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VÉRITÉ: Somewhere In Between

With her debut album, Somewhere in Between, VÉRITÉ etches her name into the growing pantheon of alt-pop brooders.

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Jillette Johnson: All I Ever See in You Is Me

All I Ever See in You Is Me bares Johnson’s emotional depths within sonic simplicity, as she taps into self-possession and self-doubt without overburdening her classic sensibilities with the melodramatic.

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DWNTWN: Racing Time

Although Racing Time showcases DWNTWN’s hook-driven pop sensibilities, it positions such displays on the played out stage of ‘80s emulation and in the less-than-stellar lighting of the album’s second half.

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Chris Stapleton: From A Room: Volume 1

Although From a Room likely won’t sweep the CMAs as Traveller did, its refined craftsmanship hammers home Stapleton’s abilities as a singer and songwriter.

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Bleachers: Gone Now

Gone Now shares the '80s enthusiasm and sincere sentimentalism of Bleachers' debut, but Jack Antonoff's over-the-top flair occasionally sacrifices the music.

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Johnnyswim: Georgica Pond

Johnnyswim's Georgica Pond situates catchy refrains across many different genres and moments of intimacy, honing their rich hooks with more sophisticated musical accompaniment.

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Colours: Ivory

Ivory, the debut release from the synth duo Colours, is a sonically sex-drenched affair.

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Julie Rhodes: Bound to Meet the Devil

Exhibiting a combination of talent, soul, and grit often unmatched by debuting artists, Julie Rhodes seems poised to become a mainstay in the Americana blues music scene for years to come.

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Red Moon Road: Sorrows and Glories

On Sorrows and Glories, Canadian folk darlings, Red Moon Road, catalogue dynamic musical narratives indebted to traditional and contemporary forms of roots music.

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Bound to Meet the Devil: An Interview With Soul Singer Extraordinaire Julie Rhodes

Two years ago, Rhodes was working at an ice cream parlor. Now, she's on the verge of releasing her debut album, an 11-track opus of powerhouse Americana and blues with grit and political edge.

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Dirt Floor / FAME

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Dirt Floor/FAME

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Caspian: Dust and Disquiet

Placing cinematic swells and retreats in a mélange of delicate arpeggios, thrashing metal, and haunting vocality, Dust and Disquiet reimagines what post-rock music can do.

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Daughter: Not to Disappear

Daughter's Not to Disappear beautifully distills what it means to be human and to experience pain, but with far greater nuance and maturity than their debut.

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4AD / Glassnote

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4AD/Glassnote

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Defeater: Abandoned

Continuing their narrative of a family caught in the throes of poverty and violence after World War II, Defeater scripts a plot twist with their most pummeling album to date.

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El Ten Eleven: Fast Forward

On their sixth full-length album, El Ten Eleven connects their well-honed musical idiosyncrasies with personal tragedy.

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