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WILL DAILEY: NATIONAL THROAT

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This is Newton-based singer Will Dailey’s first release since leaving CBS Records and plunging headfirst into the world of crowdfunding and self-producing. Continue reading

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BISHOP ALLEN: LIGHTS OUT

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It’s hard to say if this record does enough to warrant a spot in the rotation deep into winter. But, at least for now, it’s working. Continue reading

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FKA TWIGS: LP1

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While the album unapologetically enjoys luxuriating in its sparse atmospherics and PBR&B tropes, Tahlia Bennett is never reduced to ornamentation. Continue reading

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LONDON GRAMMAR: IF YOU WAIT

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A collection of eleven songs that are a breath of fresh air amidst the very varied (and cluttered) genre of electronic music. Continue reading

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DELTA SPIRIT: HISTORY FROM BELOW

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History from Below is the road trip journey that you take after finding out all about your family’s true history. Continue reading

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JONNY FRITZ: DAD COUNTRY

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Don’t be one of those people who say they like everything but country. There is, like, no way you can dislike this album. Continue reading

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CAGE THE ELEPHANT: MELOPHOBIA

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I would now like to take this opportunity to personally nominate every song on this album to make an appearance in future indie flicks. Continue reading

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JANELLE MONAE: THE ELECTRIC LADY

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The intro sounds like the opening of an action film and it gave me an idea that the Electric Lady is some type of super heroine. Continue reading

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MAN MAN: ON ONI POND

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This is Man Man sans some polyrhythms, but otherwise just the way we love them: dark, soulful, and simultaneously irreverent and urgently serious. Continue reading

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ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ROOTS: WISE UP GHOST

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This album is an adventurous teen, its eerie, undernoted angst breathing beneath a surface coolness. Continue reading