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Guy Garvey: Courting the Squall

There's not a lot of squall in Elbow frontman Guy Garvey's solo debut, but there are more than enough promising moments to justify this eclectic venture.

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A$AP Rocky + Wiz Khalifa: The O2, London

What happens when two of the most relevant hip-hop artists launch a co-headlining UK arena tour? London turns the f**k up, that’s what.

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MC Lars: The Zombie Dinosaur LP

The Zombie Dinosaur LP isn't going to bridge the gap between mc chris and the A$AP Mob, but Lars fans are sure to enjoy it.

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Bill Ryder-Jones: West Kirby County Primary

The ex-lead guitarist of the Coral shows yet again what a talented musician and songwriter he is.

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Mary Halvorson: Meltframe

On Halvorson's mesmerizing new solo guitar record, she knows the best way to honor jazz's history is give a nod to the greats and then break that history down so you can innovate your way to the future.

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Floating Points: Elaeina

Elaeina is some delicious food for the brain and ears. It’s a record that’s damn near impossible to label.

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4 Nov 2015 // 1:05 AM

Decemberists: Florasongs

Only five songs in length, Florasongs could easily best many long-players offered up by the competition.

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MED, Blu & Madlib: Bad Neighbor

A new collection of Madlib beats is a gift, no matter who’s rapping or singing on top.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:20 AM

Gazpacho: Molok

Molok is another masterful excursion into the magnificent splendors and sorrows that make Gazpacho such a one-of-a-kind act.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:15 AM

Blacklisters: Adult

Blacklisters are strong when their brand of noise rock resembles sludge metal. They aren't nearly so good when they do hardcore.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:10 AM

Ivy Walker: Ivy Walker

Ivy Walker's self-titled debut album is moved by a sense of nostalgia that never really recalls a specific time and place.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:05 AM

Foxymorons: Fake Yoga

Fake Yoga goes to great lengths to confound its listeners with lots of noise and feedback that find static and songscompeting for attention.

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2 Nov 2015 // 2:09 PM

Dogs on Acid: Dogs on Acid

Emo revivalists Dogs on Acid through their hat into the ring with an impressive debut on former emo stalwart Jade Tree.

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Wolf Eyes: I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces

Their minds may be in pieces, yet Wolf Eyes' latest album represents their most cohesive and accessible work to date.

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2 Nov 2015 // 1:20 AM

Chic: An Evening With Chic

This works more as a reminder of how great Chic's music is, rather than how integral this live document is to their legacy.

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Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Style

Will Toledo's prime time debut serves as both a primer and a victory lap.

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Trivium: Silence in the Snow

Another solid if workmanlike set from one of heavy metal's greatest crossover successes

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2 Nov 2015 // 1:05 AM

Blackalicious: Imani

Blackalicious's first album in 10 years (part 1 in a trilogy) is an unflinching look at family dynamics. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the genre of dad-rap.

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Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm: Collaborative Works

A lovely view into the shared world of two mad geniuses.

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Dave Gahan and Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts

The second collaboration between the cinematic production team and the Depeche Mode frontman loses the element of surprise.

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