First Aid Kit: The Lion’s Roar

Out of the Scandinavian woodlands comes a true-blue American country album from Swedish sister singer-songwriters First Aid Kit. The young Johanna and Klara Soderberg hail from Stockholm, but recorded their sophomore effort, The Lion’s Roar, in Omaha, Nebraska. The change of scenery marks not a stylistic departure, but a richer
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Steve Aoki: Wonderland

In recent years, Steve Aoki has risen to become a household name in the world of electro house music. Celebrated by ravers and pop crowds alike, Aoki has now managed to build up anticipation even higher than usual with a new album stock-full of exciting collaborations. With the likes of
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Gonjasufi: MU.ZZ.LE

If you were to try and recreate the sonic emissions of artist Sumach Ecks, better known as Gonjasufi, your best bet would be to lock a Tibetan monk in a room with only a beat-mixer, a microphone and a few tabs of acid. After the schizophrenically awesome album A Sufi
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james bell

Mixtapes make hip-hop history

Do you remember G-Unit Radio? How about You Know What It Is? Maybe Gangsta Grillz? I do. I remember being in middle school and high school listening to the newest mixtapes from these now classic series feeling like I was a straight G, like I was listening to the most
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Bombay Bicycle Club: A Different Kind of Fix

At last, an indie band has got it right. Considering all the monotonous droning one must sift through in the current indie scene (which has degenerated into banality), it’s good to know that there’s a group capable of capturing real emotions within a characteristically indie sound. With their third studio
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big pink

The Big Pink: Future This

You might have heard of The Big Pink from the catchy single “Dominos” off of their first album, A Brief History of Love. This track had a brief surge of mainstream attention when it was sampled in Nicki Minaj’s “Girls Fall Like Dominoes,” and, like most of this British duo’s
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