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Let’s Be Still

The Head and the Heart
SUB POP

The sunny days are waning and the cold, harsh winter approaches. But upon pressing play on Let’s Be Still, a warmth spreads through the blood.

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Psychic

Darkside
MATADOR/OTHER PEOPLE

American-Chilean laptop wizard Nicolas Jaar was 21 when he released his enthusiastically received, shockingly mature debut full-length, Space Is Only Noise, by which time he had starte

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Stitches

Califone
DEAD OCEANS

Califone has done this before: The frequently brilliant avant-roots collective has sold a platter of undercooked ideas and called it an album.

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The Filthy Fifteen

Filthy Rich
SELF-RELEASED
Producer, bassist and beatmaker Richard Herrell worked his contacts list to put together his first “producer album” with some of the city’s nastiest emcees.
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Supertruck

Supertruck
SELF-RELEASED

I wasn’t really lucid in the ’70s (but then, who was?), but I am a student of music history.

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Kiss Land

The Weeknd
REPUBLIC

From the start, The Weeknd has fit into the oddly specific niche of darkly seductive R&B, as filtered through some of the smoothest production around.

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You See Us

PitchBlak Brass Band
SELF-RELEASED

If we’re honest, most jazz-anything hybrids suck.

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Nepenthe

Julianna Barwick
DEAD OCEANS

On the beautiful Nepenthe, ambient vocalist Julianna Barwick trades the introverted, lonely quality of her excellent 2011 album The Magic Place for warmth and openn

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Live Today

Derrick Hodge
BLUE NOTE

While the name may not sound alarms, his bass notes are likely already in your collection.

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R Plus Seven

Oneohtrix Point Never
WARP

You could probably tell from the name that there is little conventional about Oneohtrix Point Never.