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3 Aug 2016 // 2:10 AM

Rich Robinson: Flux

Rich Robinson's fourth solo LP quiets any doubts that he can write and rock without the Black Crowes.

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Jonah Tolchin: Thousand Mile Night

Jonah Tolchin drives the Americana genre forward with a reverent eye in the rear view mirror and a right foot heavy on the gas.

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Gov’t Mule: The Tel-Star Sessions

Recorded across the magical summer of 1994, these tracks show that Gov't Mule arrived with the passion and fire that would characterize the group's style and sound for 20 years to come.

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2 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Heart: Beautiful Broken

The Wilson sisters resurrect some songs from their early '80s forgotten years and fix what was broken, often achieving beauty.

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2 Aug 2016 // 2:10 AM

Dierks Bentley: Black

There’s a fog hanging over Dierks Bentley’s ninth album Black. A strategic fog, perhaps.

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Panorama Offers Social Commentary From Kendrick Lamar and New Songs From the National

Stellar sets from the Julie Ruin, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, the National and more made for an exciting second day of the inaugural Panorama Music Festival.

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Various Artists: I’m a Freak Baby: A Journey Through the British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Under

If you have ever watched Spinal Tap and thought, “Yeah, I get the joke, but this music still rocks,” then this is the anthology for you.

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1 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Lil Durk: 2X

2X is Lil Durk through and through, and that’s what ultimately makes it the thrill it is.

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Allen Ginsberg: The Last Word on First Blues

The Last Word on First Blues is all the Allen Ginsberg, musician, you could ever hope to have and more.

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1 Aug 2016 // 2:05 AM

Nisennenmondai: #N/A

Japan’s masters of ‘organic techno’ team up with Adrian Sherwood, with results that show their sound can withstand just about anything.

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Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

The Descendents today sound a lot like the Descendents you've always known, but this album is hardly a self-conscious clinging to past success. Instead, it's the sound of four guys with a deep bond, making music on their own terms.

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Various Artists: Coxsone’s Music 2 - The Sound of Young Jamaica

As with its companion piece, this second volume of early Jamaican music shows just how integral a role jazz and R&B played in shaping what would become the island nation’s dominant form of popular music in the second half of the 20th Century.

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Paul Kelly: Seven Sonnets and a Song

Legendary Australian songwriter Paul Kelly reconciles his trademark acoustic style with the works of Shakespeare on his latest album, Seven Sonnets and a Song.

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Edgar Winter: The Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection features the big singles, the lost classics, and so many more facets to the Edgar Winter tale that time has mostly forgotten.

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29 Jul 2016 // 2:05 AM

David Bazan: Blanco

David Bazan is capable of making misery seem bearable. Not so on this third long-player where he falls into the mire and can't get unstuck.

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Panorama Festival: FKA twigs and Arcade Fire Convey Passion

The inaugural Panorama Festival invited ticket holders into a big, shiny, technology-savvy paradise that carried promise for future installments.

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Lewis Pesacov and wild Up: The Edge of Forever

Lewis Pesacov’s music carries a rare and delicate voice in today’s contemporary classical music.

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28 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

MSTRKRFT: Operator

With the continually progressive and impressive places electronic music and its satellite genres are going, Operator is a regression to the uninspiring basics.

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Various Artists: Sherwood at the Controls Volume 2 - 1985-1990

The seminal producer/mixer Adrian Sherwood engages Ministry, KMFDM, and the dude from Spearhead. All without losing touch with his post-punk and reggae roots.

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