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Paste
With eight other studio albums under their belt and 20 years as a band, Thank You for Today surprises by offering a fresh take on Death Cab’s familiar sound: an album that’s grown-up without being musty.
23m ago - Source

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Rolling Stone
A wonderful little record that never lets up, piling on unassumingly buzzy fun until you start realizing you might be in the presence of a true power-pop monument.
26m ago - Source

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Rolling Stone
80
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Rolling Stone
As her third LP proves, making complex feelings of powerlessness loom as large as movie kaijus isn’t just a signature talent — it can seem like the main point and power of what Miyawaki does.
29m ago - Source

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NOW Magazine
It’s sometimes surprising when you discover that pop songs, as loud and vibrant as they often are, can be quite devastating. This is especially true on Mitski’s excellent fifth album.
29m ago - Source

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NOW Magazine
100
30m ago - Source

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Pitchfork

On her first new release in almost 20 years, Japanese composer Midori Takada joins London-based musician Lafawndah on a short but fascinating multimedia project with mythical overtones.

33m ago - Source

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Rolling Stone
80
34m ago - Source

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Release Date: August 10, 2018

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American Songwriter
It’s an album that sounds intimate and confessional even as it’s bursting with musical ideas that outstrip the usual singer-songwriter focus on acoustic guitar or piano and vocal.
1h ago - Source

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American Songwriter
80
1h ago - Source

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Sputnikmusic

Across Be the Cowboy, she is utterly herself: charismatic, slightly left-of-centre, arresting, and -- as always -- the odd one out in a crowded room. She may resign herself to the role of wallflower, but at least there’s music playing.

1h ago - Source

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Sputnikmusic
76
1h ago - Source

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Clash
‘Smote Receiver’ is what Can, Deep Purple or King Crimson would sound like if they came out 2018. Loud, hypnotic, vitriolic solos, mordant melodies with biting lyrics. It’s everything we’ve come to expect, and I can’t wait to hear the next Oh Sees instalment later in the year.
1h ago - Source

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Clash
80
1h ago - Source

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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AllMusic

The Diet isn't a quantum leap over New Misery, but it certainly represents a step forward for Cullen Omori, both as a songwriter and a performer, and as long as his love life remains problematic, he should have a great future ahead of him.

1h ago - Source

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The Guardian
60
1h ago - Source

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Release Date: May 25, 2018

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God Is in the TV
It ... wouldn’t be surprising in the least if Our Girl’s debut album makes you feel stranger today, with the fluttery, stomach-lurching thrill of falling in love.
2h ago - Source

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God Is in the TV
90
2h ago - Source

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HipHopDX

Regardless of where he goes next, ONEPOINTFIVE stands as a worthy entry into the catalog of an artist who remains nothing but himself.

2h ago - Source

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HipHopDX
80
2h ago - Source

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Exclaim!
80
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic

As it stands ... Queen is another chapter of Minaj's good but largely meandering and inconsistent full-length album output.

2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
60
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
80
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic

Combined with a higher level of musicality kept in check with a greater sense of nuance, The Nature of Imitation is Johnson's most accomplished and enjoyable album.

2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
80
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
60
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic

Ripping with an inspired glam-punk energy, Miles Kane's third solo outing, 2018's Coup de Grace, finds the Last Shadow Puppets co-leader honing his influences with diamond-eyed intensity.

2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
80
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
Jettisoning the pop architecture of his Youth Lagoon days, Powers has distilled his angst into a highly concentrated sonic tonic that both delights and disturbs.
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
70
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
70
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
70
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic

2018's Smote Reverser feels like the culmination of all the experimentation the band has undertaken over the previous few years, the final steps of Dwyer's ascent to guitar genius, and the kind of album whose deep mysteries will keep people buzzing for years.

2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
90
2h ago - Source

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AllMusic

Like any visual album, the floating sounds here are probably best experienced in conjunction with the visuals they were created for, but even on their own, there's a calm power that grows as the various passages of Tangerine Reef fade in and out of one another.

2h ago - Source

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AllMusic
70
3h ago - Source

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AllMusic

In the end, rather than being a disappointment, Be the Cowboy's point of view provides a brilliant twist, one that channels all the unease, unpredictability, and intuitiveness of Mitski's previous work -- even for those who don't take in the lyrics.

3h ago - Source

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AllMusic
90
3h ago - Source

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AllMusic

With Thank You For Today, Ben Gibbard moves Death Cab For Cutie into a new phase, one that reflects his newly-minted middle age and one without Chris Walla. It's a new beginning, but one that announces itself with a whisper.

3h ago - Source

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AllMusic
70
3h ago - Source

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A.V. Club

Thank You For Today, Death Cab For Cutie’s tightly crafted ninth studio album and first since 2015’s Kintsugi likely won’t disappoint fans—but it’s also hard to muster tremendous enthusiasm for it.

3h ago - Source

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A.V. Club
67
3h ago - Source

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A.V. Club
The longer Oh Sees go, the more wicked they get.
3h ago - Source

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A.V. Club
83
3h ago - Source

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A.V. Club

The worst way to engage with Tangerine Reef is by listening to it.

3h ago - Source

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A.V. Club
43
3h ago - Source

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A.V. Club
It’s a lot of fun, but not quite the instant classic for which Minaj seems to have been aiming.
3h ago - Source

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A.V. Club
83
3h ago - Source

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Release Date: March 3, 2018

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Release Date: September 28, 2018

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Under The Radar
75
4h ago - Source

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Slant Magazine

Sweetener is a reflection of Grande's growing awareness of herself as an artist and her place in the world.

4h ago - Source

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Slant Magazine
70
4h ago - Source

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PopMatters

Tangerine Reef is a project that may likely polarize Animal Collective fans, and it may not be an ideal jumping-off point for anyone looking to discover this unique band, but it's a worthy addition to their catalog, and it supports a supremely important cause in this day and age.

4h ago - Source

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PopMatters
80
4h ago - Source

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Release Date: August 17, 2018

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Release Date: February 23, 2018

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Pitchfork

Few albums lay bare the process of their making quite like Suffuse; fewer still evince a desire on the part of the artist to relinquish control, piece by piece, until they have all but handed the reins to someone else. By introducing some of the era’s most compelling women singers to his music, Montgomery uncaps the catharsis that comes when you don’t have to sound like yourself.

5h ago - Source

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AllMusic

Montgomery's decision to collaborate with guest vocalists was a wise one, as he realizes that his own voice has its limitations, and while his guitar techniques are engrossing enough to render vocals unnecessary, the singers on Suffuse seem to understand what his work is all about, and their presence is inextricable from the album.

5h ago - Source

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NME
The Jamaican dancehall star returns with an immensely likeable crossover album that pulses with positivity.
5h ago - Source

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HipHopDX
With no need to feign badmon, Poppy is free to take his seat at the table, inching closer and closer to timelessness and true international superstardom with each carefree slapper on this album. Where his debut was concerned with building on his formative years, this incubated follow-up hatches a newly minted worldview from the embattled singer.
5h ago - Source

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The Independent

The results are, unfortunately, very mixed. At 17 tracks long, Forever has the components of a solid album but becomes overstuffed, needing cutting down and reshaping to fulfil Popcaan’s previously seen potential.

5h ago - Source

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Spectrum Culture

To the Sunset is well worth your time and attention, regardless of how you feel about country music or indie rock.

5h ago - Source

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Pitchfork
On the whole, the simplicity of Tomberlin’s writing feels like a kindness to the listener—these songs don’t demand rigorous attention, or catch you off guard. Life is taxing enough as it is, they seem to say.
5h ago - Source

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The Telegraph

As modern, branded, blockbuster pop albums go, Sweetener is a delightful confection.

5h ago - Source

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The Guardian
It makes for an uneven album that attempts to balance the desire to – as Grande put it – “make the weirdest thing we can” with something infinitely more straightforward. It sounds like the work of an artist torn between doing exactly what she pleases and, perhaps understandably under the circumstances, giving her audience what they want.
5h ago - Source

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NME
The superstar returns with a confident, accomplished, sometimes left-field collection of pop bangers, proving that she's not shy of experimentation.
5h ago - Source

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The Independent
Often unexpected, sometimes in a good way, it is an album by an artist in flux – trying to move forward while reluctant to fully relinquish old ideas.
5h ago - Source

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DIY
After releasing two albums in such quick succession, ‘Acts of Fear and Love’ was probably the first chance Slaves had to try anything different. And by keeping enough of the old - and allowing themselves the space to go a little heart-on-sleeve - their tales of 2010s disillusionment are a resounding success.
5h ago - Source

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The Line of Best Fit

I have no doubt that Tangerine Reef will be a remarkable experience when paired with its visual stimuli, but without it, it is an album hard to recommend.

5h ago - Source

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The 405

Mulberry Violence isn’t a letdown because it doesn’t live up to expectations of what a Trevor Powers album is supposed to sound like. It’s a letdown because an immensely talented and creative spirit is struggling to let his instincts speak for themselves.

5h ago - Source

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Loud and Quiet
A certain kind of adolescent indie star has been lost, but Trevor Powers has produced an experimental, sonically threatening record that often meets its ambitions.
5h ago - Source

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DIY
Trevor Powers has crafted an album full of malice and aggression that it lives up to its title, but it is peppered with themes of hope and optimism.
5h ago - Source

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Northern Transmissions
For this new record, Powers takes all the conventions we’ve gotten used to and flips them in bizarre and abrasive ways. Though it can sometimes feel like a little much, Powers rarely goes far enough to stop being catchy.
5h ago - Source

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Pitchfork

The Diet isn’t the sort of world-beating, over-the-top comeback effort that’s going to transform Omori into the king of Grant Park ... But it’s the most consistently satisfying front-to-back record Omori’s been a part of since Dye It Blonde, a reset that realigns him with his core strengths—namely, his flair for crafting songs that are cosmically ornate yet humbly down-to-earth.

5h ago - Source

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DIY
For his second solo album, he’s expanding his horizons with a series of grander compositions.
5h ago - Source

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Northern Transmissions
For his new record the singer explores his emotions and life with an escapist sense of colour and makes music that really takes you somewhere else. While some songs feel a little too predictable, there’s no moment on the album that will bore you.
5h ago - Source

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NME
The result is perhaps a little too harmonious.
5h ago - Source

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The Line of Best Fit

Thank You For Today is a blend of old and new Death Cab that could appeal to the mainstream – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You have Gibbard’s forlorn yet criticising voice, the personal yet accessible lyrics, the melodic yet clashing guitars, which all create an incredibly atmospheric record, brimming with nostalgia, defeat – and hope.

5h ago - Source

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DIY
‘Thank You for Today’ feels like the first opportunity the band have been afforded in a long while to genuinely move forwards.
5h ago - Source

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The Guardian
At this point, Death Cab have settled into a sound that eschews experimentation: in a sense this is MOR music. Nothing surprises, nothing jolts, but it’s so expertly judged, such a warm fug of melancholia, that it’s all but irresistible, like slipping into delicious self-pity.
5h ago - Source

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The Line of Best Fit
Our Girl’s hotly anticipated debut LP is a selection of the band’s most striking work to date, which as a whole form the group’s unmistakable identity as one of the most promising new bands on the UK’s guitar scene.
5h ago - Source

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Drowned in Sound

Stanger Today is the sound of a band doing what they want, knowing how to do it and, most importantly, having a blast doing it.

5h ago - Source


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