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Sharon Van Etten: I Don’t Want to Let You Down

There are spaces of elegant starkness on Sharon Van Etten's new EP, and she fills them like a shade of blue yet to be invented.

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Demon Eye: Tempora Infernalia

The North Carolina outfit unleashes a furious, heavy record, but don't let that fool you into thinking this is a one-trick pony.

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14 Jul 2015 // 1:30 PM

Andre Bratten: Math Ilium Ion

Norwegian house producer Andre Bratten returns with an album heavy on rhythm, light on the obvious.

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Various Artists: Classic American Ballads

Moral evil, natural evil -- hard times. That's the purview of Classic American Ballads.

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The von Trapps: Dancing in Gold

The great-grandchildren of Maria and the Captain hold their own as indie folk virtuosos in Dancing in Gold.

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14 Jul 2015 // 10:22 AM

Taylor Swift Thrills London in a Hyde Park Concert

The biggest pop star in the world lights up London's Hyde Park, both figuratively and literally.

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Flying Saucer Attack: Instrumentals

Instrumentals balances simplicity and depth, abrasiveness and beauty, with rare skill, reminding anyone who does not already know that Flying Saucer Attack are masters of this type of music.

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14 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Aqueduct: Wild Knights

Welcome back to the wacky world of 2000s lonely white guy indie pop. If you weren’t too annoyed by it the first time around, you’ll likely enjoy this 36-minute trip down memory lane.

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Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams: Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

This long awaited debut from the long-married duo mixes blues, country, and gospel traditions into one of the strongest Americana albums of the year.

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Left Lane Cruiser: Dirty Spliff Blues

Indiana’s Left Lane Cruiser demonstrate their loud and raucous prowess on Dirty Spliff Blues.

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Jeff Beck: Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott’s

Recorded at the famed London jazz club of the same name, this sensational double disc set recasts many -- though not all -- of the individual highlights of Beck’s nearly 50-year career.

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13 Jul 2015 // 1:55 PM

Stubborn Son: Birthright

Birthright shows potential but overall Stubborn Son must continue to work to distinguish themselves from the crowd

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Foo Fighters 4th of July 20th Anniversary Blowout at RFK Stadium (Photos)

Foo Fighters and friends, like Buddy Guy, Heart and LL Cool J, celebrated the band's 20th anniversary, and the 4th of July, with a huge festival in Washington, D.C.

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Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free

While it doesn't quite have the thunderous impact of Southeastern, Something More Than Free confirms that Jason Isbell is a rare talent.

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John Zorn: Pellucidar: A Dreamers Fantabula

The tide pulls the quiet surf back to the shore where John Zorn's Dreamers await with nine new compositions. Nice.

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Senses Fail: Pull The Thorns From Your Heart

The latest Senses Fail album is a journey from the heart of darkness to the heart of the sunrise.

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13 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Dale Watson: Call Me Insane

The Austin, Texas, honky-tonk troubadour keeps it real on 14 new cuts of old-school country.

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Vinicius Cantuária: Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim

What happens when one Brazilian music giant tackles another? Smooth sailing, that's what.

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Morrissey and Blondie at Madison Square Garden

At 56, Morrissey is singing better than ever. His New York concert, however mostly was a drag.

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Four Tet: Morning/Evening

Largely succeeding on the strength of the record's second half, Kieran Hebden has proved his mercurial approach to electronic music is as vital as ever.

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