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Me and Armini

Emiliana Torrini
(ROUGH TRADE)

Nobody knows it but everybody’s already heard Emiliana Torini.

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Red Parole

Seluah
KARATE BODY
A Spiderland for a new generation, Seluah’s long-gestating first full-length album is nothing short of a masterpiece.
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Shark Week

VOLP
MIXED NATION
Why is his album called Shark Week, you ask? Because he’s the “Great White Hope.” Oy. Excuse me while I shake my head on the branding alone.
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Creatio Ex Nihil

Stonecutters
SELF-RELEASED
Good news, guys, we found Riki Rachtman!
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Fear and Loathing in Clarksvegas

Dr. Gonzo
GRIMEY RHYME REGIME)
The producer of Scanners has put in his bid for the “Producer Album” and succeeds in achieving something more The Chronic than Aftermath Presents. Dr.
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RTJ2

Run the Jewels
(Mass Apeal)

If there is anything that Run The Jewels seems to specifically stand by, it’s a dedication to making unapologetically hard-as-fuck rap music.

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Orders of Operations

Karass
(Self Released)

The follow-up to “Imponderable Bloom,” Karass has returned with “Order of Operations,” an EP that sees the quartet collaborating with a host of vocalists.

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Ruins

Grouper
(Kranky)

There is dream pop and there is whatever Liz Harris, aka Grouper, has evolved the genre into.

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Singers Grave a Sea of Tongues

Bonnie "Prince" Billy
(Drag City)

It’s hard to get a read on Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

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Gold

Anwar Sadat
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE
Exhibiting an onslaught of displeasure, Gold is as complete as a post-punk record gets while working with such firm intensity and soft, yet duly discordant, melodies.