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Melisande [electrotrad]: Les Metamorphoses

If Les Metamorphoses is the future of folk, we’re in good hands.

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7 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

Föllakzoid: III

From moment to moment, III has trouble distinguishing itself.

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Tristan Perich: Parallels

Minimalism, purism, discipline are the three components that make up Tristan Perich's music and this album in particular.

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Dwight Yoakam: Second Hand Heart

No one does celebratory heartache by the numbers better than Dwight Yoakam.

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Mac McCaughan: Non-Believers

Ultimately, Non-Believers is the kind of album that needs no backstory to endear it or Mac McCaughan to the masses.

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Django Django: Born Under Saturn

Django Django embrace more traditional influences for their sophomore album, reshaping their music into a more conventional rock sound.

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6 May 2015 // 3:00 PM

Eskmo: SOL

As Eskmo, Brendan Angelides keeps his tension on a short leash.

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Miami Horror: All Possible Futures

While not a revelatory listen, Miami Horror's second album is a more-than-solid summer record using a tried and true formula of electro-inflected disco-pop.

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6 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia

Bassist/composer Marcus Miller delivers a tour de force with his latest, a hybridization of African and Western styles that finds the similarities in the differences of each.

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Sugarcane Jane: Dirt Road’s End

Dirt Road’s End is a guidebook that simulates a fusion of past and present, as interpreted by two musicians blessed with a clear-eyed perspective and the ability to bring it all about.

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Tony Bennett / Bill Evans: The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings

This lavish four-LP reissue celebrates the 40th anniversary of these monumental sessions by two of the great understated jazz interpreters.

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Mumford & Sons: Wilder Mind

Wilder Mind is simultaneously the worst and most honest Mumford & Sons outing.

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My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall

The Waterfall continues My Morning Jacket’s reign as a Grateful Dead for the 21st century.

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Death and Vanilla: To Where the Wild Things Are

These Swedish pioneers' perilous voyage to where the "Wild" things are proves "Wild-ish" at best.

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Melba Moore Honors Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and More at New York Show

In her sold-out return to the Metropolitan Room, Melba Moore honored legendary ladies of song.

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5 May 2015 // 4:30 AM

Tinashe: Amethyst

Tinashe’s meticulously crafted world is too engrossing to leave.

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Various Artists: Next Stop Soweto, Vol. 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco, and Mbaqanga 1975-1985

Then the brass hits, trumpets double saxes in sforzando swells changing chords on the bar line as the singer talks about "our time."

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The Orange Peels: Begin the Begone

The sweetly satisfying Begin the Begone might just be the best Orange Peels outing yet.

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5 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

MG: MG

The context of Martin Gore's career in Depeche Mode doesn't lessen the achievement of MG; in fact, it complements it.

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Best Coast: California Nights

Lo-fi no longer, Best Coast give listeners an avalanche of hooks and waves of power chords with their third LP, California Nights.

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