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Royal Headache: High

“Try as you might, you’re not likely to find too many albums in 2015 that rock as hard or bleed as much as High.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Fidlar: Too

“While parts of Too show FIDLAR trying to find their footing, it’s all part of their evolution and is not without its charms.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Hanni El Khatib: Moonlight

“He (Khatib) works hard to build his gritty sonic patina, but as a songwriter, it remains hard to identify his uniqueness. Moonlight is a step in the right direction, though, and it’s nice to hear him stretch out creatively.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“It’s all a highlight with White Reaper and their album is all thriller, zero filler. It’s guaranteed to hit you right in the right spot, getting your feet moving and your head gleefully bobbing along like mad. More than almost any other rock & roll band in 2015, these guys truly get what it’s all […]

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The Black Keys: Turn Blue

“Turn Blue, the 2014 successor to their down-and-dirty international blockbuster El Camino, is… a churning psychedelic excursion that slowly pulses in any color you like….Turn Blue impresses because it does what all great bands should do: it captures a band stretching while always sounding like themselves.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog Listen Now

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Habibi: Habibi

“A cursory listen to Brooklyn indie act Habibi’s self-titled debut album would initially seem to suggest a straightforward punk approach to the classic girl group template….Far from naive but also completely lacking any of the jaded calculation of many of their peers, Habibi’s debut offers up a set of songs that swim in strangeness, beauty, […]

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Hanni El Khatib: Head In The Dirt

“Building off of the sound of his reckless and grimy debut, Hanni El Khatib returns with a somewhat more polished sound for his sophomore effort, Head in the Dirt….[F]or all of its weirdness, this album feels more like a pop record than his debut, and… it feels a lot more put together, bearing a lot […]

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Palma Violets: 180

“These songs reveal a band that’s brawnier than your average Brit-rock upstarts — there’s more muscle in their attack, and their raspy baritone vocals are a nice change from the reedy tenors and Ian Curtis clones that front so many of their contemporaries.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito

“Since Fever to Tell, with each album the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have challenged their audience with their changes, and Mosquito is no exception. A 180 from It’s Blitz!’s flashy electro sheen, the band’s fourth album downplays synths, programmed beats, and other gadgetry in favor of drums, guitars, and a mix of rock and inward-looking ballads […]

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