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Chelsea Wolfe: The Abyss (take 2)

Chelsea Wolfe's latest throws her helplessly into the abyss, where she's buried under the sheer mass of her band's fearsome noise and her own paralyzed fatalism.

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The Lovely Intangibles: Tomorrow Is Never

The Lovely Intangibles deliver haunting beauty on their first album, Tomorrow Is Never.

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Carl Hall: You Don’t Know Nothing About Love: The Loma/Atlantic Recordings 1967-1972

Compared to the singer, one does not know a thing about love. But feel it, yes one does!

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Latin Disco

This compilation traces the disco movement from its roots in the Latin community through to Nu-disco.

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14 Aug 2015 // 7:47 AM

The Cairo Gang: Goes Missing

Emmett Kelly's the Cairo Gang presents a musical diorama of the 1960s on Goes Missing.

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Bobby Long: Ode to Thinking

Bobby Long’s latest record was completely fan-funded in under four weeks, a testament to his devout following separate of his vampire swan song.

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14 Aug 2015 // 7:37 AM

Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights

Luke Bryan’s songs are almost all centered on women, but those women themselves are rather shadowy figures.

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Small Feet: From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean

Swedish trio Small Feet's debut album delivers the same magnificence any sea ever could, and chances are as soon as it’s ended you’ll want to dive straight back in.

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Ultimate Painting: Green Lanes

The London songwriting duo's latest is unhurried and casual, going forth leisurely seeking various ways to perfect their syncopated jangle melodies.

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13 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

JOBS: killer BOB sings

Agile, noisy experimentalists add a vocalist and get both more straightforward and more daring.

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Sweet Baboo: The Boombox Ballads (take 2)

Sweet, lush romantic pop from North Wales.

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13 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

bvdub: A Step in the Dark

Though Brock Van Wey's address has changed from China to California, his expansive soundscapes remain much the same.

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12 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

HEALTH: Death Magic

HEALTH's characteristic noise is upended by obscured pop aesthetics on their first LP in six years.

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12 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Georgia: Georgia

Like other musical omnivores before her, Georgia is distilling the essence of music of the period.

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Martin Newell: Teatime Assortment

Teatime Assortment
's consistency is conveyed through the cheery disposition that’s maintained throughout, all the oddball and eccentric references tossed in for good measure.

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Black Mountain: Black Mountain (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

This reissue of Canadian group’s debut album gets the deluxe treatment, doubling its length and lessening its impact.

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12 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

The Knack: Zoom

The Knack’s reissued album certainly hits all the expected beats, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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11 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss

Although Abyss is most unnerving in its quieter moments, the album is Wolfe’s most well-paced and effective release to date.

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Sweet Baboo: The Boombox Ballads

The Boombox Ballads is, at its essence, all about surfaces. Gorgeous, sumptuous surfaces.

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Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Tokyo Adagio

An important reminder of Charlie Haden's great spirit and generosity.

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