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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: The Night Creeper (take 2)

Uncle Acid only finds pastiche, not new sounds to explore, on The Night Creeper.

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14 Sep 2015 // 2:05 AM

The Sandwitches: Our Toast

On their latest, San Francisco-based retro act the Sandwitches slow the tempos way down, in the process losing the charm that held their earlier efforts together.

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Craig Finn: Faith in the Future

Craig Finn’s second solo album Faith in the Future perseveres in hard times, thanks to Finn’s dark humor.

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11 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

Foals: What Went Down

Foals strike familiar territory with cool, relaxed dance grooves and delicate melodies on their fourth studio album.

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Jerusalem in My Heart: If He Dies, If If If If If If

Perhaps the most mournful album of 2015.

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Rufus and Chaka Khan: Live Stompin’ at the Savoy

Re-mastered re-release of Rufus and Chaka Khan album Live: Stompin’ at the Savoy takes us back to the ‘80s and further.

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11 Sep 2015 // 2:05 AM

Heitor Alvelos: Faith

If less is more, then even less can be positively deafening.

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10 Sep 2015 // 12:00 PM

Soda Shop: Soda Shop

Sad that summer's over? Feeling blue? Soda Shop may be the place for you.

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Brooklyn’s Afropunk Rocks with the Tolerant and the Fashion-Forward

Afropunk festival-goers enjoyed the collective freedom of the weekend, mingling with like-minded souls and a stellar lineup including Kelela, Raury, Lauryn Hill and Grace Jones.

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Petite Noir: La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

La Vie Est Belle / Life is Beautiful ushers in a new pop force.

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The Clientele: Unreal and Alone: Best of the Clientele

Unreal and Alone: Best of the Clientele is a little short in the tooth, but a little always went a long way with this band.

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Georg Hólm, Orri Páll Dýrason, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson: Circe

Circe is one of those film soundtracks that doesn't have to be enjoyed as such.

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10 Sep 2015 // 2:10 AM

Myrkur: M

M is a black metal album at heart, haunting and evocative.

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Led Zeppelin: Presence (Deluxe Edition)

Led Zeppelin's most underappreciated album gets the remastered treatment.

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9 Sep 2015 // 8:45 AM

Maddie & Tae: Start Here

Whether nursing a broken heart or giving advice to others, Maddie & Tae give the impression they know this is all fleeting.

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Atlanta Inaugurates This Year’s Mad Decent Block Party With a Very Small Bang

The EDM and hip-hop festival is touring the US and Canada through September with a changing lineup of acts. While the festival may not excel musically, it has something for almost anyone within the expanding EDM culture.

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9 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Prince: HITNRUN Phase One

Can we assume that “direct-to-streaming” is the new “direct-to-video” for really bad albums?

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The Dear Hunter: Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise

Act IV exemplifies everything that makes the Dear Hunter so ambitious, creative, and special. It's a work of art.

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The Souljazz Orchestra: Resistance

This is Souljazz-lite.

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8 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM

Gojira Is a Sight to Behold

After a performance like this, it’s hard not to be consumed by hyperbole and declare Gojira the best live metal act on the planet right now.

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