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Sara Bareilles: What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress

Fans of Sara Bareilles will want more than a slice of her in What's Inside: Song from Waitress, a more than fair record from the talented musician.

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5 Jan 2016 // 2:15 AM

Norman Westberg: 13

Almost too obscure to gain any attention the first go-round, Swans guitarist Norman Westberg's 13 enjoys a deserved reissue.

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5 Jan 2016 // 2:10 AM

Wimps: Suitcase

Suitcase is a 27-minute uprising of stupid fun.

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Pugwash: Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)

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

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Various Artists: Hulaland: The Golden Age of Hawaiian Music

Hulaland is a set to peruse and enjoy in your “little grass shack” on the beach, poolside, or by the fire on a snowy day.

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Garbage Thrills the London Crowd on Their ‘20 Years Queer Tour’

Fiery Scot Shirley Manson is still the original British grunge girl.

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Dark Siren Amy Lee Electrifies the Faithful in Overdue Return to the Stage

Great rock 'n' roll never goes out of style and Amy Lee has been one of the genre’s most uniquely dynamic performers of the 21st century.

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18 Dec 2015 // 2:30 AM

Rick Ross: Black Market

Black Market sounds like a simulacrum of Ross's critical peak, Rich Forever.

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The Punch Brothers: The Wireless

For those who like their music weird and impeccably performed on acoustic stringed instruments.

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18 Dec 2015 // 2:15 AM

Ramleh: Circular Time

Ranging from King Crimson-style heaviness to the deepest of space exploration, the return of the most obscure Ramleh goes down a storm.

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The Bluetones: Return to the Last Chance Saloon

This thorough two-disc reissue captures the underappreciated London band’s search for identity in the Britpop fallout.

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Buck Owens: Buck ‘Em!: The Music of Buck Owens, 1967-1975: Volume 2

This compilation of Buck Owens's late-'60s/early-'70s output focuses on live cuts, rarities, and alternate takes.

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Nigel Kennedy: The Four Seasons

This recording is endlessly surprising and sometimes delightful, cutting the Vivaldi classic to ribbons and reassembling it at will.

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17 Dec 2015 // 2:15 AM

Avvenir: Glyphs

An overall homage to three decades of glitch make this record one of the most interesting electronic debuts of the year.

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17 Dec 2015 // 2:10 AM

Wreckless Eric: amERICa

amERICa is a reminder of everything that was both exhilarating and unhinged during those heady days when punk and pop found common ground.

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Tamar Braxton: Calling All Lovers

Tamar Braxton shows off her ridiculous, magnificent pipes on third album Calling All Lovers.

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Mikael Tariverdiev: Film Music

Hopefully this handsomely packaged triple album will turn the rest of the world on to the masterful works of Mikael Tariverdiev.

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Alan Jackson: Genuine: The Alan Jackson Story

You probably know most of the material here, but taken all together we're reminded why Alan Jackson remains one of country music's greatest singers.

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16 Dec 2015 // 2:10 AM

Tim O’Brien: Pompadour

If there's one musician who can cover James Brown’s “Get Up Offa That Thing” on banjo, it's Tim O'Brien.

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French Montana & Fetty Wap: Coke Zoo

What do you get when you mix French Montana’s Coke Boys with Fetty Wap’s Zoo Gang? You get ‘Coke Zoo’, of course.

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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