Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Earl Sweatshirt
I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside

Earl is stepping out of Tyler's shadow to find the outside world ain't all that sunny either.
Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly

Ambition and anger collide in a modern hip-hop tour de force.
Marina and The Diamonds

Froot is good, but ultimately not as full-flavoured as Marina's first two efforts.
Jeff Rosenstock
We Cool?

When I listen to your records...
Scar Sighted

Twisted and disturbing in the best possible way.
Father John Misty
I Love You, Honeybear

Stunningly romantic.
Juggernaut: Omega

More vocal confidence, heavy and melodic guitars, and more mature subject matter makes this album stand out.
Juggernaut: Alpha

Periphery release their most focused, catchiest, and well-written albums to date.
Viet Cong
Viet Cong

Check your anxieties, no need to suffer endlessly
No Cities to Love

just in case you needed any further proof who the greatest rock band in the world are

If Homogenic and Vespertine had a baby...
Black Messiah

Your Best Albums of 2014 list was made prematurely.

Stolas 2014 > Stolas 2013
Ne Obliviscaris

Ne Obliviscaris are proving once more to be a hard band to label. 2014's Citadel finds the band perfecting the unique sound established on their debut album Portal of I, while seemingly attaining more accessibility.
Kenn Nardi
Dancing With the Past

Anacrusis' vocalist returns from a 20-year hiatus with a double album that includes everything from the technical thrash of his past to moody, atmospheric songs that are surprisingly full of emotion.
White Noise

Catchy as hell, PVRIS impresses with their own brand of darker electro-pop rock.
Machine Head
Bloodstone and Diamonds

From strength to strength
The Smith Street Band
Throw Me in the River

Maturity and continued excellence
Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels 2

Big up, big up, it's a stick up, stick up.
Taylor Swift

One of the most fascinating things about Taylor Swift is that she's always been herself, no matter what stylistic changes she goes through. Even though her well of influences has been a deep one, her distinct brand
Jessie Ware
Tough Love

Often lovely, though Devotion is better
Bloom and Breathe

See the light.
Ben Howard
I Forget Where We Were

Has the world gone mad, or is it me?
Flying Lotus
You're Dead!

Why fear death when it is this enjoyable?
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