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Wiretree: Get Up

On their fourth album Wiretree polish up their act from their first two low-scale releases and offer an enjoyable, melody-rich slice of indie pop that falls just a tiny bit short.

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United Ghosts: United Ghosts

United Ghosts promise something interesting with their opening steps, but follow them up with a disappointing rest of the album.

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Houses: A Quiet Darkness

A Quiet Darkness is all rather one-note in sound, but its one sound is enchanting and captivating.

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Cold Satellite: Cavalcade

A poet and a rocker reunite to collaborate on an album of no-frills rock and roll, with pleasant results.

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Tambourine Girl

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Western Lows: Glacial

Jack Burnside's new project technically does everything right, but not strongly enough to make a lasting impression.

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Yellowbirds: Songs from the Vanished Frontier

Yellowbirds' sophomore release is a dreamy soundtrack for lazy summer days.

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JAXART

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Royal Potato

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Richard Walters: Regret Less

String-driven and enchanting, Regret Less is a promising debut with little niggling points eating away its magic.

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All Tiny Creatures: Dark Clock

A great sound looking for substance for the listener to grab onto.

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Beard Museum

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Imaginary Cities: Fall of Romance

The concoction of two cooperating voices, a great sense of melody and the ability to make everything sound grand doesn't quite deliver what it could, but still makes you want to embrace it.

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WEA / Votiv

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Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

Daft Punk unleash their inner disco auteurs and release a colossal, self-indulgent mess as their comeback album. And make it work.

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HIM: Tears on Tape

The old dog hasn't learned any new tricks but he's doing what he knows with a reinvigorated fire in his belly.

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In the Valley Below: Hymnal EP

Stylish synths, cool atmosphere and great vocal interplay make the LA duo's debut EP a brilliant first step.

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Oskar

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Wonderlick - "Sixteenyearoldgirl (Rough Mix)" (MP3)

Wonderlick are one of the finest unknown treasures in the overwhelmingly vast world of indie pop and it's songs like "Sixteenyearoldgirl", their first sign of life in a couple of years and possible first sampling from their upcoming third album, that showcase their knack for the sort of great songwriting that deserves more accolades.

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The 1975: Music for Cars EP

The young Manchester band take their first major step towards great promises on their third EP.

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Night Beds: Country Sleep

A sonic pillow of soft, dreamy Americana where the key element turns out to be the voice of its performer.

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Dutch Uncles: Out of Touch, in the Wild

UK art rockers' third album sounds great on paper but delivers a surprisingly unmemorable experience.

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Strange Talk: Cast Away

Eleven songs of bombastic synth pop joy that does not let concepts such as "subtlety" spoil the ride.

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Photo Ops: How to Say Goodbye

Ex-Oblio frontman's solo debut is an enjoyable experience, but grabs the listener only occasionally.


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