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Populuxe Lumiere4.0
The missing link between the Sixties melody rock and bands like XTC brought to today.
Venice May Illusion Is Inevitable3.0
Quite a valiant effort from a duo that is searching their place in the crowded space of melodic rock.
Mah-Ze-Tar Mah-Ze-Tar4.0
What world fusion music should sound like, where neither world or electronics dominate but work in unison.
JP Harris Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing4.0
A true find among the pile of 'standard' country music releases.
The Goldwyn Experiment Avenue B3.0
Good, solid melodic prog, that brings in a number of genres.
Weather McNabb Cubicle Zombie3.5
Excellent voice over a souped-up trip hop make a very inviting EP.
Natural Drummer End of Time3.0
Minor misgivings about the narration should not detract from a good solid album of heavy prog.
Gideon King and City Blog Upscale Madhouse4.5
Some of the best pop/jazz since Steely Dan released their last album.
The League of One Dispatch3.0
The League of One is hard at work at making classic heavy metal cool again.
My Autumn Amor Letters to Brie3.5
A rare exception - singer/songwriter that is not afraid to rock out.
Ruiners Typecast3.5
An excellent post-punk outing from this Houston, Texas band.
Novagolde Novagolde3.0
A promising debut EP from a Madison, Wisconsin psych/prog quartet.
The Blue Collar Army Norrland3.5
The Swedish heavy purveyors with a sound that is not easy to categorize, spanning a few things from screamo to post-rock.
American Amnesia Yet Here We Are3.0
Teenagers that skipped teen pop and dived into more heavier waters, the right way.
Snailmate Existential Anxiety3.0
Quirky post-punk that mixes angular synths, hip-hop and much else.
Chickn Wowsers!3.5
Sebastian O In Your Room4.5
Metaspion Folktronika Schmolkfonika3.5
A smooth blend of EDM and Scandinavian folk, more for the dance floor rather than a lounge.
Cordova Runaway Summer3.0
Some summer rocking on the heavier side of things.
Suki Rae and Company Can't Stop Now2.5
A frustrating album that has predominantly good music, but a few duds too.
Beach Skulls Las Dunas4.0
Eric Frisch Head Up In The Clouds3.0
Good Field Surface Tension3.5
An excellent take on the Wilco/The War On Drugs Sound with shades of the Nineties.
Wulijimuren Sun of UTC+83.5
Some brilliant guitar work from a man who made his way from Mongolia to New York.
Aya Maguire The Sandcastle King3.0
A solid debut effort by a singer/songwriter with a good voice and melodic touch.
Pale Blue Dot Anatomy3.5
A very good take on Pearl Jam/Foo Fighters sound with a social conscience.
David Williams Tipping My Hat To Leonard4.0
A cross between Tom Waits and Randy Newman that works on all levels.
In the Light of Led Zeppelin Pompeii Sessions3.0
A tribute band that neither plays Zeppelin note for note nor does it distort the originals beyond recognition.
Marty Thompson Romantic Stories3.0
Thompson, an experienced member of many jam bands, comes up with an interesting musical and lyrical concept on his second solo album
Justin Shapiro Campfire Party2.5
Shapiro goes for a good feel sound, driving around music, and almost makes it.
Astral Cloud Ashes Dear Absentee Creator4.0
Even if you don't care about the story of the Bitcoin creator, the bands take on Dinosaor Jr./Husker Du/Death Cab For Cutie combination should.
Seabuckthorn A House With Too Much Fire4.0
Seabuckthorn presents musical images that are focused, melodic and experimental at the same time.
Mark Peters Spirits3.5
Some great vocals and acoustic guitar picking, but much more than just another singer/songwriter.
Strange Culprits Strange Culprits3.5
A great debut by a trio that does simple things the way they should be done.
The Thirds Dork Matter3.5
The Thirds pick up where the likes of Minutemen, Husker Du and Dinosaur Jr. left off.
Mailman Yang Yin3.0
Something like a traditional prog rock concept double album that works.
Faces on TV Night Funeral3.5
An excellent official debut by the Belgian musician/producer who has already made a name for himself in his native country.
King Ropes Green Wolverine3.5
An excellent EP that covers the ground between Jeff Tweedy, Velvet Underground to Tom Waits.
Morgan X Barrie Fall4.0
The Canadian singer/songwriter that pulls all the right strands from Neil Young and Nick Drake.
ButchQueen and the Bad Habits Bare Grits3.0
Well played debut EP that mostly stays in the 'pure punk' tradition.
Kate Fenner Middle Voice3.5
An emotionally charged album form the Canadian singer.
Ryan Hutchens Last Ten Years3.5
It is very hard these days to come up with something good and stand out in the Americana genre, and Hutchens does.
Umbrella Bed Rotate3.0
Good American ska in the style of the Eighties ska revival lead by Specials and Selecter.
Patrick Grant A Sequence of Waves (Twelve Stories and a Dream)3.5
Benjamin Dean Wilson The Smartest Person in the Room4.0
A former filmmaker turns to music and storytelling with excellent results.
Jasmine Karimova From the Womb4.0
An excellent, surprising debut album from a media artist living in Amsterdam with an intriguing voice.
Paul Maged The Glass River3.5
A very accomplished outing from a singer/songwriter who obviously prefers Green Day and REM to Simon and Garfunkel.
Sam Levin I Am3.0
Levin is yet another teenager that sounds much more accomplished than his age would indicate.
Tommorow's Eve Mirror of Creation III - Project Icaros2.5
Good musicianship, interesting concept, but in need of some really fresh ideas.
Oliver Cheung Remembrance3.5
A progressive/post-rock/metal surprise from Hong Kong with some excellent guitar work.
The Noise Figures Telepath3.5
Excellent take on classic psychedelia from this Greek duo.
Jon Magnusson Always A Rebel3.0
A nice and varied introduction to a Swedish singer/songwriter making splashes on Spotify.
Ryan Summers ii3.5
A very interesting take on ambient Krautrock and early Eno.
Nick Lamb Gettin’ High Off You, Simple Man3.0
Nick Lamb manages to cover at least three or four music styles in a span of an EP but will have to decide soon which way he wants to go.
Kachinga Sky Falling4.0
Canadian Katchinga has come up with one of the best debut hip-hop albums of 2018.
Magical Beasts Penninsula/When Love’s a Stranger4.5
A quite brilliant take on Americana with shades of Jason Molina and Australian melodic bands like Sodastream.
Agency Philosophies3.5
Yet another good combination of earlier r&b and soul sounds with the modern beats and hip-hop innovations and socially conscious lyrics.
Arden and the Wolves Who Can You Trust3.0
Very radio friendly sound with a Ramones cover of particular note.
Henry Metal War In Heaven3.0
The fifth release in less than a year continues Henry Metal's journey dominated by heavy riffs and humor.
Tango With Lions The Light4.0
While labeled as shoegaze, this album goes much wider in its scope
Psychocide Alcohol and Bad Decisions3.0
Andrew Reed If All The World Were Right4.0
Nothing wrong with good pop/rock, and this one is a very sophisticated, listenable version.
Trigram Trigram3.5
Heavy sounds, heavy thoughts that fall lightly on the ears.
Zeistencroix Gemini3.0
Accomplished industrial/metal with traces of new directions.
Yvan Poisson Blind Experiment3.5
An interesting sampling technique making the beats used hard to recognize.
Cary Heuchert Blue Rain4.0
An excellent musical overview of late psychedelic/early progressive sounds
Jason Vitelli Head Above Tide4.5
Excellent smart jazz/pop akin to Steely Dan and Sea and Cake.
Galapaghost Pulse3.5
A mixture of musical styles combined with lyrics that make you stop and think for a while
Henry Metal Metal O'Clock3.0
A good, solid attempt to present a variety of heavy metal genres and inject some humor in the lyrics.
Agency Resist4.5
One of the best R&B, soul albums with the message in recent times.
zenxienz Cosmosis3.0
Cameron Williamson or zenxienz continues on his productive trail based on writing a new song every day.
Giant Flying Turtles Waltz To The World4.0
An ecclectic and versitile band cover the ground between Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead.
Fracktura Oculus3.5
A good, promising combination of few old progressive styles.
Coral the Merknight vs. Searantula It Weaves a Web of Metal3.0
A heavy metal spoof that works on quite a few levels.
Negativehate Solipsis4.0
From metal to harmony vocals to progressive and back.
Aurganic Distant Echoes and Close Encounters4.0
The album covers a lot of musical ground - from Postal Service to Radiohead.
GEA Butterflies3.5
Finnish singer GEA is on a good track to earn that often misused epithet ethereal.
Michael P. Cullen and The Soul Searchers Live at the Lazybones3.0
Australian singer/songwriter inspired by his compatriots like Nick Cave and The Saints comes up with a good live EP.
Lukas Nelson and The Promise of The Real Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real4.5
With this album, Lukas Nelson steps out completely out of his father Willie's shadow and shows why Neil Young joined forces with him on two albums.
Mavara Consciousness3.0
Temporary Hero Indigo3.0
Intelligently crafted modern pop done with soul and care.
Run DMT Revolutionaire3.0
A well crafted, dark sounding dubstep soundtrack to an imaginary movie.
zenxienz Brainforest4.5
An excellent, refreshing IDM album, showing what "intelligent dance music" should sound like.
Veseria RLTVTY3.0
Familiar Sixties and Seventies sounds but done with aplomb.
Revolushn Further!!3.0
An inspired take on the late Sixties San Francisco sound with a dash of Midwestern guitar attack.
Eric Frisch Late In The Night4.0
A great, late night piano pop influenced by the likes of The Beatles and Real Estate.
K-HAM CA Astro Traveling 2: Albatros Hill4.0
To make a good beat sampling album you don't only have to have good beats, but also to perfectly tackle the samples you're using and K-HAM CA does that.
Groupoem Dirt Church4.0
A great post-punk album in the tradition of Husker Du and Minutemen.
Dugo Lingua Franca4.5
An excellent electric/acoustic combination that has been in the works for 10 years.
Matt Townsend The Dream (Part 1)3.0
Good combination of early Dylan and Jackson Browne and few other West Coast singer/songwriters.
Ivan Beecroft Dirty Lie3.5
A great combination of classic rock and Eighties alternative sounds
Ghost Color American Book of The Dead3.5
If you're in for something leaning towards heavier sounds, be it grunge or even shoegaze, definitely worth checking out.
Eric Anders Eleven Nine3.0
Good, solid album, with very strong political views that are sure to polarize Eric's audiences.
Dark Model Saga3.0
An interesting and intriguing variation on orchestral electronics. Quite suited for an anime film.
Deb Montgomery Long Long Journey2.5
A well played, sung and heartfelt album. Unfortunately, a bit too long to be listened to in one take.
American High Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement3.0

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