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Album Of The Week: Charly Bliss Guppy

The New York band Charly Bliss have just about the most perfectly millennial origin story I've ever encountered. When frontwoman Eva Grace Hendricks met guitarist…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2017 - 11:49 am

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Album Of The Week: Little Dragon Season High

The coastal town of Gothenburg is Sweden's second-biggest city, but it's not a big city; you can walk across the whole place in a couple…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2017 - 1:01 pm

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Album Of The Week: Future Islands The Far Field

Future Islands became a meme. That's something that happened. Their ultimate reward for years of making eloquent and elegant synthpop head-ringers, of playing every hole-in-the-wall…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2017 - 12:01 pm

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Album Of The Week: Aimee Mann Mental Illness

In 1985, at the second annual MTV Video Music Awards, 'Til Tuesday, the new wave band that Aimee Mann formed when she was in college,…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 11:02 am

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Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me

"This new album is barely music." That's Phil Elverum speaking about his new Mount Eerie album A Crow Looked At Me in Jayson Greene's stunning
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 10:21 am

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Album Of The Week: Sorority Noise You’re Not As __ As You Think

Cam Boucher, frontman of the great Connecticut emo band Sorority Noise, also has a hardcore band called Old Grey, and a few months ago, that…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2017 - 1:13 pm

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Album Of The Week: Laura Marling Semper Femina

Marcus Mumford used to be Laura Marling's drummer. It's so weird to think about that now. It's weird, in the first place, to think about…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Album Of The Week: Roc Marciano Rosebudd’s Revenge

For decades, most of the best New York rap sounded like a slap in the head. New York is, of course, the city that invented…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2017 - 12:12 pm

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Album Of The Week: Vagabon Infinite Worlds

Four tracks into Infinite Worlds, Vagabon's eight-song debut, we get a plot twist. For the first three songs, Infinite Worlds is an exercise in fuzzy,…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2017 - 11:42 am

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Album Of The Week: Jidenna The Chief

"Classic Man" is such a weird, great song. An ode to dressing and acting in courtly and old-school ways, "Classic Man" rode a sample of…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2017 - 12:18 pm

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Album Of The Week: Sinkane Life & Livin’ It

A decade ago, in an instantly notorious New Yorker piece called "A Paler Shade Of White," the critic Sasha Frere-Jones wrote sadly about how, as…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2017 - 11:58 am

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Album Of The Week: Syd Fin

"This album is not that deep." That's how Sydney Bennett described Fin, her first-ever solo album, when she was talking to The FADER not too…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2017 - 11:17 am

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Album Of The Week: Migos Culture

Sometimes, things just click. The last time the Migos released an album, the whole process was an absolute fucking mess. Their 2015 LP, Yung Rich
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2017 - 11:08 am

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Album Of The Week: Austra Future Politics

What will future politics look like? Is it too optimistic to even picture a future in which there can be politics? Katie Stelmanis, the opera-trained…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2017 - 10:02 am

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Album Of The Week: Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness

There are certain life experiences that might help lead a person toward writing an uncommonly good winter album. I'd argue that one of those experiences…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2017 - 10:17 am
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