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Past the Legal Limit

The Revenge of Ricky Williams
SELF-RELEASED

Party-punk outfit The Revenge of Ricky Williams’ debut is solid almost in spite of itself. On their website, they list their No. 1 influence as No Doubt, which raises eyebrows.

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Similes

Eluvium
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

Louisville-bred Portland transplant Matthew Cooper pushes his Eluvium project into new territory on Similes, mostly by incorporating vocals and something approximating tra

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Banjoreno

The Jawbones
SELF-RELEASED

Our fair city, the birthplace of the jug band, is also home to The Jawbones, a trio with a taste for that venerable music and its step-cousins: ragtime, hokum blues and hillbilly dance tunes.

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The DL Sessions

DL
SELF-RELEASED

Musically speaking, nothing on The DL Sessions is terribly remarkable — but in all respects, it’s soulful and sincere, which makes the whole thing remarkable in and of itse

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Vibrations EP

Nemo
SELF-RELEASED

Nathan Ward is a Lexington-based emcee who recently released his second extended player for free.

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Noise in the Street

Luke Cissell
SELF-RELEASED

Luke Cissell’s songs are as modest as his ambitions are admirably outsized, a tension perfectly illustrated by the hilariously incongruous album credit: “Recorded in New York City

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Dear Companion

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore
SUB POP

Don’t ask, “What’s the single?” Among its many accomplishments, this collaboration is a great argument on behalf of a complete, sequenced set.

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From The Ruins

Azteca
Inakustik

You should always be dubious when people tell you someone “discovered” or “invented” something.

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Real Life is No Cool

Lindstrøm And Christabelle
SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND

Within two or three songs, I can be pretty sure if a record is going to fall under the vague categories of “good” and “bad.” I’ve listened to Norwegian duo Lindstr&osl

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You And Me

Kevin Barker
GNOMONSONG

Kevin Barker wants to be your friend. The Vetiver guitarist has crafted You & Me for you.