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“…This Is What the Truth Feels Like manages to be as fleet, giddy, and charming as Gwen Stefani ever is.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Pet Shop Boys: Super

“Coming almost three years after their excellent, unexpected, and infectious LP Electric, 2016’s Super is the second album where the Pet Shop Boys call themselves ‘electronic purists,’ holing up in the studio with returning producer Stuart Price and a mess of PCs, drum machines, and synths.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Redfoo: Party Rock Mansion

“…Party Rock Mansion is filled with crafted, party-worthy trash.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Kendrick Lamar: untitled, unmastered.

“…untitled unmastered. is no mere offcut dump. It’s as vital as anything else its maker has released.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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2 Chainz: ColleGrove

“…a glorious journey across the hip-hop production spectrum, from Mannie Fresh to Metro Boomin.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Dr. Dog: The Psychedelic Swamp

“Back in 2001, The Psychedelic Swamp seemed an appropriate name for the debut cassette from psychedelic pranksters Dr. Dog, but some 15 years later the title seems even more fitting given that the band decided to revisit, rework, and re-jigger the entirety of the album to create a brand-new album for 2016.” -Allmusic.com Check our […]

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Brothers Osborne: Pawn Shop

“Sanded and varnished though they may be, the pair feel fresh, their chemistry easy and natural, so they pull off their spiffy retro act with style.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“Goin’ Your Way catches two top-notch artists in grand form, giving their best for their fans and seemingly having a lot of fun doing it, and this is an engaging souvenir of an inspired meeting of the smart pop minds.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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K Michelle: More Issues Than Vogue

“…More Issues Than Vogue wisely sticks to roughly the same makeup of Pate’s first two albums.” -Allmusic Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Rita Wilson: Rita Wilson

“Rita Wilson is a rare example of an album that’s meant to be an honest work of personal expression and a bid for larger commercial success at the same time…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Pete Yorn: ArrangingTime

“This tonal elasticity gives ArrangingTime an enveloping warmth, one that is alluring even if it tends to shift concentration away from the songwriting that allegedly was his greatest strength.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Joe Bonamassa: Blues of Desperation

“Despite its hardscrabble title — a sentiment mirrored by the deeply etched black & white cover art — 2016’s Blues of Desperation is very much a continuation of the bright, varied blues-rock heard on Different Shades of Blue.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Zayn: Mind of Mine

“It’s music he couldn’t have made with One Direction and while it may not be breaking any new ground, it’s new for him and he’s talented enough to make that interesting for anyone who likes well-made pop music.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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The Kooks: Listen

“…the Kooks definitively take a step toward a fresher, modern music, one that’s informed by dance music and rap, not to mention a retro-new wave fetish that’s simultaneously old and new.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories

“…Upland Stories is a reminder that the brilliance of Gone Away Backward was no fluke, and that in his mid-fifties, Robbie Fulks is only getting better, both as a songwriter and as a recording artist. Highly recommended.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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The Joy Formidiable: Hitch

“The Welsh trio’s third spin under the stylus, Hitch finds the Joy Formidable turning inward, but keeping the speaker cabinets aimed squarely toward the nosebleed section.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Dave Mason: The Columbia Years

“There are excesses in every direction — sometimes the ballads get too sticky, sometimes the jams too slick — but that’s part of Mason’s appeal: he liked to sample everything he fancied and this is a good sampler of all those interests.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Patty Griffin: Servant of Love

“Servant of Love is an album that needs a few spins to be fully appreciated, but it’s as sincere, heartfelt, and artful as anything Griffin has released to date, and if the form may seem elusive to some listeners, the content is powerful and satisfying, a reminder of why Patty Griffin is one of our […]

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“Thanks to some high-profile guest stars, The Critics Give It 5 Stars can take the form of pleasing country-pop…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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3 Doors Down: Us and the Night

“Despite its nocturnal title, Us and the Night is by many measures a brighter affair than Time of My Life…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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