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Blue Madonna by BORNS

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Sometimes you get tired of your hyper-obscure, SoundCloud-rapper go-tos. Sometimes, all you need is a pop soundtrack to vibe to. Garrett Borns, who performs under the name BØRNS, gives you just that with his latest release, Blue Madonna. The album is the epitome of easy-listening — showcasing electronic grooves, inconsequential lyrics and a falsetto that…

Nerveless by Daniel Romano

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You might not have heard of this one. In the past month, the ever enigmatic Daniel Romano released not one but two full-length LPs. Nerveless is the same catchy, twangy folk-rock that we’ve grown accustomed to from the Welland, Ont., artist — but with a little less pageantry and polish. It plays like an intimate…

A Very BROS Christmas Vol. 1 by BROS

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It’s only got two tracks — but who really wants to sit down and listen to a full-length holiday album, anyway? A Very BROS Christmas Vol. 1 is Ewan and Shamus Currie’s latest release — it’s cute, lighthearted and the album art looks eerily similar to their previous work. Best of all, you can tell…

Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

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At the typical record-release rate, musicians put out an album every couple of years. It’s an impressive feat when artists manage to put out albums yearly. For Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, these conventions are merely suggestions — Polygondwanaland is the band’s latest album and their fourth full-length release this year. Polygondwanaland…

The OOZ by King Krule

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King Krule explores time and space in this new release, melting expectations in the sticky slime of it all. The OOZ is a fully realized, self-aware and quite seductive compilation of otherworldly-sounding jams. A master of atmosphere, Archy Marshall’s distinctive voice wanders pensively through each track — sometimes front and centre, sometimes farther off in…

ken by Destroyer

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The latest album from part-time New Pornographer and full-time enigma Destroyer is titled ken. Like so many others lately, the album unabashedly taps into the musical zeitgeist of the 1980s, but in a more nuanced way.

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