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The American Spirit

Season of Violence or Mourning, Protest, & The Birth of Bishop Killborne

The Austin- and Santa Barbara–based band shines on its first full-length album Read story.

Father John Misty

I Love You, Honeybear

Indie rock’s favorite cynic falls in love and gets serious … sorta. Read story.

Cassandra Wilson

Coming Forth by Day

UCSB Arts & Lectures Brings Come Forth by Day to Campbell Hall on February 22. Read story.

Robyn Hitchcock

The Man Upstairs

The Man Upstairs is a half-original, half-cover album by the grand surrealist and former Soft Boys leader. Read story.

Vashti Bunyan

Heartleap

The godmother of freak folk unleashes a sparkling, tranquil swan song. Read story.

Fall Out Boy

American Beauty/American Psycho

The band’s latest LP seeks to evolve rock as a method of preserving it. Read story.

Sleater-Kinney

No Cities to Love

The Pacific Northwest’s most righteous riot grrrls return to the fold for their first album in almost a decade. Read story.

Panda Bear

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Noah Lennox’s latest album is a dreamy kaleidoscope of electronic experimentation. Read story.

Blonde Redhead

Barragán

The ninth studio album from this N.Y.C. trio is a grower for those with a taste for experimental and sparse arrangements. Read story.

D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Black Messiah

Black Messiah is an impressive return to form and a triumphant musical rebirth all at once. Read story.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Rock & Roll Time

A fine follow-up to 2006’s Last Man Standing and 2010’s Mean Old Man, Rock & Roll Time is all Killer, no filler. Read story.

Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels 2

The dynamic duo of El-P and Killer Mike come out swinging on their second LP as Run the Jewels. Read story.

Johnny Marr

Playland

Playland is only Marr’s second solo outing, but it beautifully showcases good, solid Britpop hooks. Read story.

Pink Floyd

The Endless River

Floyd purists might object to The Endless River, but one can just as easily make the case for a great band revisiting its past and harvesting its relics. Read story.

Foo Fighters

Sonic Highways

If nothing else, Sonic Highways shows that the band has an unstoppable talent for redoing what they do very well. Read story.

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