Staff Picks: Best New Music

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IDLES
Joy as an Act of Resistance


I've got a penchant for smokes and kicking douches in the mouth. Sadly for you, my last cigarette's gone out.
Alkaline Trio
Is This Thing Cursed?


Let’s pick another day to call it quits and walk away
Alice in Chains
Rainier Fog


Alice in Chains’ sixth full-length album is a pleasant listen and that feels weird as hell to say.
mewithoutYou
[untitled] e.p.


The eye of the storm.
Mitski
Be the Cowboy


QUEEN IT’S WHAT YOU DESERVE GET THAT RECOGNITION
Foxing
Nearer My God


New ways to fuck with old friends.
Denzel Curry
TA13OO


Finish 'em Zel.
Wild Pink
Yolk in the Fur


Humbly majestic and free-flowing
Deafheaven
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love


Subverting expectations to bring you closer to emotional reality: pain and beauty are one in the same.
Laurel Halo
Raw Silk Uncut Wood


Formless coherence
Let's Eat Grandma
I'm All Ears


Toeing the line between fervent experimentation and enjoyable song craft...effortlessly.
Nine Inch Nails
Bad Witch


The usual NIN crowd as well as new fans will be pleased.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Hope Downs


Keeping guitar rock on life support.
Sophie
Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides


high concept low dividends all ambition no fun
Tancred
Nightstand


Head over heels.
Neko Case
Hell-On


Neko Case's latest offering is another superb album that boasts her musical abilities and consistency.
Ben Howard
Noonday Dream


A collage of moments both fleeting and everlasting
Pusha T
DAYTONA


How do you respond?
The Body
I have fought against it, But I can’t any longer


Walk away from the light, for it shall burn your flesh.
Tropical Fuck Storm
A Laughing Death in Meatspace


A near-perfect experimental post-punk experience.
Shakey Graves
Can't Wake Up


Evocative, beautiful, and at times bizarre: ladies and gentlemen, the definitive Shakey Graves album.
DJ Koze
knock knock


One day I'll simply close my eyes and nothing happened.
Jon Hopkins
Singularity


Full circle.
Rosehall
The First Requisite Is Life


Experimental folk that uncovers the holiness of everyday existence.
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