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Rev. Sekou: In Times Like These

A blistering batch of gospel blues, In Times Like These offers up social and political sentiments more relevant now perhaps than ever from that rare artist who truly practices what he preaches.

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Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Lust for Life postures itself above all as Lana Del Rey's most optimistic, political, and globally conscious record to date.

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28 Jul 2017 // 2:20 AM

Can: The Singles

A compilation of singles by legendary German experimentalists Can may seem bizarre at first, but it helps brings their pop-minded tendencies to the forefront like never before.

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Fairport Convention: Come All Ye - The First Ten Years

From Leonard Cohen covers to radical re-interpretations of traditional English folk songs, Fairport Convention quietly turned their backs on the psychedelic '60s in favour of 17th-century child ballads.

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The Summer of Love Lives on at the High Sierra Music Festival

Four days and nights of near-utopian peace and musical harmony that comes just about as close as modern times can to approximating the “San Francisco scene” of the 1960s.

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Human Potential: Hot Gun Western City

Human Potential's cinematic third record is a thing of power.

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Elvis Presley: A Boy From Tupelo

Hearing Elvis try out different sounds and search for the magic reveal how slippery the development of rock into a distinct genre was in the 1950s.

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The Isley Brothers and Santana: Power of Peace

At a time of great political and social upheaval, Power of Peace positions itself as a message of love and unity over hate and division.

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Katie Von Schleicher: Shitty Hits

The past music of Katie Von Schleicher is stark, dark, and just plain weird. Von Schleicher’s new album,Shitty Hits, although a slight shift from her past work, continues this path.

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Art Feynman: Blast Off Through the Wicker

Musical enigma, Art Feynman, gets rhythmic on his bold debut.

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26 Jul 2017 // 8:15 AM

Big Thief: Capacity

Big Thief's sophomore release takes on a more reserved sound without sacrificing emotional, quality songwriting.

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26 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

Black Grape: Pop Voodoo

They're straight, they're stupid, and they're back.

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26 Jul 2017 // 2:20 AM

Boris: Dear

Legendary Tokyo-based experimental trio, Boris, take a dive into their past in order to discover a new found energy and move forward.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2017: Day One

Creative musical talents, nice weather, and friendly people combined with long, long lines, some minor technical issues, and a few lackluster performances.

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II

Zappa-indebted big band leader Ed Palermo carries his singular vision across the pond, taking on the British Invasion and more in strikingly original fashion.

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Silverstein: Dead Reflection

Dead Reflection shows the band’s development in a subtle manner, carrying tropes and images with crowd-pleasing lines rather than intense guitar riffs.

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Sabrina Malheiros: Clareia

A feel-good blend of samba and soul, Clareia is the perfect album to put on with your morning coffee.

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Laibach: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Intended as a score for a theatrical version of Friedrich Nietzsche's famous novel, Also Sprach Zarathrustra could also just as easily be the next David Fincher soundtrack.

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Arthur Alexander: Arthur Alexander

Alexander's music shares an affinity with the gospel-turned-secular R&B that made Sam Cooke, Bobby Womack, and others so damn good. These songs express heart and soul.

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Harry Taussig and Max Ochs: The Music of Harry Taussig and Max Ochs

A pair of overlooked solo acoustic guitarists reunites 50 years after appearing together on John Fahey’s legendary 1967 Takoma sampler LP for a fine, succinct program of that for which they are each best known.

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