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The Ladybug Transistor: Cant Wait Another Day

It starts on a dusty road in Arizona and ends up tanned, penniless, and spent at a beachside bar just north of San Diego. In the process, it becomes the Ladybug Transistor's best work to date.

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The Only Children: Keeper of Youth

The Only Children's "comeback" puts the "sophomoric" in sophomore album.

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Georgie James: Need Your Needs

First single of post-Q and Not U poppers heralds big damn things to come.

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The Dynamites: Kaboom!

In their quest to reach the essence of funk music, the Dynamites march out a cadre of old funk tropes and well-tested jazz techniques. And they do it in rare form.

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Blitzen Trapper: Wild Mountain Nation

Wild Mountain Nation is a feast for name-droppers, lads, and the rest of us.

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Palomar: All Things, Forests

All Things, Forests is a loud, punchy feast of power-pop anthems. And though it can feel like a long meal by the end of the album, it’s ultimately a tasty find.

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The Great Northern: Trading Twilight for Daylight

As a first album, Trading Twilight for Daylight feels too much like a retrospective: It has a lot to say about where it’s been, and very little about where it’s going.

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Auto Interiors: Lets Agree to Deceive Our Best Friends

Let’s Agree to Deceive Our Best Friends may be the holy grail of power pop albums.

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