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Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, The Magnolia Electric Co.) was widely beloved by musicians; anyone who’s ever tried to channel the blues would know how pure his were. Here, My Morning Jacket, Wooden Wand, Catherine Irwin and more tackle 27 of his songs.
On a new compilation, an all-star cast makes songs out of sounds recorded from space, specifically the golden disc aboard Voyager 1. Participants include Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon, Beach House, The Antlers and more.
The Soulquarian-influenced singer Jesse Boykins III weaves earthy vocals and new-age production into a dreamy future.
Slint’s 1991 classic album deserves reconsideration as a work of haunting beauty and surprising warmth.
The Afghan Whigs' first album in 16 years chronicles Greg Dulli's tug-of-war with evil, as he imagines it.
While many of Ratking’s contemporaries (Joey Bada$$ or A$AP Nast, for example) are concerned with “bringing New York back” aesthetically if not sonically, Ratking is more interested in moving things forward.
The Norwegian DJ and songwriter Todd Terje, known for his singles, crafts a cohesive album that builds to near-perfection. Even the pessimists can find escape in his nostalgic, hopeful music.