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Albums You Haven't Heard That You Need To Hear Like Right Now

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1True Widow
As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center


Instrumentally crushing, atmospherically rich, softly sung slowcore in vein of Codeine and Idaho with tons of reverb and thick guitar blasts around every corner. Maybe tiresome for some listeners but in the right ears it's spectacular. It's really slow, and even questionably repetitive but nevertheless completely engrossing and brilliantly produced. For fans of Boris, Kyuss, Low, Codeine, etc.
2The Millennium
Begin


There were a lot of shitty 60's Psychedelic Pop bands. But there were also a handful of great ones that reached beyond the cycle of pointless silly melodies and thick English accents and achieved true excellence. The Millennium never achieved true popularity but their one album "Begin" retains a substantial cult following to this day. What may initially sound like run of the mill 60s sunshine pop is really sophisticated, beautifully executed psychedelic rock with dazzling melodies, memorable songs, and delightful experimentation. Really sweet 60s sound without all the bullshit. For fans of The Beatles, Love, The Zombies, Pink Floyd and The Byrds.
3Hatred Surge
Deconstruct


Side project of the Insect Warfare bassist. Destroys any Insect Warfare release. A hybrid of disgustingly abrasive powerviolence/punk and grindcore, with hints and splashes of death metal sprinkled throughout. Noisy female shouts trade off with male death grunts and punk like vox over a multitude of shaking amplifiers, hardcore punk progressions, dense blast beats and tremendous snare fills. Undoubtedly unique and recognizable, boasts a lot more of an original sound than most grind bands possess these days. For fans of Insect Warfare, Converge, Circle Takes the Square, Gospel, Nails, Iron Lung, Infest and Loma Prieta.
4Talk Talk
The Colour of Spring


You've heard Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. But you haven't heard this. Truth be told, this is perhaps Mark Hollis and co's greatest achievement overall, only rivaled by Spirit of Eden. Yes, it's easily a better record than Laughing Stock but I never liked Laughing Stock that much. It's okay. Insanely overhyped. Spirit of Eden was way better. And so is this. Charismatic art pop/new wave with just the right amount of gay, but not so much that it becomes an 80's cheesefest at any point, odd seeming as prior to this record Talk Talk defined cheesefest. But Colour of Spring is a different beast. They took the charisma and character of their two previous albums (both of which are shit) but actually wrote awesome pop tunes while experimenting with dense arrangements, slow post-rock-esque dirges and colorful song structures. The perfect combo of 80s melodies and beats with artful melodies and genuine songwriting. Not your average shitty 80s synth pop album. A charming beast all it's own. For anyone who has heard and liked or loved either of the Talk Talk records that came out of this. This contains awesome song craft of pop and qualities from Talk Talk's later more atmospheric and new age jazzy stuff.
5Tindersticks
Tindersticks II


If you've heard The National, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits or The Magnetic Fields, and enjoy any of them, you need to listen to this awkwardly constructed yet majestically dark chamber pop album from indie rock band Tindersticks. They have a huge cult following and it's totally justified. Stuart Staples has a weird baritone voice, the band plays weird, brooding indie pop songs, and it just doesn't sound like it could be any good on paper. However, it is. It's very fucking good. Their debut is usually considered their masterwork, but the unforgettable highlights on this one makes it edge the former out slightly. Phenomenally weird, yet remarkable on every level. For fans of any of the bands I've mentioned above. Or anybody who likes dark, jazzy indie rock.
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