Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Taylor Swift

A woman that has not run out of fearless shifts
The Lawrence Arms
Skeleton Coast

Very average, with some charm.
Uinuos Syömein Sota

Havukruunu's most ambitious and most epic output yet. A massive riff-fest.
The Chicks

After a 14 year wait, the holy trinity of country music return to inspire and astound all over again.
Paysage d'Hiver
Im Wald

My very own summer record
Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers' strengths are on full display here. But her weaknesses are starting to show as well.
Protest the Hero

Both a fresh start and a culmination.
Jessie Ware
What's Your Pleasure?

To live my life fearlessly.
Run the Jewels

I am in love with you. It's my only grace.
Emily Keener
I Do Not Have To Be Good

Comforting in its patient, often plodding sense of pace, the warmth of its live production and the soft beauty in Keener’s voice. But also deeply doubtful of the world it’s born into.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Dedicated Side B

Better than Dedicated. On par with Emotion.
Jeff Rosenstock

NO DREAM is the sound of memories being made in the middle of rough times, mistakes being admitted to and forgiven, and relishing in the joy we find in each other. In other words, it's a Jeff Rosenstock record.
Jess Williamson

Growing old and making sense of it all, Jess Williamson has crafted an immensely personal piece with much wider-reaching implications.
Paradise Lost

"As pure as driven snow."
Hayley Williams
Petals For Armor

Set to Simmer Between the Temperature Extremes of the Music's Chill and the Lyrics' Heat
Dance Gavin Dance

Elder (USA-MA)

A dramatic alteration with familiar construction
Stare Into Death and Be Still

This abyss did more than gaze back into me. It spoke...
The Smith Street Band
Don't Waste Your Anger

Maybe this is the thing that I never get through
Fiona Apple
Fetch The Bolt Cutters

One of those pieces of art that words cant quite do justice, Fiona Apple has crafted an instant classic.
Nine Inch Nails
Ghosts VI: Locusts

Night and day coincide.
Childish Gambino

"To be beautiful is to be hunted".
Empty Country
Empty Country

"I spent a decade playin' chicken with oblivion".
Heaven Shall Burn
Of Truth and Sacrifice

Ambitious reaffirmation of Heaven Shall Burn.
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