1. It was a mistake, yes, but now we really hope LL Cool J listens to the hypnotic hippie hoodoo that is GOAT

  2. On King Tuff’s third album, the D.I.Y. glam-rocker re-brands himself as some sort of demonic teenager.
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    On King Tuff’s third album, the D.I.Y. glam-rocker re-brands himself as some sort of demonic teenager.

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  3. After two solid albums, Too Bright is something shockingly new for Perfume Genius: a set of muscular, magnificently controlled songs that explore darkness inside and out.
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    After two solid albums, Too Bright is something shockingly new for Perfume Genius: a set of muscular, magnificently controlled songs that explore darkness inside and out.

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  4. Mapei’s savvy-sweet brand of pop is proof that high-quality ingredients can’t be faked, even in a product designed for immediate and mass consumption.
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    Mapei’s savvy-sweet brand of pop is proof that high-quality ingredients can’t be faked, even in a product designed for immediate and mass consumption.

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  5. Leonard Cohen's 13th album creates a space for slow-moving reflection that expands with each listen.
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    Leonard Cohen's 13th album creates a space for slow-moving reflection that expands with each listen.

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  6. There’s not much contrivance, not much high-concept, just a dad (Wilco's Jeff Tweedy) and his son bashing out tunes.
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    There’s not much contrivance, not much high-concept, just a dad (Wilco's Jeff Tweedy) and his son bashing out tunes.

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  7. Madman shows Sean Rowe mixing his folk and junk-shop rock styles together with new elements: soul, blues, gospel, R&B. 
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    Madman shows Sean Rowe mixing his folk and junk-shop rock styles together with new elements: soul, blues, gospel, R&B. 

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  8. Jon Mueller is thinking about death. It sounds like a hammer hitting an acoustic guitar. William Ryan Fritch joins the Volcano Choir drummer for a blown-out, hyper-real orchestra of the self.
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    Jon Mueller is thinking about death. It sounds like a hammer hitting an acoustic guitar. William Ryan Fritch joins the Volcano Choir drummer for a blown-out, hyper-real orchestra of the self.

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  9. Tricky still has a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere.
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    Tricky still has a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere.

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  10. Justin Townes Earle's latest songs offer a new angle on the mercurial nature of infatuation.
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    Justin Townes Earle's latest songs offer a new angle on the mercurial nature of infatuation.

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