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Uncut Magazine’s Top 75 Albums of 2019

UK monthly Uncut's Best Albums of 2019 list includes records from Nick Cave, Wilco, Bill Callahan, Purple Mountains, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Van Etten, Weyes Blood, Lana Del Rey, Joan Shelley and more.

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MOJO’s Top 75 Albums of 2019

The year is coming to a close and best of 2019 season is in full swing...

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Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell organized charity auction ft. items from MBV, The Cure, more

Bid on merch, instruments, setlists, and more from My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, The Fall, Sharon Van Etten, Peter Hook and The Light, Mogwai, Low, Japanese Breakfast, Cocteau Twins, American Football, Alabama Shakes, Alcest, Slowdive and more to benefit The Deaf Academy.

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Rancid Albums Ranked Worst To Best

Rancid have long bridged the gaps between underground and mainstream, between punk and ska, and they've brought fans and musicians from all musical walks of life together. Their albums vary from good to all-time classic, and here they all are ranked from worst to best...

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The Specials at Brooklyn Steel
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The Specials played Brooklyn Steel (pics, setlist, video)

”Sorry for ruining your weekend,” Terry Hall said near the end of The Specials set at Brooklyn Steel on Friday night. Known for a very dark, very dry wit...

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46 songs we like from February 2019

Our February 2019 playlist includes new tracks by Big Thief, Aldous Harding, Mercury Rev & Phoebe Bridgers, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kevin Morby, Cass McCombs, Jamila Woods, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Doja Cat & Rico Nasty, Deafheaven, Fury, and more.

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18 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Big Boi (one with Killer Mike), Rivers Cuomo/KYLE, Mac DeMarco/Melanie Faye, The Chemical Brothers, Ian Brown (Stone Roses), G Herbo & Southside, and more.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (2/1): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: The Specials are back with their first album to feature Terry Hall in nearly 40 years; crucial reissues from The Cardigans, Sparks, and The Fall; plus UK psych-vets The Telescopes; and the sparkling, sophisticated pop of Le SuperHomard.

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The Specials released ‘Encore,’ their first LP w/ Terry Hall since 1980 (album review), announce North American tour

Terry Hall’s first album with The Specials in nearly 40 years is a pleasant surprise.

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Rustin Man (photo by Lawrence Watson)
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Notable Releases of the Week (2/1)

This week's Notable Releases include Talk Talk bassist Rustin Man's long-awaited solo album, Tiny Ruins' arty folk LP, death/doom newcomers Ossuarium, and more.

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