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Shim’s adorkable She, Zooey Deschanel, has had quite a fall season.

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More Is Than Isn’t

RJD2
RJ’S ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

There’s a reason this critic listens to albums in as many different locations on as many different machines as possible before processing those sounds into words: What works in one situation

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On Oni Pond

Man Man
ANTI-

Man Man shouldn’t still be alive. This batshit crazy circus began making Swordfishtrombones for Generation Y almost a decade ago.

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Beautiful Rewind

Four Tet
TEXT

Beautiful Rewind sees Keiran Hebden’s Four Tet branch out from the fractured pop of his previous efforts.

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The Bobby Kennedy LP

T-Razor
SELF-RELEASED
T-Razor commits a rap cardinal sin on the last song: He actually asks for his headphones to be turned down.
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Glow and Behold

Yuck
FAT POSSUM

Glow and Behold is full of perfectly enjoyable songs.

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The Unrequited

Kaejo
SELF-RELEASED

I love Childish Gambino, Donald Glover’s rap alter-ego.

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Gay Disco

Guerilla Toss
NNA TAPES

The spiritual heirs to Arab On Radar, Guerilla Toss make a gleefully heinous noise that somehow manages to remain catchy despite its best efforts.

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Cupid’s Head

The Field
KOMPAKT

Anyone familiar with the work of Swedish minimal techno producer Axel Willner, aka The Field, could tell you: The man has a formula, but damn, does it work.

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The Adventures of House Ghost

House Ghost
SELF-RELEASED
The girls are on the shore / And we’re watchin’ them shake / In the sun.