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28 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Ghost: Meliora

Turn up the speakers and let the evil flow forth.

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Ashford and Simpson: Is it Still Good to Ya / Stay Free

There are spaces where one can imagine audiences finding the groove in the disco rap suggested by these recordings.

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Los Crema Paraiso: De Pelicula

The Venezuelan bossa nova outlet is at it again, this time bringing some worldwide fan favorites into the fold.

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27 Aug 2015 // 2:30 PM

Joe Goodkin: Record of Life

Indie's most emotional release of the year thus far comes from the heart at the tip of Paper Arrows.

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27 Aug 2015 // 1:30 PM

El Ten Eleven: Fast Forward

On their sixth full-length album, El Ten Eleven connects their well-honed musical idiosyncrasies with personal tragedy.

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27 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

FKA twigs: M3LL155X

The success of FKA twigs says as much about shifting public tastes as it does her unique style.

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FKA twigs: M3LL155X (take 2)

With M3LL155X FKA twigs cements her status as the most experimental pop musician within the last few years.

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27 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

Deaf Wish: Pain

The Australian noise-merchants return with their feedback, heavy distortion and stylistic juxtaposition.

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Elephant Revival: Sands of Now

Haunting and joyous, this is everything good folk music should be.

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Bodega Bay: Our Brand Could Be Your Life

Despite lacking the entire picture, Our Brand Could Be Your Life is as packed with as much profundity, wit, and energy as any indie debut this year.

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26 Aug 2015 // 1:00 PM

Sweat Lodge: Talismana

The Sword aren't the only Austin band capable of kicking up a little 4:20-friendly riffology

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Deradoorian: The Expanding Flower Planet

On her debut, the former Dirty Projectors bassist proves herself to be a vital force in contemporary experimental pop music.

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26 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Mick Jenkins: Wave[s]

Mick Jenkins is a masterful technician, but Wave[s] lacks a vital push into the mainstream.

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Daniel Romano: If I’ve Only One Time Askin’

Country revivalist Daniel Romano furthers his career evolution square into countrypolitan territory with masterful results.

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26 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Jill Scott: Woman

On Woman, Jill Scott is both reflective and bitter: not only with the world, but also herself.

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The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet: Brooklyn

A surprising album from the astonishing bassist, playing only electric along with guitarists Adam Rogers and Steve Cardenas, along with Brian Blade on drums.

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Silicon: Personal Computer

Silicon is an exposé of the superficiality of our technology-dependent lives, but does such a good job it feels superficial itself.

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25 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Dope Body: Kunk

A top-notch rock record, of the disgusting variety.

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25 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

Elbow: Lost Worker Bee EP

Lost Worker Bee can't help but feel like something of a stopgap, but it shows flashes of Elbow's brilliance.

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25 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Teen Men: Teen Men

Teen Men's take on synth-pop isn't groundbreaking, but their strong command of melody makes the album fun and worthwhile.

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