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2017 album releases

10 Albums to Look Out For in 2017

In music, the only thing as important as knowing what’s happened is knowing what’s just about to happen. But there’s no prognostication involved in staying a step ahead when it comes to the new year’s schedule of album releases. All you have to do is

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5 More New Albums That Keep the ‘60s Spirit Alive

Not long ago we shared a short tally of 2016 albums by artists bringing a ‘60s influence to the fore. But what we neglected to mention at the time was that we were just getting started. Looking back at last year from this year, we

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Now Listen Here! You Need to Know About These 6 Reissues and Archival Albums

Amid the overwhelming rush of compelling albums that came out in 2016, it’s entirely conceivable that you might have overlooked some of the year’s new releases that weren’t technically new. If you ever needed a reminder that the past is still a potent source of

The Top 13 Albums of 2016

  If you were making a musical time capsule for the year 2016, you’d want to be comprehensive, right? And that might involve breaking some rules (like keeping your list narrowed down to 10). So be it. And so we present our picks for the

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6 Great Indie Film Soundtracks You May Have Never Heard

Great as they were from a strictly cinematic standpoint, can you imagine Juno without the Kimya Dawson/Moldy Peaches songs, or Ghost World minus that searing, spooky Skip James track? Pick one of the indie films closest to your heart and it’s exceedingly likely that the