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The Monitor

Titus Andronicus
XL

“If we build the grand framing concept, great songs will naturally come to it.” That might be how singer Patrick Stickles imagines his own “Field of Dreams.” Last year

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Snakes for the Divine

High on Fire
KOCH

Expectations can erect hurdles only overcome by a willingness to engage in repeat listens.

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July Flame

Laura Veirs
RAVEN MARCHING BAND RECORDS

“Rapture” was the first Laura Veirs song I ever heard.

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Introducing Perunika Trio

Perunika Trio
WORLD MUSIC NETWORK

It’s unlikely you’ll hear another record like Introducing anytime soon.

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Double Jointer

Golden Triangle
HARDLY ART

On their debut, Brooklyn’s Golden Triangle create an endearing racket so simplistic, it’s a wonder it took six band members to create it.

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The Stimulus Package

Freeway & Jake One
RHYMESAYERS

This album is going to be hard to beat, and it’s only March.

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Edgehill Avenue sounds like a great band. They’re rooted in the classic rock and soulful blues that sappy music critics (myself included) go crazy over.

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Mwaliko

Lionel Loueke
BLUE NOTE/EMI

Mostly comprised of duets with guests, including Angelique Kidjo and Esperanza Spalding, plus three songs with his trio, Mwaliko could have been a disaster.

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Perfect View

Libby Johnson
WRONG RECORDS

I’m short on fresh things to say about Libby Johnson and her third solo album, Perfect View. I can’t think of anything that hasn’t been said before.

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Sane Boat/Boo!

Little Brothers
SELF-RELEASED

Fans of Sloan and Belle & Sebastian will find plenty to love in the Little Brothers’ breezy power-pop.