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17 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

God Damn: Vultures

Loud yet dynamic, a duo that's never minimal, God Damn take heavy music to task on Vultures.

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16 Jul 2015 // 3:13 PM

Valley Hush: Don’t Wait

Detroit group crafts evocative collage of electronica, pop, and indie rock on second EP.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Tour Isn’t Full of Bad Blood, It’s Full of Heart (Photos)

Taylor Swift can't help but make new friends everywhere she goes. The 60,000 people who saw her each night at the Meadowlands can attest to that.

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16 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Bilal: In Another Life

With In Another Life, Bilal and Adrian Younge deliver a stone cold soul classic.

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Alan Jackson: Angels and Alcohol

Twenty five years in, Alan Jackson is sounding more like Alan Jackson than ever, which might be a splendid thing.

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White Reaper: White Reaper Does It Again

There’s a predictability to the new White Reaper LP, but the band’s core competency will likely keep most listeners from caring too much.

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Sam Lee & Friends: The Fade in Time

Sam Lee brings a deep reverence and a wildly inventive sonic vision to the British folk tradition, making these ancient songs sound new again.

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Black Mountain: Black Mountain

This 10-year anniversary version of Black Mountain has fine add-ons, all of which offer additional insight into McBean’s complex, often times confounding M.O.

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Wavves x Cloud Nothings: No Life for Me

Angst-ridden indie heroes Dylan Baldi and Nathan Williams join forces by channeling each other's energy, though they're still as bummed as they've ever been.

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15 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Galactic: Into the Deep

When Galactic explores the deep, it's the places we all found before, explored, had a little fun with, left, and sort of forgot about for a while.

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Nozinja: Nozinja Lodge

A listener with an open mind, a tolerance for video game music, and a great deal of energy for dancing will find in Nozinja Lodge a unique, carnivalesque sound.

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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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