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With the release of Shabazz Palaces' The Don of Diamond Dreams, producer-rapper Ishmael Butler envisions yet another lunar world of sound disturbed by his anxieties and desires.
Washed Out's Purple Noon makes an argument against cynicism simply by existing and sounding as good as it does.
With a move to a Sub Pop Records, Atlanta post-punkers Omni go for a more understated, stripped down affair on their third album, Networker.
With Any Human Friend, British singer-songwriter Marika Hackman largely ditches her folk leanings and makes a sharp, emotionally resonant statement.
Portland-based rocker Kyle Craft adds more variety and edge to his music with his third full-length album, Showboat Honey.
Finally collaborating on a full-length, Calexico and Iron & Wine create an album as rewarding as it is natural with Years to Burn.
Cast is a deeply moving and harmonious introduction to electropop mastermind Tobiasz Biliński's latest persona, Perfect Son.
From the misty time before Seattle became Sub Pop Rock City, that rarest of things: two genuinely overlooked rock gems.
Dinosaur Jr. guitarist/vocalist J Mascis carries on with his trademark solo sound on Elastic Days, producing another intricate work that mixes folk and rock.
On his sophomore effort, Kyle Craft creates an album from another era that still manages to sound fresh, unique and inspired.