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Keep an Eye on the Sky

Big Star
RHINO/ARDENT

Big Star’s career never hit any of the standard narrative points — they went from guileless, fresh-faced power-poppers to loose-limbed, self-aware smart-asses after just one album

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Us

Brother Ali
RHYMESAYERS

Much is written about this Minnesotan albino Muslim rapper being, well, a Minnesotan albino Muslim rapper, but not much at all about what he’s about.

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Life Through Bombardment

Eluvium
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

Matthew Cooper’s brain must be an interesting place to visit, if for no other reason than its idyllic landscapes.

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Some New Invention

The Genius File
JANGLE & ROAR

I’m not sure what to make of The Genius File. I like it … I like it a lot. But I’m not sure why it is that I got sucked in.

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Dumbb Haard

Doh the Joker
RAGS RECORDS

It’s agonizing to listen to an album whose production far exceeds the abilities of the artist named on the cover. The clear star of this album is producer Dr. Gonzo.

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Scanners

Scanners
RAGS RECORDS

Apparently I’m not the only person out there who considers 2000’s Deltron 3030 to be one of the premier hip-hop records of the decade.

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Definition of Me

2-3
SELF-RELEASED

I never learned through the album’s 20 tracks what exactly 2-3 stood for, but I will say that after my 2-3rd listen, I liked what I heard.

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Enemy Mine

Swan Lake
JAGJAGUWAR

On paper, Swan Lake — the Canadian indie super-group featuring Destroyer (née Daniel Bejar), Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown) and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes) — seems

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Overloaded Ark

Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh
DRAG CITY

Dimension, depth and mood are pervasive on Overloaded Ark, another magical, mystical vessel piloted by Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh.

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Radio Romanista

Kal
Asphalt Tango

Gypsy dance-masters Kal continue their steady rise from the clubs of their homeland Belgrade, scrambling notions and rerouting their roots in a genre far from myopic.