Savages, left to right: Ayse Hassan, Fay Milton, Gemma Thompson, Jehnny Beth.
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January 25, 2016 The four women of Savages first appeared in 2013 with Silence Yourself and a sound that lived up to the band's name — raw, confrontational, intense. Adore Life represents a huge leap forward.
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Shearwater's new album, Jet Plane And Oxbow, comes out Jan. 22.
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January 13, 2016 Jonathan Meiburg sounds as focused and intense as ever on his band's ninth album, which is full of rock songs that churn and clatter with force, invention and mystery.
Ty Segall's new album, Emotional Mugger, comes out Jan. 22.
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January 13, 2016 Carrying on the non-stop activity of the last eight years, the prolific rocker's 10th solo album feels as fractured and delirious as anything he's recorded.
David Bowie's 27th album, Blackstar, was released on Friday, his 69th birthday. He died, following an 18-month battle with cancer, two days later.
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January 11, 2016 Bowie's final album was recorded in collaboration with jazz musicians and inspired by Kendrick Lamar. Even when it challenges, Blackstar resonates because it emphasizes emotion.
Tom Jones' new album, Long Lost Suitcase, comes out Dec. 4.
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November 30, 2015 Long Lost Suitcase is not just Jones' story, but also the story of America's musical roots spreading to reach the whole planet, generation by generation.
The Best Of Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Grateful Dead comes out Nov. 20.
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November 11, 2015 A double-length collection of high points from the group's summer shows demonstrates how the Dead's songs can actually live and breathe when the conditions are right.
The Max Levine Ensemble's new album, Backlash, Baby, comes out Nov. 20.
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November 11, 2015 Eight years after the D.C. trio's last record, Backlash, Baby is a desperate, full-tilt pop-punk record that's just trying to make sense of a backwards world.
Alone In The Universe, the new album by Jeff Lynne's ELO, comes out Nov. 13.
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November 4, 2015 Lynne resurrects Electric Light Orchestra with vulnerability and rumpled grace, finding a strange alchemy of melody, harmony and rhythm.
Bob Dylan's new compilation, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, comes out Nov. 5.
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October 30, 2015 The fevered 14 months captured here represent the moment when Dylan became comfortable in his shoes — and, if not yet confident about every decision, at least trusting the authority of his writing.
Old Dominion's new album, Meat And Candy, comes out Nov. 6.
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October 28, 2015 The fast-rising country band brings first-rate craftsmanship to one of popular music's abiding themes: savoring fleeting pleasures.
Carla Morrison's new album, Amor Supremo, comes out Nov. 6.
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October 28, 2015 The Mexican singer-songwriter crafts a sublime and captivating representation of her lyrical gifts. Throughout Amor Supremo, she expands her sound by couching subtle springs in electronics.
Bill Ryder-Jones' new album, West Kirby County Primary, comes out Nov. 6.
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October 28, 2015 The former Coral frontman's songs ache with the resignation of someone still searching for answers. Remarkably, these songs sway with a light touch, with melodies that feel lived-in and singable.
Beach Slang's new album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, comes out Oct. 30.
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October 21, 2015 The Philly rock band creates earnest rallying cries for the uncool, for anyone who's ever felt like they don't fit in, and for those who eventually found belonging in cramped basement shows.
Trey Anastasio's new album, Paper Wheels, comes out Oct. 30.
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October 21, 2015 On his 10th solo album, the Phish singer-guitarist explores the sunny, vibrant feeling of '70s pop and rock. The result is steeped in the era, but defiantly not a throwback.
George Clarke (second from right) says that before Deafheaven began making its third album, New Bermuda, "The only real place to go was down.'
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October 20, 2015 The band's singer and lyricist explains how moving to Los Angeles led to the depression and frustration that fuel Deafheaven's ferocious new album.
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers' new album, Angels & Ghosts, comes out Oct. 23.
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October 14, 2015 The Depeche Mode frontman's second album with Soulsavers sets his anguished cry against a sparse desert-rock sound that's far from the music for which he's known.
Chic Gamine's new album, Light A Match, comes out Oct. 23.
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October 14, 2015 The French-Canadian pop quintet's new album examines the thought processes and motivations of a woman's inner life, on a platform of classic R&B/soul.
Maserati's new album, Rehumanizer, comes out Oct. 30.
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October 14, 2015 Like the car for which it's named, the retro-futurist band is built for comfort and speed. The bulk of Rehumanizer is sleek, pedal-to-the-metal rock, executed with a sly wink.
Car Seat Headrest's new album, Teens Of Style, comes out Oct. 30.
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October 14, 2015 Will Toledo makes smart guitar-pop music for loners and weirdos. Teens Of Style reworks 11 songs from the self-aware 22-year-old's already-vast catalog.
Fuzz's new album, II, comes out Oct. 23.
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October 14, 2015 Ty Segall's power trio heaves forth a 14-song double album that's made for headbanging and the cultivation of bad vibes, as if all the warmth and goodwill of last year's Manipulator had turned to ash.
Neon Indian's new album, VEGA INTL. Night School, comes out Oct. 16.
October 12, 2015 On the band's new album, old and new technologies come together in a sly but seemingly sincere way, with throwback results that keep the prospect of a party in mind.
Gazing With Tranquility: A Tribute To Donovan comes out Oct. 16.
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October 7, 2015 Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Hamilton Leithauser and others reimagine and redefine songs from the highlight reel of the '60s.
Small Black's new album, Best Blues, comes out Oct. 16.
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October 7, 2015 It's a testament to Small Black's knack for pop architecture that the synth-pop band can comment on human folly and loss while still sounding breezy.
Protomartyr's new album, The Agent Intellect, comes out Oct. 9.
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September 30, 2015 The Detroit post-punk band's third album simmers, ponders and haunts while dripping venom. The Agent Intellect represents a huge step, both upward and inward.
John Grant's new album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, comes out Oct. 9.
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September 30, 2015 Has there been a funnier, or more fun, album about depression? You could wrack your brain trying to remember the last time you felt this good hearing someone feel so bad.
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