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Not many could be named connoisseurs of melody — in composition and in song.

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Music for a Sophomore Phase

A Light Beacon
SELF-RELEASED

Despite its effort to bridge the gap between glacial post-rock and dense electronic ambience … Sophomore Phase isn’t quite sure what sort of record it wants to be.

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Movin’ On

The Big Diggity
SELF-RELEASED

Seven years between records in this town is an eternity, but it’s not as though Mauriece Hamilton has stayed dormant.

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Bonnie “Prince” Billy
SELF-RELEASED

Will Oldham hasn’t run out of tricks in his 20-plus years of sharing his music with Louisville and beyond.

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Beyond All Light

Anagnorisis
SELF-RELEASED

Within the ever-changing musical landscape of Louisville, a crop of black metal acts have emerged and quickly become a force to be reckoned with.

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Vessel

Vessel
SELF-RELEASED

I turned on the CD player, started hearing some disc I had left in the day before, and wondered if it was some unreleased material from The Band I forgot I had. A Grateful Dead side project?

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Over Thinking

Marc Adams
SELF-RELEASED

Sure, I didn’t like Marc’s first album, but good music is undeniable. He has a strong ear for beats and is a pretty fair writer.

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Lucid Happenings

littledidweknow
SELF-RELEASED

With every year, littledidweknow has improved and matured. After years of gestation, they’ve finally given us a frenzied debut.

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Doris

Earl Sweatshirt
TAN CRESSIDA/COLUMBIA

Unlike some of his Odd Future cohorts, Earl Sweatshirt seems less prone to needlessly provoke controversy.

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The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me

The White Mandingos
FAT BEATS

This album really should have been buried by its ambition, but somehow found its way through the sheer weight of moving parts, genre collapsing and humor amidst lofty topics to make for one of 2013