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The 16 most-anticipated albums of November

As 2017 winds to a close, after a year that’s seen the release of thousands of albums—an unusually large number of which are quite good!—it seems almost unthinkable that November would still have more to give. But with new records from the likes of Björk, Angel Olsen, Shamir, Sharon Jones, and more still in the…

St. Vincent, Beck (finally), Wu-Tang, and more albums to expect this October

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out

Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, and more albums to expect in September

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out

An icy cover, a Greek-blues singer, and a tool that makes everything sound better

Iceland’s prodigious pop-musical output includes its share of moody and forlorn affairs, music that resonates as you stare at the ceiling in your darkened bedroom. I’ve been listening a lot to the Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir of late, in particular, his cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box.” This is a track that…

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What are you listening to this week?

Released just a couple of weeks ago, “Die Young” is the third (and probably last) lead-up single to Sylvan Esso’s forthcoming What Now. It’s also the one that’s gotten me most excited to hear the full thing. “Die Young” is a darkly romantic track about someone coming along and spoiling the narrator’s shortsighted…