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Banjoreno

The Jawbones
SELF-RELEASED

Our fair city, the birthplace of the jug band, is also home to The Jawbones, a trio with a taste for that venerable music and its step-cousins: ragtime, hokum blues and hillbilly dance tunes.

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The DL Sessions

DL
SELF-RELEASED

Musically speaking, nothing on The DL Sessions is terribly remarkable — but in all respects, it’s soulful and sincere, which makes the whole thing remarkable in and of itse

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Vibrations EP

Nemo
SELF-RELEASED

Nathan Ward is a Lexington-based emcee who recently released his second extended player for free.

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Noise in the Street

Luke Cissell
SELF-RELEASED

Luke Cissell’s songs are as modest as his ambitions are admirably outsized, a tension perfectly illustrated by the hilariously incongruous album credit: “Recorded in New York City

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Dear Companion

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore
SUB POP

Don’t ask, “What’s the single?” Among its many accomplishments, this collaboration is a great argument on behalf of a complete, sequenced set.

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From The Ruins

Azteca
Inakustik

You should always be dubious when people tell you someone “discovered” or “invented” something.

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Real Life is No Cool

Lindstrøm And Christabelle
SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND

Within two or three songs, I can be pretty sure if a record is going to fall under the vague categories of “good” and “bad.” I’ve listened to Norwegian duo Lindstr&osl

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You And Me

Kevin Barker
GNOMONSONG

Kevin Barker wants to be your friend. The Vetiver guitarist has crafted You & Me for you.

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Transference

Spoon
MERGE

Indie-pop legends Spoon return with another set of tunes designed to make you dance ... and think.

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Heligoland

Massive Attack
VIRGIN

As always with Massive Attack, dark beats and ominous vibes permeate Heligoland, and as with previous efforts, the disc is crammed full of guest singers and musicians, inc