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Governors Ball 2016: The Killers and M83 Embrace the Rain and Rock the Night

Not even a horrendous rainstorm could hold back Governors Ball from embracing thy inner festival animal.

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9 Jun 2016 // 10:44 AM

Boys Noize: Mayday

In the midst of a conflict between his mainstream ambitions and his established style, Boys Noize creates a hybrid album that actually kind of works.

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WOMPS: Our Fertile Forever

WOMPS pay homage to the stylings of some modern legends on their debut album.

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9 Jun 2016 // 8:44 AM

Jackie Lynn: Jackie Lynn

Here's an intriguing concept album, a midwestern Western set to music.

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9 Jun 2016 // 8:33 AM

Lone: Levitate

In Levitate, Lone finds himself at a healthy middle ground between subterranean ambience and soaring, sweat-soaked club music.

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8 Jun 2016 // 10:14 AM

Still Parade: Concrete Vision

Warm and pacific, Concrete Vision uncovers bucolic reverie in an imposing city.

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8 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Holy Fuck: Congrats

The hard-to-categorize rock band delivers an album of surprising flexibility and brave dynamic character on their first since 2010.

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8 Jun 2016 // 2:20 AM

Raime: Tooth

Electronic duo Raime follow-up their excellently bleak debut with a sophomore record that promises to resist and counter-attack the derelict world that surrounds them.

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Architects: All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us

Architects' seventh album is an ambitious, unforgiving wake-up call from a band that's staring into the abyss.

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Moving Units: Damage With Care

Moving Units has always crafted eminently danceable, melodically infectious dance-punk. With Damage With Care, nothing changes.

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Governors Ball 2016: Beck and the Strokes Deliver the Classics

The most intriguing moment of the opening day to Governors Ball came during an organ-only ballad from the Strokes.

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7 Jun 2016 // 9:07 AM

Sonic Boom 6: The F-Bomb

Sonic Boom 6's highly political new album is driven by their personality and good intentions.

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Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison: In Movement

One of the best jazz drummers teams up with the sons of one of the best saxophonists and bassists and delivers one of the best albums of the year, jazz or otherwise.

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The Casket Girls: The Night Machines

Surreal pop trio craft eeriest, most rewarding work yet on third LP.

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Eli Paperboy Reed: My Way Home

An invigorating slab of "garage soul", R&B shouter Reed's latest album, My Way Home, is a gospel-fused reinvention.

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7 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

Throws: Throws

Mike Lindsay and Sam Genders of Tuung and the Accidentals team up for their new like-minded side project, Throws.

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Paul Simon: Stranger to Stranger

God, wristbands and swear words: Paul Simon's latest reminds us why he's so essential.

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Big Thief: Masterpiece

Led by Adrianne Lenker's mellifluous and reflective tone, the Brooklyn quartet's story-songs find value in humanist thought.

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Adult Jazz: Earrings Off!

The experimental British quartet's sophomore effort is sort of like Radiohead on laughing gas. This is mostly a good thing.

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Lack of Afro: Hello Baby

Technically, Hello Baby is a soul album, but in actuality it’s the furthest thing from it.

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