Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Earl Sweatshirt
Some Rap Songs


make it brief son, half short and twice strong
The 1975
A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships


A batch of quality pop songs – nothing more, nothing less.
Chapel of Disease
...and as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced


Don’t let the hotel-art album cover fool you, this might be the most electrifying death metal outing this year.
Emery
Eve


Flesh and Bone; Emery's most personal, honest, and mature record to date
Architects
Holy Hell


Yup, they still sound like Architects.
colourblind
Move Like You


A rock and a hard place and another rock and also another hard place and additionally just heaps and heaps more rocks and hard places.
Julia Holter
Aviary


Free-wheeling dreams
Daughters
You Won't Get What You Want


Is something burning here or is it me?
Antarctigo Vespucci
Love in the Time of E​-​Mail


Love isn’t dead, and neither is pop-punk.
Robyn
Honey


She's a human being.
Thom Yorke
Suspiria


A haunting, at times beautiful double album that finds Thom Yorke widening his songwriting horizons.
Allelic
The Smoke of Atavistic Fires


The best metal (and folk) album of the year.
mewithoutYou
[Untitled]


Things fall apart.
Coheed and Cambria
The Unheavenly Creatures


Not what I hoped it would be, but still another strong effort in an impressive back catalog.
Cursive
Vitriola


Don't wanna live in the now. Don't wanna know what I know.
Black Peaks
All That Divides


Black Peaks push the boundaries with their sophomore effort; crafting a near-perfect masterpiece with complex compositions and brilliant vocals demonstrating a more mature, refined sound.
Tim Hecker
Konoyo


It's all too beautiful.
Pinegrove
Skylight


I wanna do much better
Brockhampton
Iridescence


Praise God, Hallelujah! I'm still depressed!
Toby Driver
They Are the Shield


Toby Driver has created a unique, sophisticated work of art by composing stunning string arrangements within atmospheric epics.
Thrice
Palms


Thrice continues their post-hiatus identity crisis.
Noname
Room 25


I pray my momma don't forget about me.
Yves Tumor
Safe in the Hands of Love


Yves Tumor will absolve you -- but only if you offer yourself for condemnation first
Thou
Magus


The Only Law is Thou.
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