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Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen gives us a darkness that isn’t just pure sad or heavy, but reflective and gentle. This isn’t just a work of art from a single period of time, but from a whole lifetime of living.

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Jamestown Revival: The Education of a Wandering Man

Jamestown Revival’s second album celebrates a fully realized and eclectic sound that is uniquely theirs.

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24 Oct 2016 // 1:15 AM

Steve Hauschildt: Strands

While Strands subverts none of your expectations, it is also a gorgeous and well-executed record.

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Okkultokrati: Raspberry Dawn

Oslo-based unit takes us down to the dungeon where the jams are dank and the torture is pretty.

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24 Oct 2016 // 1:05 AM

Trygve Seim: Rumi Songs

Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim sets the 13th-century poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi to song, with mixed results.

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24 Oct 2016 // 1:02 AM

Pray TV: Horizontal Life

If we didn't give Pray TV enough attention 20 years ago, here's our chance to make it all up to them.

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A Ritual de lo Habitual in San Francisco With Jane’s Addiction and Fishbone

Jane's first two albums continue to represent a pinnacle of sorts for the classic trio of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll which few other bands have distilled in such a vibrant manner.

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21 Oct 2016 // 7:25 AM

Lady Gaga: Joanne

Even with all her extracurricular endeavors paying off cultural dividends, Gaga's greatest achievement is yet to come, and Joanne, flaws and all, feels like the necessary step to get there.

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American Football: American Football

Midwestern emo legends American Football return with a companion album to their lone 1999 LP.

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Sankt Otten + N: Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik

Three abstract German musicians walk into a studio and emerge with a heavenly noise that may never age.

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Melissa Etheridge: MEmphis Rock and Soul

MEmphis Rock and Soul finds Etheridge lacking the secret ingredient that once made these songs timeless classics.

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Las Kellies: Friends and Lovers

All the way from Buenos Aires, the dreamy post-punk trio delivers another fine collection of fuzzy, melodic garage rock.

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Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ Sways Young Punks and Thrashes All Around

With Revolution Radio reaching number one on the charts, Green Day continue to cross a political line while garnering new fans.

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Heart Like a Levee

Arrayed next to 2013's Haw and 2014's Lateness of DancersHeart Like a Levee proves that M.C. Taylor and his morphing cadre of supporting musicians are on an impressive roll.

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20 Oct 2016 // 1:20 AM

Gucci Mane: WOPTOBER

WOPTOBER plays more like one of Gucci Mane's mixtapes than it does a traditional major label rap album.

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Obituary: Ten Thousand Ways to Die

Is it a single with live bonus material or a live album with studio tracks? Either way, Obituary still kicks major corpse with Ten Thousand Ways to Die.

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Blonde Redhead: Maculin Féminin

With this deluxe reissue, Blonde Redhead's fans will be jumping for joy, albeit probably in a lo-fi, no-frills kind of way.

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20 Oct 2016 // 1:05 AM

Cool Ghouls: Animal Races

Let Cool Ghouls be your guide through this museum of classic genre influences.

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19 Oct 2016 // 1:30 AM

Big Star: Complete Third

The premiere cult band's strangest record is reissued with every recording from its legendary sessions, presenting a story of its creator's descent into madness.

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David Bromberg Band: The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues

On his 18th album, David Bromberg teaches a master-class not only in the history of blues-inflected Americana but also in how to keep that music alive and relevant.

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