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Caravan

The John La Barbera Big Band
JAZZ COMPASS

Many big bands embrace “more is more” with flashy showpieces: not this one.

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Do To the Beast

Afghan Whigs
SUB POP

Growing up in Cincinnati does a few things to a person — having knowledge of what an Ass Pony is, random encounters with Blessid Union of Souls, and mall food court conversations with the Lac

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Pocket Full of Ohms

Allen Poe
SELF-RELEASED

One-third of Frankfort’s Basement Up, Allen Poe’s Ohms is beautifully produced, from blog favorite “Gina” (featuring Von Pea) to “Grand Entrance” (w

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Somewhere Else

Lydia Loveless
BLOODSHOT

Lydia Loveless created a buzz three years ago with the release of Indestructible Machine, an album rooted in cow-punk grit.

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Raven Town Witch

The Phantom Family Halo
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE

A weird vibe permeates the entirety of Witch, an all-encompassing, sinister veneer that indicts the listener as somehow complicit in whatever it is they’ve done wrong.

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The Satanist

Behemoth
METAL BLADE

While metal is often theatrical in nature, there are some, such as Behemoth architect Nergal, for whom it isn’t an act.

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Cosmonaught: Course Two

Various Artists
SELF-RELEASED

Two is the second in an anthology series helmed by the prolific William Ragland.

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Kinetic Meditations

Gardiner/ Vasconcellos
SELF-RELEASED

Lourenço Vasconcellos’ congas, almost ritualistic, set a scene; Graeme Gardiner’s sinuous saxophone percolates through … waves of sound wash over the percussion … i

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After the Disco

Broken Bells
SONY

James Mercer and Brian Burton’s second full-length trip as Broken Bells is a decidedly brighter listen than before, though as catchy and repeatable.

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Dirty Gold

Angel Haze
REPUBLIC/ISLAND

Not everything that comes in a shiny package does so to hide a lack of depth, but this is not the album the hard-hitting emcee’s earlier work led us to expect.