 tracks here take the listener on an aural journey to the gritty past where the connections between being brave and realistic, courageous and coarse, liquored up and stone sober, are all part of the continuum of daily life.

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Sera Cahoone: From Where I Started

Sera Cahoone channels home and self on her personal and emotional fourth solo album.

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