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The Invisible Way

Low
SUB POP
Since The Great Destroyer, Low seems compelled to hinge each successive album on the merit of one central idea, be that to rock out — not Low’s signature move — o
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Same Trailer Different Park

Kacey Musgraves
MERCURY NASHVILLE
Kacey Musgraves’ major-label debut is an oasis of all I’ve needed from a songwriter; this album is immediately in the conversation of greats.
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Samuel Street Songs

Bobby Falk
SELF-RELEASED
Drummer Bobby Falk’s second album showcases his playing, writing and arranging, with support from Luke Barker and Graeme Gardiner (saxophones), Kris Eans (trumpet/flugelhorn), John Arstingstall
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Without a Net

The Wayne Shorter Quartet
BLUE NOTE
Saxophonist Shorter turns 80 this year and has released his first album for Blue Note since 1970.
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Woman

Rhye
UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC
So warm and inviting, if it were a blanket, you’d curl up in its bare vocals and sensuous rhythm.
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Legendary Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn joins iconic skateboarding frontman Mike Vallely for Good For You, a project that supposes to be energetic and vibrant.
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The Plain Where the Palace Stood

David Grubbs
DRAG CITY
Bygone is the marriage of David Grubbs and the angular noise-rock of previous acts Squirrel Bait and Bastro, replaced by the contemplative pop music started in Gastr Del Sol and continued here in his
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Totale Nite

Merchandise
NIGHT-PEOPLE
If this was played without any preface, you may assume this to be by The Smiths or Echo and the Bunnymen, some obscure b-side you somehow missed.
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Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile
MATADOR
“There’s a time in my life / That I sometimes go back to” is an aphoristic taste of Wakin on a Pretty Daze’s screened-in porch atmosphere.
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Jeet Kune D.O.H.

D.O.H. (Dollaz Ova Hoez)
SELF-RELEASED
Largely self-produced, Jeet Kune D.O.H. finds the Grimey Rhyme master at arms embracing Bruce Lee’s philosophy over its 16 tracks.