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January Jams

Pretty straight-forward, list is albums I'm looking forward to--or at least morbidly interested in the final stretch of a surprisingly well-weighted January.
1Astronoid
Astronoid


Really dug the single, but had honestly forgotten about this bad boy until being reminded earlier today--which also had the happy byproduct of inspiring this list.
2Beirut
Gallipoli
3James Blake
Assume Form
4Broods
Don't Feed the Pop Monster


Need to do some further investigation of this, since while I loved this duo's debut EP and album, while their latest...eh, not so much. It's primarily because of how generic the sound had become, so hopefully the tongue-in-cheek title of this record is actually more seriously indicative of some moves being made--but, again, will have to investigate.
5THE FEVER 333
Strength In Numb333rs


Another "Eh, maybe" entry here. Still salty over letlive.'s demise, and Fever-333's output thus far has been, frankly, pretty average, its simplistic sound belying the pedigree of the members. Still, maybe the stars will align and the full-length will end up dropping a few surprises rather than just lather-rinse-repeat-ing.
6Alice Merton
Mint


"No Roots" and "Lash Out" are absolutely overplayed to death, but then again, so was "Dog Days Are Over" back in the day, and Lungs, despite being a decade(!) old, has remained a perennial favorite, so hopefully Merton truly follows in the footsteps of one of her most obvious influences.
7Mono
Nowhere Now Here
8Pedro the Lion
Phoenix


Don't call it a comeback! Well, maybe do. Actually just started delving into Bazan in general--and this project in particular--over the past year, which is some fairly fortuitous, and I'm gonna go ahead and call intentional timing.
9Maggie Rogers
Heard It in a Past Life


Local(ish) gal makes good, which is maybe why I'm this excited for what's, really, a pretty formulaic pop sound. No matter. "Light On" is almost distressingly catchy. Plus, she's from only an hour away, so that's gotta count for something, right?
10Swallow the Sun
When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light


Still haven't listened to Lumina Aurea, mainly due to its intimidating runtime--and don't you worry, I fully realize the irony of having a qualm like that with a band like Swallow the Sun. But I'd be lying to say a bit of fatigue didn't set in on the triple-disc Songs from the North; at a concise 8 songs--which, without any research whatsoever, I can safely assume are likely still set to max out the space on the disc--looking forward to a (relatively) more digestible offering from the stalwart doomsters.
11Toro Y Moi
Outer Peace
12The Twilight Sad
It Won/t Be Like This All the Time


All I can say is, it's about gotdang time.
13Sharon Van Etten
Remind Me Tomorrow


Ditto.
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