Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Carly Rae Jepsen
Dedicated Side B


Better than Dedicated. On par with Emotion.
Jeff Rosenstock
NO DREAM


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
Sorceress


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


"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
Afterburner


No
Elder (USA-MA)
Omens


A dramatic alteration with familiar construction
Ulcerate
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
03.15.20


"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.
Alkaline Trio
E.P.


A solid and worthwhile nine minutes that further cements Alkaline Trio’s creative resurgence
Hot Mulligan
You'll Be Fine


Magnum opus? No. High art? No. Really good emo-tinged pop-punk? Yup.
Aseul
Slow Dance


Slow Dancing the worries away
Honey Harper
Starmaker


Are you ready for cosmic dream country?
Grimes
Miss Anthropocene


Always down when I'm not up, guess it's just my rotten luck.
Katie Pruitt
Expectations


Country music's saving grace
Psychotic Waltz
The God-Shaped Void


Psychotic Waltz isn’t returning to a genre saturated with sound-alikes; they’re returning to a sound some have tried to emulate, but none have managed to reproduce.
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats
Unlocked


I kick that funky shit until my casket close
Spanish Love Songs
Brave Faces Everyone


Hey man, I just wanna survive
Yuri Gagarin
The Outskirts of Reality


Cruising through cosmos at the speed of sound…
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