Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Joyce Manor
Never Hungover Again


This album should have been titled, Joyce Manor Learn How to Vary Their Damn Songwriting
Clipping
CLPPNG


Put simply, CLPPNG is experimentation done right, taking a bold leap toward making experimental hip-hop both accessible and flat out fun.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Revelation


A stroll down memory lane with The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Casualties of Cool
Casualties of Cool


What you never knew you needed to hear.
Swans
To Be Kind


I'm just a little boy!
Kishi Bashi
Lighght


Kishi Bashi continues to tear down musical conventions in all the righght ways.
Lykke Li
I Never Learn


Tears melt ice
Fennesz
Becs


Somber soundscapes and lush melodies: a vivid Fennesz experience.
Trophy Scars
Holy Vacants


The first truly perfect record of the year.
Todd Terje
It's Album Time


Give life back to music
Cloud Nothings
Here and Nowhere Else


The best kind of angst
Chevelle
La Gargola


An amazing progressive album that shows haters how great a rock band Chevelle really is.
Ben Frost
A U R O R A


From the turbulent launch in 'Flex' to the hectic comedown in 'Sola Fide' and all the tension, exploration and horror in between, A U R O R A is as close to an aural feature full-length you'll ever get.
Animals as Leaders
The Joy of Motion


A modern freerunning landscape complete with scenic vistas, complex obstacles, and luxurious rest stops that ensure you’ll frequent the course
Thou
Heathen


Join our sad tears and dance on the blackened bones of gods.
The War on Drugs
Lost in the Dream


I'm in my finest hour
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
Pinata


Filled with delicious goodies for everyone.
BABYMETAL
Babymetal


An addictive tongue-in-cheek parody of modern J-pop, Babymetal's first full length album proves to be pretty solid, despite some dull and repetitive moments.
St. Vincent
St. Vincent


A challenging art pop album that convincingly balances the beautiful with the ugly, and ultimately stays human despite its futuristic leanings.
The Hotelier
Home, Like NoPlace Is There


On their sophomore effort, The Hotelier have evolved into something truly profound. This is a band at the top of their game.
Neneh Cherry
Blank Project


Blank Project overflows with daring experimentation, but its tremendous appeal also lies in Cherry's intensely personal musings that lend the record its emotional heft.
Angel Olsen
Burn Your Fire For No Witness


Won't you open a window sometime?
Woods of Desolation
As The Stars


A paradigm shift
Icarus the Owl
Icarus the Owl


Rekindling.
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