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Oh(io)

Lambchop
MERGE
First listen: “Am I in a nursing home? Everyone’s wearing white gowns. Oh, there’s a bunco game. Whatever happened to that gal, the one with the walker and the fake leg?
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Sweat It Out

Pink Spiders
MEAN BUZZ/ADRENALINE

By third track “Seventeen Candles,” the Pink Spiders have shown their devotion to exaggerated variety-show production.

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Nachts: Schnee/Aguirre I (Remixes)

Popol Vuh
EDITIONS MEGO

Germany’s Popol Vuh were the sonic partner to many of Werner Herzog’s most majestic films, including “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” (1972) and “Cobra Verde” (

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Ferment

Dogwater
FENCED IN
No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.
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Some Kind of Salvation

The Features
SELF-RELEASED

This Tennessee fire’s burned for a long time.

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Little Honey

Lucinda Williams
(LOST HIGHWAY)

A well-regarded, moody artist makes new music influenced by an unexpectedly exuberant new love relationship. Do we get sudden shifts toward rainbows and puppies?

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White Van Music

Jake One
RHYMESAYERS

Perhaps it’s because this album has such a stellar lineup that I’m so disappointed. There’s no way all these guys could have brought their best for one album.

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Don’t Believe

Cherryholmes
(SKAGGS FAMILY)

Listening to Cherryholmes’ third album, it becomes instantly apparent that the members of this familial outfit are top-shelf bluegrass musicians — the group’s instrumental interpl

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Nothing gives permission to just get drunk and reckless like a great bar-band.

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Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane
(SELF-RELEASED)

It seems like an obvious statement at first, but music is all about precision. On Paper Airplane’s new EP, when the playing is precise, songs really soar (pun intended).