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Run the Jewels: Meow the Jewels

The jewel runners go full Cheezburger, pointing claws and snatching collars in the finest feline-based album in the history of everdom.

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George Strait: Cold Beer Conversation

It's hard to believe that the veteran singer is still hitting the post after all these years but, really, could we expect anything less?

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Various Artists: Aquabear Legion Volume 5

Aquabear Legion Volume 5 includes artists from Athens, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Yellow Springs and could be thought of as a travelogue about Ohio in the here and now.

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Corb Lund: Things That Can’t Be Undone

Continuing an impressive winning streak, Lund delivers another stellar set, taking things down a notch and back to the beginnings of country rock.

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20 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Disclosure: Caracal

Disclosure continue their reign as electronic crossover giants with their second set of finely crafted, star-studded house.

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20 Oct 2015 // 1:15 AM

Dan Friel: Life

It's refreshing when an artist can mature without succumbing to clichéd trappings of maturity.

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Plainsong: Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Farina

Plainsong's intuitive arrangements and progressive playing provide a collective rebirth for the masterful songs of Richard Farina, 50 years on from his tragic death.

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Jeff Lorber Fusion: Step It Up

The latest in a series of top-notch recordings from the reactivated fusion unit is funkier than you think.

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Thievery Corporation Throws Down a Global Gauntlet at the LA Greek

Thievery Corporation's ultra-eclectic mix of rock, reggae, acid jazz, dub, electronic, trip-hop, bossa nova and Indian music with frequently socio-political lyrics defies categorization and makes them one of the most original and subversive acts in music history.

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Made in America Festival 2015

Even though it is on Labor Day and it is called “Made in America", this fest has nothing to do with manufacturing jobs. Instead, this is Jay Z’s vision of a new – or renewed – sense of patriotism.

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19 Oct 2015 // 1:30 AM

Rival Consoles: Howl

Rival Consoles humanizes electronic music with his scintillating third LP.

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Autre Ne Veut: Age of Transparency

The follow-up to Anxiety explores a wider sonic palette, while simultaneously perfecting Arthur Ashin's deeply emotional vocals.

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19 Oct 2015 // 1:15 AM

Maroon 5: Singles

One of the most successful and consistent pop acts cherry-picks a handful of singles for their first greatest hits package.

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19 Oct 2015 // 1:10 AM

HeCTA: The Diet

Inspired by '70s dance culture and '60s standup comedy, Kurt Wagner and some Lambchop cohorts come up with an eclectic electronic collection.

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David Berkeley: Cardboard Boat

Quiet, contemplative, heartfelt and forlorn, David Berkeley's new effort is built around some of the barest designs imaginable.

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16 Oct 2015 // 3:00 PM

Marrow: The Gold Standard

There is a rich vein of ambition backing up The Gold Standard, which can yield captivating rewards, but also searching stretches.

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Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars

Beach House once again has us drifting slowly in musical space. Thank Your Lucky Stars is hypnotic head trip music of the highest caliber.

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YACHT: I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

With crisp production that highlights a bevy of killer hooks, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler finds YACHT vivifying their sound with successful results.

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Black Breath: Slaves Beyond Death

The Washington band take one giant leap forward on their latest LP and prove that they're one of the best bands of their kind.

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Supersuckers: Holdin’ the Bag

Supersuckers' impenetrable wall of defiance and desperation remains as rock solid as ever.

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