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14 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bastille: Wild World

Wild World sounds big, but it also sounds like more of the same.

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Wrekmeister Harmonies: Light Falls

Wrekmeister Harmonies' impressive new record, Light Falls, pairs down the number of guests and creates a central band, a smaller group on which to build a new kind of composition.

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Harrison: Checkpoint Titanium

While there are moments of humanity here, Harrison does not do enough to capitalize on his own strengths, and his weakness for generic sound palettes causes the album to sink.

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Chad & Jeremy: Yesterday’s Gone: Complete Ember & World Artists Recordings

Cherry Red collects Chad & Jeremy’s complete early albums along with a handful of singles, alternate mixes, B-sides, and live cuts, resulting in a hodgepodge that's equal parts beauty and filler.

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Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer: Off-Grid Lo-Fi

A scintillating third step in what will hopefully be a very long ascent forward for the duo as they pave the way out for the rest of their career.

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Petunia and the Vipers: Dead Bird on the Highway

The wild quintet fuses country, rock, Cajun, and jazz influences for a weird and wonderful collection.

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13 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM


M.I.A.'s pop-centric fifth and supposedly final album feels much more like a pit stop than a destination.

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13 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

The Divine Comedy: Foreverland

With the Divine Comedy's 11th studio album songwriter Neil Hannon delivers romance, comedy, and 18th century Russian history.

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Warhaus: We Fucked a Flame Into Being

Balthazar singer and multi-instrumentalist Maarten Devoldere makes a wish upon a Jim Thompson novel for his debut as Warhaus.

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The Turtles: All the Singles

This collection is for the completest or the historian.

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Tokyo Police Club: Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part One)

Tokyo Police Club were a hype band in 2006. Ten years and multiple full-length releases later, Tokyo Police Club have continued to make pretty much the same music.

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12 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wilco: Schmilco

On their tenth studio album, Wilco dial down the noise but remain compelling, edgy and tuneful.

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani: FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy

On Sunergy, the intimacy with which Smith and Ciani collaborate is striking, and the best parts of the record pull you into that quiet conversation.

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12 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

WWWings: Phoenix

WWWings drop brutal nightmarish post-internet music on the masses from the Russian motherland

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12 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Butch Walker: Stay Gold

Butch Walker gives his greatest performance to date on heart-filled album.

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12 Sep 2016 // 2:05 AM

YG: Still Brazy (take 2)

On Still Brazy, unresolved tensions tug at YG.

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Jerry Castle: Not So Soft Landing…

The songwriting is sound and Castle himself proves authentic enough to be the only one to steer his tracks forward.

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Joanna Wallfisch: Gardens in My Mind

An orchestral merging of classical, jazz, and folk styles that is equal parts eloquent, fun, and sincere.

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The Verve: A Storm in Heaven / A Northern Soul

If the Verve had stayed broken up after their 1995 split, leaving behind only the music on these two reissues, it still would have been enough.

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The Dear Hunter: Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional

While it feels a bit too much like Act IV, Part II at times, Act V is still another magnum opus.

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