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The Homesick Make a Big Noise on 'The Big Exercise'

Dutch post-punk, pop trio the Homesick blend a host of influences, from Scott Walker to Meredith Monk, in with their kaleidoscopic sound on their second album, The Big Exercise.


Iron & Wine Remind That We Have to Change Ourselves Before We Can Change the World on 'Weed Garden'

Sam Beam is still able to express that nostalgic combination of melancholy and hope, even when taking a safe approach to songwriting on Weed Garden.


Cullen Omori Indulges Listeners with 'The Diet'

Former Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori's sophomore solo album, The Diet, rethinks and revitalizes the classic love song.


Luluc Offers Solace Through Sound and Language on 'Sculptor'

Australian folk duo Luluc follows their breakout album Passerby with a more ambitious sound that inspires reverence and awe on Sculptor.


Father John Misty Turns Inward on 'God's Favorite Customer'

Forgoing the epic sweep of his previous album, Josh Tillman takes things down a notch, but still delivers a beautiful, unique album.


King Tuff’s Song Crafting Has Never Been Stronger Than on 'The Other'

King Tuff's nihilistic tendencies overshadow the confusingly hopeful tone he was attempting on The Other.


Goat: Requiem

Although Goat's sense of adventure sometimes results in indulgent and diminished returns, it just as often furnishes the listener with warm, inspired, and exuberant music.


Destruction and Space: An Interview with Heron Oblivion

The heavy psych supergroup (that's half of Comets on Fire, Espers' Meg Baird and guitar wizard Charlie Saufley) makes a beautiful noise, with plenty of space for reflection and experiment.

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