Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Todd Terje
It's Album Time


Give life back to music
Trophy Scars
Holy Vacants


Five years since their last full-length and three years since their last EP, Trophy Scars hit back with their long-awaited LP, Holy Vacants. And boy, do they hit back hard.
Cloud Nothings
Here and Nowhere Else


But I'm not, I'm not you, you're a part of me, you're a part of me
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.
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.
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.
Grand Magus
Triumph and Power


In conclusion, grand magus delivers what the swedes have been delivering for the past twenty years, ever since at the gates revolutionized heavy metal: fearless, terrific music.
Marissa Nadler
July


The coldest July on record makes for a stunning achievement.
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything


For the first time, in arguably ever, Thee Silver Mount Zion have fully realized the vision they've been striving for. Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything is a triumph.
Against Me!
Transgender Dysphoria Blues


A renewed energy and passion for a band that truly needed it.
Lil B
05 Fuck Em


THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BASED #RARE #CLASSIC
Burial
Rival Dealer


An upward journey out of a vortex of despair
Beyonce
Beyonce


hold on to me
There Will Be Fireworks
The Dark, Dark Bright


Listen to River or die
Blood Orange
Cupid Deluxe


Punch it.
M.I.A.
Matangi


Pure fire.
A Lot Like Birds
No Place


The House on Sesame Street
Radical Face
The Family Tree: The Branches


You remind me of what I could have been, but that reminder ain't much help.
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