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2020:  Q1  |  Q2 Sputnikmusic Staff’s 2020 Q2 Playlist Welcome to the second installment of our 2020 quarterly playlist/mixtape! Below you will find hand picked songs from April to June. Feel free to jam the playlist below while reading what our writers had to say about each selection. Tell us what your favorites are in […]


Haru Nemuri is a Japanese singer and rapper based in Tokyo. Her style is self-described as hip-hop with the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, and her 2018 debut Haru to Shura became a viral cult classic, leading to a successful Europe and UK tour in 2019.  She was scheduled to tour America for the first time […]


It’s easy to dismiss recent works by The Flaming Lips. 2017’s Oczy Mlody is insanely trippy, but not very memorable outside of small handful of sneaky hits. 2019’s King’s Mouth is overbearing in its ridiculous concept, which features a giant baby who grows up to become a king – who then swallows the universe in […]


CONTRIBUTORS’ GENRE ROULETTE: ROUND 2 It’s back! By popular demand, some of us contributors (current, former, and new) sat down to introduce ourselves to genres that people in general and we in particular tend to avoid, as recommended by you, the users. Here’s what we thought…     HARDCORE PUNK Recommended by cvlts Assigned to […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of July 3, 2020.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors. – List of Releases: July 3, 2020 – Boris: NO Genre: Drone/Doom Metal Label: Inoxia Convocation: Ashes Coalesce Genre: Death/Doom Metal Label: Everlasting Spew Records Dream […]


Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a strange fascination with the end of the world. I know, I know – it’s practically a worn out cliche in 2020, when everything from SARS-CoV-2 to militarized police brutality casts an apocalyptic shadow over our lives…but I just can’t help myself. Part of it is a […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 26, 2020.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors. – List of Releases: June 26, 2020 – Ahab: Live Prey Genre: Death/Doom Metal Label: Napalm Records Arca: KiCk i Genre: Electronic/Experimental/IDM Label: XL Recordings Art […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 19, 2020.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors. – List of Releases: June 19, 2020 – Baauer: Planet’s Mad Genre: Hip-Hop/Electronic Label: LuckyMe Beyond The Black: Horizons Genre: Power Metal/Classical Label: Napalm Bob Dylan: […]


100-76 | 75-51 | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 10. Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile to the Surface Genre: Indie Rock // Released: 2017 I remember things that I have business remembering. I remember things that are strangely specific and serve no purpose other than adding another aspect to a memory. It might be that it helps […]


100-76 | 75-51 | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 30. Sun Kil Moon – Benji Genre: Indie Folk // Released: 2014 Death sucks.  That goes without saying, especially now, yet we never seem to grow tired of those artists who explore the topic, at least where broached with due care and respect.  Those aren’t words I would typically […]


100-76 | 75-51 | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 50. Swans – To Be Kind Genre: Noise Rock/Post Rock/Experimental  // Released: 2014 I’d bet Michael Gira still cracks a good chuckle every now and then when recalling that time he tried to sell his soul to the Devil in exchange for eternal inspiration and unbridled creativity, and the […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 12, 2020.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors. – List of Releases: June 12, 2020 – Arabs In Aspic: Madness and Magic Genre: Hard Rock/Psychedelic/Progressive Label: Karisma Aversions Crown: Hell Will Come For Us […]


100-76 | 75-51 | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 75. Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog Genre: Indie Rock/Folk // Released: 2018 There’s a case for any Hop Along album to be placed here, but Bark Your Head Off, Dog stands out as their most accessible and most innovative work. It saw them shift from releasing […]


100-76 | 75-51 | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 100. Thrice – Major/Minor Genre: Alternative/Post Hardcore // Released: 2011 The version of Thrice that made Major/Minor was an enviously well-oiled machine, a savvy group of veterans effortlessly creating some of the best rock music of the decade. A natural conclusion to the band’s sonic transformation, in some alternate universe […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 5, 2020.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors. – List of Releases: June 5, 2020 – Armand Hammer: Shrines Genre: Hip-Hop Label: Backwoodz Studioz Amnesia Scanner: Tearless Genre: Grime/Electronic Label: PAN Brigid Mae Power: […]


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