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April Albums

Pretty self-explanatory, albums I've looking forward to in the coming month. Excludes Record Store Day releases, since that'd be a list unto itself.
1Andrew Bird
My Finest Work Yet

Alright, so technically not an April album, but I still need to snag this one sometime soon.
2Ages and Ages
Me You They We

Had honestly forgotten about these folks, nice to see them getting a little buzz around these here parts.
Morbid Stuff

Will be a good tag-in now that I've sort of slowed my consumption of Spanish Love Songs (and The Menzingers have a new 7" dropping on RSD, so hopefully something more substantial from those parts later in the year.)
4Weyes Blood
Titanic Rising

New to me, but the amount of hype this has been getting is hard to ignore, and I like the ::checks notes:: one song I've listened to so far.
5Big Business
The Beast You Are

It's an Owl-bum. Need I say more? Watch this space...
6Inter Arma
Sulphur English

Shade thrown at Baroness aside, like this band quite a lot, so pretty pumped to get back down in the sludge.
7Anderson .Paak

Wasn't the hugest fan of Oxnard, but honestly haven't listened to it a whole lot, so maybe it's a grower. That, coupled with the pretty short span between releases, and I'm not getting my hopes too high--but, on the other hand, .Paak's still definitely got more hits than misses. We shall see.
8Craig Finn
I Need A New War

Meanwhile, in a totally fair comparison, the ever-reliable Craig Finn is returning to round out what was apparently intended as a trilogy begun in 2015. I didn't realize the overarching connection, but dug both of those albums (and pretty much everything out of the Hold Steady camp), so hoping this is a nice feather in the cap.
9Aldous Harding

Honestly, I was more excited about this album *before* I heard the lead single, mainly because I find those background, quasi-spoken word vocals pretty off-putting. Then again, I loved Party, and it had some strange flourishes that ended up growing on me, so definitely keeping an eye peeled.
10The Mountain Goats
In League With Dragons

Confession time: I've just never gotten into the Mountain Goats. I've heard random songs on playlists and enjoyed them well enough, and a lot of artists I actively seek out have covered songs with what (to me) sound like pretty capable results (Aaron West, Amanda Palmer, and fellow list-residers Craig Finn and Andrew Bird). I think, as much as anything, it's being intimidated by the sheer volume of the band's discography at this point. Still, if there's any one-off fated to be a possible gateway for a nerd like me, it's slapping a dragon on your album cover and calling it noir, so, y'know, guess I'm here for it.
11Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky

Based on the song I've heard so far, this is absolutely everything one could hope for a team-up between these two legends to be. Even if half the album ends up just being hisses and moans, it'll still be worth it.
12Vampire Weekend
Father Of The Bride

This might actually be first week of May, but regardless, this band vanishing for the better part of a decade in the wake of what was, to my mind, their best album has me looking forward to this release, but with a chip on my shoulder about the whole thing. Should make for an interesting listening experience.
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