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10 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

Tunde Olaniran: Transgressor

This is hip-hop in 2015. This is R&B in 2015. This is music in 2015. It isn’t static, it isn’t formally restricted, it’s hell-bent on blurring lines.

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10 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Grace Potter: Midnight

Hopefully, Midnight is simply a test spin and not indicative of all Grace Potter intends to achieve.

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Carly Simon: Spoiled Girl (Expanded Edition)

Yuppie drama in expanded version of Carly Simon’s Spoiled Girl. Cult masterpiece or cult disaster?

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10 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

DJ Koze: DJ Koze

Tack on "tastemaker" to Koze's impressive resume.

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10 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

John Anderson: Goldmine

Anderson’s twangy inflections endow him with charm. He’s the good ol’ boy who enjoys simple pleasures of life.

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Chalice Brings Together Lovers of Music, Glass, Hash and Art Along Old Route 66

STS9 was headlining Chalice for the second straight year and once again drew a devoted audience that reveled in the chance to catch the jamtronica band’s groovy instrumental jams in an intimate setting under the summer stars.

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The Jam: About the Young Idea: The Very Best of the Jam

You can dock About the Young Idea a point for its lack of marketing vision, but the Jam were as good as three-and-a-half minutes or less gets.

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The Bird and the Bee: Recreational Love

The subtle charm and sly sophistication of the style makes you gaze at shoes and tap your feet at the same time.

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Warren Haynes: Ashes & Dust

Mostly known for his work as a rocker, Haynes shows off his Americana side in just as seamlessly a manner.

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Meek Mill: Dreams Worth More Than Money

On Dreams Worth More Than Money savvy potential hits are overshadowed by tracks with chips on their shoulders, made for a guy who sounds like he leaves blood on the mic.

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7 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

Ministry: Trax! Box

The nine hours of early Ministry and co-conspirators on the Trax! Box just doesn’t get old.

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6 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

The Delta Saints: Bones

The Nashville outfit dips into moonshine barrels of influence to create a heady cocktail of roots rock.

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The Whistles & the Bells: The Whistles & the Bells

A complex and musically surprising account of Bryan Simpson's Christian journey.

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6 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

Zachary Cale: Duskland

Zachary Cale's excellent new record is full of travelers at rest, people taking stock of what already was and caught between worry and hope over what comes next.

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Nate Ruess: Grand Romantic

Nate Ruess anchors his first solo album by doing what he’s always done best: blowing the roof off the place with astronomically rangy, patently catchy hooks.

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Jay Gonzalez: The Bitter Suite

Gonzalez's focus on power pop sets him apart from his fellow Drive-By Truckers' solo projects, which makes it more interesting.

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5 Aug 2015 // 3:00 PM

Various Artists: OIM Volume 1

Oakland Indie Mayhem's first compilation.

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Nicholas Altobelli: Searching Through That Minor Key

Searching Through That Minor Key lacks the raw emotional attachment of Altobelli's prior poetic work.

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5 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

Mac DeMarco: Another One

Whether his heartbreak is the fault of geography or the turn of love’s fickle tides, Another One continues to flex DeMarco’s unique gifts for phrasing and double meanings.

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5 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Telepathe: Destroyer

"Tonight we dine in hell!" Brooklyn duo on rampage after four-year incarceration!

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