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Grimes: Art Angels

“…Claire Boucher’s fourth album is wilder, more ambitious, and — at least on the surface — more accessible than her breakthrough.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Halsey: Badlands

“Ultimately, it’s all of Halsey’s seemingly contradictory elements brought together that lend Badlands such a fascinating topography.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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New Politics: Vikings

“The third full-length album from Denmark’s New Politics, 2015’s Vikings features more of the trio’s infectious emo and dance-oriented pop.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Robert Delong: In the Cards

“…even when he’s tackling complex emotions, DeLong never forgets to keep his songs hip-swayingly straightforward and melodically memorable.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Atlas Genius: Inanimate Objects

“The amiable, penultimate number ‘City We Grow’ tries to get the home fires burning again with its driving back beat and easy pop-punk chorus, but by time the folksy ‘Levitate’ ambles in to seal the deal, there’s so little gas in the tank that the listener can no longer afford to keep the radio on.” […]

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JR JR: JR JR

“Light on ballads, the song mix is much more frolicking than disjointed, all stamped with JR JR’s blend of classic songcraft and contemporary, electronic-infused sound, and choruses that manage not to get too chanty or overcooked while still easy to digest. With all proper attention on the music, the rebranding will also likely go down […]

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Passion Pit: Kindred

“Married after his group’s previous album, Gossamer, having split from prior bandmates, and appearing in a PSA about the importance of his having sought professional help for his bipolar disorder, frontman Michael Angelakos presents a gratitude-imbued, relatively ballad-heavy, but still sparkling third Passion Pit LP in Kindred. In no great shift from the distinctive sound […]

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“That carefree and innocent look contradicts the sound of Little Dragon’s fourth album….Recorded in the group’s native Gothenburg and evidently affected by the region’s grim winter weather — as well as Janet Jackson ballads, and maybe a suffocating relationship — Nabuma Rubberband contains little in the way of bopping bop….[T]he group’s most accomplished work.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog […]

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“Takako Minekawa returned with Toropical Circle, a collaboration with former Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong that is equally familiar and surprising….Toropical Circle might be Minekawa’s least overtly poppy album yet, but it’s also one of her most successful and intriguing; it’s true to her spirit as well as Wong’s, and a lovely, welcome return.” –All Music […]

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Foster the People: Supermodel

“Supermodel is full of infectious, dance-oriented music that touches upon ’80s-influenced dance-rock… soulful psychedelia… and melodic acoustic rock… in equal measure….[I]f Torches scratched the surface of twenty-something angst, then Supermodel takes that exploration a few steps deeper, revealing a more introspective, enigmatic, world-weary tone.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Phantogram: Voices

“Voices is filled with catchy, emotion-packed songs that will sound great booming out of radio speakers, soundtracking late nights spent alone and wondering, and anytime some really powerful modern pop is needed.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Bastille: Bad Blood

“Bad Blood is a solid, polished debut that fans of acts like Snow Patrol (who don’t mind more electronics in the mix) might appreciate more than synth-pop aficionados.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Milosh: Jet Lag

“[I]t is Milosh’s smoothest and most focused solo work….Milosh’s rhythms are softer, more supple, and they suit his voice more than before….[A] sophisticated electronic pop album with a serious lingering effect.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Arriving after a year’s worth of anticipation… Chvrches’ debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, surpassed the significant hype surrounding it….[A] large part of their appeal comes from Lauren Mayberry’s voice. There’s something about her bright, slightly raspy soprano that grabs ears and hearts, even though she spends most of the album telling off […]

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Julia Holter: Loud City Song

“[B]ask in the beauty of Holter’s voice, which is often overlooked given all the other things going on in her music….Loud City Song is Holter’s most polished work to date, and another example of how she upholds and redefines what it means to be an avant-garde singer/songwriter.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Lightning Dust: Fantasy

“By the album’s conclusion, its strengths are found in the songwriting, which only benefits from Lightning Dust’s restless experimentation and willingness to abandon their style for new modes well outside their comfort zone. The best songs on Fantasy are easily the best in Lightning Dust’s catalog because of this winning combination of pushed boundaries and […]

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James Blake: Overgrown

“Somewhere between the vacant echoes of dub and trip-hop, dubstep’s sample-slicing production, and the contained heartbreak of a singer/songwriter playing piano to himself in an empty room, Blake has crafted Overgrown….While it might take listeners a few spins to find the right head space for the album, once they get there, it’s an easy place […]

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Atoms for Peace: Amok

“Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace involves longtime Radiohead engineer/producer Nigel Godrich (Ultraísta) and bassist Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), as well as two session veterans in drummer Joey Waronker (R.E.M., Ultraísta) and percussionist Mauro Refosco (Forro in the Dark)….[T]hey’ve come up with this, a product of jam sessions formed — by Yorke and Godrich — […]

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Quadron: Avalanche

“[T]he album has all of the charm, nuance, and lingering effect of the debut. Lush, cushiony grooves are supplied….Those who were attracted to the first album’s quiet, lithe moments get some of the same through ‘Befriend,’ ‘Sea Salt,’ and ‘Avalanche’ — airy romantic ballads with perfectly slight touches of woodwinds, strings, and even pedal steel […]

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Future Bible Heroes: Partygoing

“It’s been ten years since the last Future Bible Heroes album, but for those in the know, it’s hardly felt like a drought, as the group is merely a re-skinned version of ultra-prolific songwriter Stephin Merritt’s myriad other outlets, which include Magnetic Fields, Gothic Archies, and the 6ths….[F]ew songwriters can capture the bleak comedy of […]

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