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Lucid Happenings

littledidweknow
SELF-RELEASED

With every year, littledidweknow has improved and matured. After years of gestation, they’ve finally given us a frenzied debut.

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Doris

Earl Sweatshirt
TAN CRESSIDA/COLUMBIA

Unlike some of his Odd Future cohorts, Earl Sweatshirt seems less prone to needlessly provoke controversy.

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The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me

The White Mandingos
FAT BEATS

This album really should have been buried by its ambition, but somehow found its way through the sheer weight of moving parts, genre collapsing and humor amidst lofty topics to make for one of 2013

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Get Thy Bearings

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
ROYAL POTATO FAMILY

Robert Walter has reconvened the 20th Congress, with Cochemea Gastelum and Karl Denson on saxes, Elgin Park on guitar, and others.

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An Object

No Age
SUB POP

Like Mission of Burma’s Signals, Calls & Marches, An Object is a people’s record.

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Bosnian Rainbows

Bosnian Rainbows
SARGENT HOUSE

Since the untimely disbandment of The Mars Volta, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has changed course, and no, not with another solo album.

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Paracosm

Washed Out
SUB POP

It’s easy to fall in love with Paracosm, and nearly impossible to quit it.

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Love Hangover

Old Baby
KARATE BODY

There's an American gothic undercurrent running through Love Hangover, Old Baby’s second full-length release.

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Tawk Tomahawk

Hiatus Kaiyote
FLYING BUDDHA

We’ll start here: This album is ridiculously good.

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Fresh Squeezed

Jerry Tolson
JEKATO MUSIC

Can you say “straightahead jazz”?