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Jay Stay Paid

J-Dilla
Nature Sounds

When I die, and my family and friends begin to sift through my belongings, they will find several folders of writings no eyes but mine have ever seen. Will what they read resonate with them?

Scramble

The Coathangers
Suicide Squeeze

With the emergence of garage rock and the success of bands like The White Stripes and The Ting Tings, it was only a matter of time before knock-offs would start coming out of the woodwork.

Federal Reserve Note

Moffi Don
Self-released

Dear God in heaven. Please tell me this is a prank and I’m playing the role of Abbott to Moffi’s Costello. You know what?

The Eternal

Sonic Youth
Matador

Dear Thurston Moore,

Wilco (The Album)

Wilco
Nonesuch

Not surprisingly, intricate melodies and thought-provoking lyrics abound on Wilco’s latest.

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Oohs and Aahs

Say Hi
Barsuk

Oohs and Aahs sounds lavish considering its humble genesis in the bedroom of Say Hi’s lone band member, Eric Elbogen.

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The Devil You Know

Heaven & Hell
Rhino

For many purists, the only true singer for Black Sabbath is reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne.

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I Blame You

Obits
Sub Pop

For a debut, this doesn’t sound like a new band, does it? Well, that’s because they aren’t exactly new.

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Relapse

Eminem
Shady/Aftermath/Interscope

When you’ve spent the better part of a decade pushing the envelope, once it’s fallen off the table, is anything shocking?

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Adult Nights

Wild Light
Star Time International

Wild Light are a band that you probably haven’t heard before — and might never hear again — but they have made an album that is impossible to ignore with Adult Nights.