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Musk Ox
Inheritance


A breathtaking return from Canada's finest dark folk act that makes one thing especially clear: Woodfall was no fluke. Musk Ox are masters of the craft.
Adjy
The Idyll Opus (I-VI)


"I've spent years trying to find my way back in."
Lucy Dacus
Home Video


A vivid memory reel
Cerebral Rot
Excretion Of Mortality


...just writhe along
Lightning Bug
A Color of the Sky


Turn off my phone and live alone in everlasting peace
o'summer vacation
Wicked Heart


Just the good noise. Fuck your stereo.
The Raging Nathans
Waste My Heart


Every single day is goddamn strange
Wolf Alice
Blue Weekend


A true coming-of-age record for a band that's been knocking on the door for some time now. Blue Weekend is indeed all it's hyped up to be.
Japanese Breakfast
Jubilee


From “INDIE pop” to “Indie POP”
Sweet Trip
A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals


A Sturdy Comeback, On The Top Floor Of Dreamgaze, Low Ceilings
Portal
Avow


sweyy[g]
Black Midi
Cavalcade


All dadaist pom poms, no glee
Lord Huron
Long Lost


For those who guess they just weren’t made for these times.
Olivia Rodrigo
SOUR


"where's my fucking teenage dream?"
Iosonouncane
IRA


Your 2021 album of the year has arrived.
Squid
Bright Green Field


Open wide, we've got everything, everything that you like
Manchester Orchestra
The Million Masks of God


In the light, you arrive, as the curtain closes.
Porter Robinson
Nurture


The exact type of life-affirming art the world needs in 2021
Hail the Sun
New Age Filth


Bend the knee.
Devil Sold His Soul
Loss


Their Loss is our gain.
Kauan
Ice Fleet


Kauan doing their thing with excellent results again
Cryptosis
Bionic Swarm


More than a stylistic leap, Bionic Swarm is a full creative rebirth.
The Antlers
Green to Gold


Here we come to a turning of the season
Blindfolded and Led to the Woods
Nightmare Withdrawals


Dreamy Introductions
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