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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.: AIM

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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9 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Chook Race: Around the House

Australian bedroom-pop outfit Chook Race put together a vibrant and hopeful breakthrough record.

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Terra Lightfoot: Every Time My Mind Runs Wild

Catchy, soulful, and genuine, Lightfoot’s latest efforts soar just as much as her soulful vocals.

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The Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show Revue Thrills Tucson

Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show entertain Tucson as a conjoined entity with incredible Americana flair.

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8 Sep 2016 // 8:14 AM

Maren Morris: Hero

From the very first song off of her highly anticipated big label debut, Maren Morris makes it clear that she is more interested in creating refreshing, genre-defying anthems than limiting herself to the overused, underwhelming country formula.

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Mild High Club: Skiptracing

As can be assumed with a group named Mild High Club, the journey they take us on during Skiptracing is a little woozy yet pleasurable. You just might crack a half-smile.

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