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Aretha Franklin Meets the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on 'A Brand New Me'

Most of the songs on the album are lesser-known hits, providing a good opportunity to become acquainted with a wider breadth of Franklin's discography.

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Angel Olsen: Phases (album review)

Phases can compete with the best of Angel Olsen's work, but you might have to sift through some clutter to find its gems.

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Bat For Lashes: The Bride

The Bride is an intimate concept album on the death of a loved one and the process one takes in returning to normalcy.

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Anohni: Hopelessness

Anohni didn't reinvent the wheel on her new album, but she did get it spinning in another direction.

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Sonic Boom 6: The F-Bomb

Sonic Boom 6's highly political new album is driven by their personality and good intentions.

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Misha: All We Will Become

Though there's a lot to overlook, Misha's new album is a very genuine example of pop.

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Janiva Magness: Love Wins Again

Janiva Magness shows off a happier and freer side of herself on Love Wins Again.

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Fathead / Blue Élan

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Susanna: Triangle

While lyrically underwhelming, Susanna's latest album is an enjoyable showcase of her enviable talents.

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Eskimeaux: Year of the Rabbit

Breezy pop music meets exquisite storytelling in Eskimeaux's Year of the Rabbit.

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Blue Élan

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Fathead

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Ash Koosha: I AKA I

Ash Koosha's latest album is ambitious, creative, and overall an exciting showcase of his musical skills.

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Kiran Leonard: Grapefruit

Grapefruit revels in its difficulty and intelligence, but sometimes these are the very ideas that the music collapses on.

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Kane Strang: Blue Cheese

While Blue Cheese suffers small problems of unevenness, it remains an excellently primed introduction into the world of Kane Strang.

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Ba Da Bing / Flying Nun

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Brood Ma: Daze

Brood Ma creates a dizzying spectacle of music meant to frighten, unsettle, and overall inform.

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Young Thug: I'm Up

While I'm Up might be low on clear highs, it certainly doesn't have many low points. Young Thug releases what might be his most consistent effort to date.

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300 Entertainment / Atlantic

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St. Lucia: Matter

Matter suffers from being uneven in places and a little too even in others.

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