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Sharon Van Etten Rips Up the Script for 'Remind Me Tomorrow'

Sharon Van Etten's Remind Me Tomorrow bucks expectations and her previously visceral songwriting tone for something more reflective, exploratory, and ultimately more impactful.

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Bodega Take on the 'Endless Scroll' of Modern Life

Brooklyn punk band Bodega's debut album, Endless Scroll, has high aspirations of presenting screeds on the awful aspects of our content-driven society.

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Body/Head Rip Up the Playbook with 'The Switch'

The new studio offering from Kim Gordon and Bill Nace offers an experience that's less tied to the raw emotions of the past and more focused on the exacting, brilliant technical and compositional skills of its creators.

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Wire's 'Pink Flag', 'Chairs Missing', and '154' Resonate Decades Later

The first three albums from groundbreaking punk/post-punk band Wire still serve as a benchmark for what punk rock could be at its best as well as where underground music would go in the decades that followed.

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'Dear 23': The Posies' First Awkward Leap into the Stratosphere

Reissued by Omnivore Recordings, the second album from the Posies marries bright, garage-inspired power-pop with a '90s mainstream rock sheen that holds back a typically enjoyable set of songs.

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The Beauty and Chaos of Oneohtrix Point Never's 'Age Of'

On his 10th album, Daniel Lopatin composes another inward-looking collection of compositions, this time with a bevy of collaborators and a broader vision of what he wants his music to represent.

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John Maus' Gleefully Absurd 'Addendum'

Synthpop auteur John Maus follows 2017's Screen Memories with a collection of songs that are unique and occasionally maddening in their uncharacteristic silliness.

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Ride Struggle to Find a New Identity on 'Tomorrow's Shore'

The latest from the British indie icons is an EP of material recorded during the sessions of last year's Weather Diaries, and it feels just as confused and inconsistent as its predecessor.

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Daniel Blumberg's 'Minus' Is a Muddled, Confused Misstep

The first solo album from the former member of Yuck and Hebronix strives to marry pop and art to express deeper internal turmoil, but the end result is an album lacking in strong emotional connection.

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The Monochrome Set Stay a Very Strange Course on 'Maisieworld'

The indie pop legends' late-period resurgence continues with a strange record seemingly built to please die-hards and slightly confound everyone else.

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Air Waves Shows a Fighting Spirit on 'Warrior'

The latest from songwriter Nicole Schneidt's indie rock group Air Waves uses expanding musical horizon to express comfort and solidarity during uncertain times.

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Albert Hammond Jr. Sets High Water Marks on 'Francis Trouble'

The Strokes' guitarist continues his solo career renaissance with an album as focused and sharp as anything he's ever produced.

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Preoccupations Show Their Human Side on 'New Material'

Post-punk revivalists Preoccupations are as good as ever, but their third album smooths down their rougher edges and turns their nervy gaze inward.

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Renata Zeiguer's Surreal, Relatable 'Old Ghost'

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Renata Zeiguer's debut displays an honesty and attention to detail that suggests a wisdom beyond her years.

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Rhye's 'Blood' Offers Fleshy Pleasures and Not Much More

After Woman reintroduced smooth, raw sexuality to indie pop, Michael Milosh returns five years later with new collaborators and an aim to further explore the sonic territory of his previous work. The same pleasures are there, but they feel more hollow the second time around.

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Wilco's 'A.M.' and 'Being There' Show a Young Band Finding Their Sound

More than two decades later, Wilco's first two albums are remastered and reissued with an expanded track list. Together, they paint a picture of a new band struggling to find themselves only to do it in an exceptional manner.

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The Replacements: For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986

Long thought lost to time, this live recording captures the Replacements at their peak. Their ragged, soused live show-once a thing of anecdotal legend-is presented in its fullest form, warts and all.

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The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition)

The Rhino re-release of the indie rock icons' greatest album is carefully and beautifully presented. It provides a welcome opportunity to revisit a true classic.

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King Krule: The OOZ

Archy Marshall's second album as King Krule takes his unique musical style to new, darker extremes in an immersive, brilliant new album.

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Los Campesinos!: Sick Scenes

The British indie pop collective are still going strong ten years after their debut album. Their latest shows the remarkable consistency of their songcraft.

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Brian Eno: Reflection

The ambient wizard returns with a singularly ambitious project: an album designed to tailor itself in perpetuity to the listener's mood.

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Body/Head: No Waves

The experimental duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace return with No Waves, a live document that strives to capture the impact of their impressive debut album.

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Fleetwood Mac: Mirage (Deluxe)

The album that kicked off the '80s for the soft-rock icons has, for the most part, aged like a fine wine, despite the inherently fractured relationship of its main creative minds.


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