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Ghost: Meliora (take 2)

The songs on Meliora are triumphant hymns to the Morning Star that will stick in your head from now until Armageddon.

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Pugwash: Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)

Play This Intimately (As if Among Friends) is as unobtrusive as its banner implies, but cheery enough to beg repeated hearings.

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2 Sep 2015 // 2:05 AM

DTCV: Uptime!

Lead singer Vivarock is DTCV's biggest asset, but is sometimes let down by unexciting songwriting.

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1 Sep 2015 // 11:00 AM

Fort Romeau: Frankfurt Versions

Remixes of four from Fort Romeau’s latest offering makes for a slightly repetitive, less-than-compelling listen.

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Sunn O))) + Phurpa: London - 18 August 2015

This is an uninterrupted, dynamic journey to the purity of sound, to decomposition, rather than its opposite, to the destruction of music in the search of silence

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Riverside: Love, Fear and the Time Machine

Ten years on, Riverside remain as special as ever, and Love, Fear and the Time Machine is their truest work of art.

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Kevin Gordon: Long Gone Time

A necessary soundtrack for these times: a reflection on America, mid-apocalypse.

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1 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

John Hulburt: Opus III

Overlooked Chicago acoustic guitarist finally gets his due thanks to this lovingly curated reissue of a private press gem.

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1 Sep 2015 // 2:04 AM

Video Beast: Gooch

Gooch is a wonderfully sloppy and vulgar debut album.

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Will Samson & Heimer: Animal Hands

Two well-regarded electronic artists come together for the first time as a whole with their debut full-length.

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Kanaku y el Tigre: Quema, Quema, Quema

The Peruvian folk outlet release a more studied, atmospheric effort for their worldwide debut.

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Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

Instead of coasting like a legacy act, the metal greats push themselves like never before on their 16th album.

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Noah Gundersen: Carry the Ghost

Beautiful, melancholy folk-pop that wrestles with spiritual and philosophical matters.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Dee Dee’s Feathers

Bridgewater turns in a loving tribute to the city and its rich musical heritage a decade after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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31 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Seapony: A Vision

Call it purity of vision, if you will, when a band releases three albums that sound almost exactly the same, and as a listener you don’t mind.

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Hu Vibrational: The Epic Botanical Beat Suite

The Epic Botanical Beat Suite is an album made by a percussionist, with five other percussionists, for anyone.

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28 Aug 2015 // 11:30 AM

Raccoon Fighter: Spiral Flag

The masters of the short-form album return with another winning EP.

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Jarryd James: Give Me Something

Australian singer-songwriter/producer Jarryd James shows some pop sophistication on "Give Me Something".

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Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were Highlights at David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival

Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli were among the artists who fired up this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, the former with intense flamenco, the latter with punchy pop-rock.

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The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

Beauty swaps the Weeknd's black light laments for humming neon fluorescents, the party line kept intact though the guests are having much more fun.

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