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Alpe Lusia

[Electronic] The definitive pick of the week and a stand out for a potential AOTY. Alpe Lusia is an electronic record that implements the sounds of nature, electronica, and an eclectic of unique instruments to create a soundscape that invokes a sense of sadness and longing, but also an oddly arousing feeling of pleasure. Its a late night walk in the fall, above the fallen leaves ushering the empty cold but still, the air embraces you with a hard to place warmth. Stimming's production work blends genres of house, ambience, and micro-work to give each song a subtle groove and build ups to absolutely amazing climaxes on a track-by-track basis. This record is surprisingly unpredictable in approach, but every song is tied together os perfectly that you cannot keep away. If a track like Prepare doesn't make you feel with its piano loop, which moves with hesitation and droning repetitiveness reflecting that sort of feeling for more, than something is wrong with you.

2Mott the Hoople
The Hoople

[Glam Rock] Proof that the saxophone was the greatest instrument ever created. The Hoople has a sophisticated approach to over the top rock music. Composition here is surprisingly more complex than contemporaries, in the sense that it hones in on simplistic elements of piano driven glam rock to create melodies that stay imprinted on the brain. Mott's vocalist has the kind of energetic quirk of the era, articulated with heavenly saxophone leads, group vocals, catchy piano rags, and vocal effects that give each track just a bit more personality. Quite easily a perfect rock record of the 70s era.

Spin: The Golden Age, Marionette, Crash Street Kids, Pearl N Roy, Through the Looking Glass
3Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!
Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!

[Emo/Pop Rock] Piano/organ driven pop rock with the early 2000s "emo" style ala groups like Jimmy Eat World or Weezer during the blue era. The product is a very odd, but endearing, product. With glitzy synths, faltering falsetto, and catchy group vocals that all come together to make a very, very fun and competent pop record. Don't miss out on this one at all.

Spin: 2nd Gun, In Green, Fistcuffs, New Brad, Mostly On An Island, Bryon's 24th Christmas, Two Exclamation Points
4Steven James Adams
Old Magick

[Folk/Alt Country] This ones a neat little nugget in the 2016 stream that has been completely ignored. A little groovy alternative country and southern charm siphoned into a straight forward folk record. The end product is a sweet little collection with nice performances from Adams' who's falter on notes gives him plenty of charm along with his softness. And the general, moderately fast instrumentals make them a choice cut to jam during the day. Its a fun little listen that does the job more than well.

Spin: Togetherness, Kings of the Back of the Bus, Ideas, Sea of Words, Sonny
5You Plus Me
Rose Ave.

[Folk] A collaboration between Dallas Green of Alexisonfire and City & Colour and pop sensation P!nk. An odd combination on paper, but the end product is a lovely little record that is at the most basic a stripped down folk record that uses the chemistry of both vocalists to create an excellent end product without the need of bells and whistles. If you are in need of something cute, sweet, and a little sad - than this record is a no-brainer.

Spin: Capsized, Love Gone Wrong, Second Guess, Break the Cycle, No Ordinary Love
6Alex Winston
The Day I Died EP

[Pop] A bite-sized pop snack. Sugary sweet vocals with a nice edge of what I would like to call "unique" in held notes. I seriously don't know how to describe her vocals other than "nice". Production is quick moving, with elements of rock mixed with electronic elements that give each song a cutesy vibe despite some more... depressing, subject matter. Clocking just above ten minutes this one is great for a quick jam here and there.

Spin: The Day I Died, Dead End
7NZCA Lines
Infinite Summer

[Synthpop] A strong synthpop record with lower bass tuning to give it a sort of sinister nightclub and synthwave vibe, while the vocals are softer and delve in and out of falsetto for a nice juxtapose between elements. The grooves here are tight and the lowkey synthwork gives it plenty of depth and extra atmosphere to help make it a fun jam. I don't know if I need to say more, since synthpop is one of the greatest genres known to man, so you'll listen anyways.

Spin: Chemical is Obvious, Two Hearts, New Atmosphere, Sunlight, Do It Better, The World You Have Made For Us

[a thing.] I'm hesitant to call this one an EP, it doesn't even hit the 10 minute mark. Nonetheless, this is a nice sad times record between Bones and Greaf that has sad pianos, atmosphere, vocals, rapping, and screams. Its a little folksy, its a little hip hop, its a nice mixture that aims for a refreshing listen and it succeeds. Dont really know what else you could ask for because the a t m o s p h e r e is all you really need.

Spin: just listen to the whole thing, its only 9 minutes.
9The Enforcers
The Jersey Connection

[Hip Hop] Another under the radar hip hop record. A collaboration between K-Def and El Da Sensei (of Artifacts fame), this record is just a little neat west coast throwback with a cinematic action movie feel with jazzy production and Sensei's vivid, authoritative flow that gets the groove going. Fun to spin, so spin it.

Spin: The Enforcers, The Jersey Connection, Give What You need, Years in the Making
Lily (The Wilt)

[Electronic/Sputcore] New album from america's sweetheart, LordePots. Lily (The Wilt) is a very chill listen, with many aspects of the album being built around a foundation of click/clank percussion to instill familiarity for the listener as the album experiments with more unique styles and blends above it. Production is kind of bouncy and quirky at times, while at others its more reserved as it explores atmosphere and e m o t i o n. Give this one a spin, too, its nice.

Spin: Manilla, Beacon Hill, Killa Kong, Thieves Blend, Forest Bathing, Wandering
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