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The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

Even in the coronavirus-shortened record release schedule of 2020, the year has offered a mountainous feast of sublime music. The 50 best albums of 2020 so far are an eclectic and increasingly "woke" bunch.

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Nicolas Jaar - "Fight (Nymphs IV)" (Singles Going Steady)

There’s a ton of ideas and acutely-executed little flourishes on this epically divergent number.

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Darkside: Psychic

Psychic isn’t quite rock, but it does lean more heavily on backbeats, guitars, and occasionally even traditional song structure than any of Jaar’s previous work.

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Nicolas Jaar Releases Download of His Unedited BBC Radio 1 Mix

Back in May, Nicolas Jaar did a two-hour essential mix for BBC Radio 1 and you can stream that below, but now Jaar has put up the unedited download on his Soundcloud page.

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Kraftwerk and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Crash the High Art Party

What happens when the world of rock music collides with the world of the fine arts?

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Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise

Despite his frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could have prepared Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.

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Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground - 2/16/11

Despite frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could prepare Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.

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