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Top 10 Releases of 2017: Part 4
too many boys by stampeter 1. stampeter - too many boys (2017 Self-Released) FULL REVIEW too many boys is twenty ounces of sentimentality, left in the freezer so long that it pressurizes the air inside its bottle. The plastic warps, the cap pops, and you're...
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Top 10 Releases of 2017: Part 3
4. Bjork - Utopia (2017 One Little Indian) In some ways, Utopia plays out like an endearing parody of Bjork's past decade of output, piling on the pan flutes, stretching its 10-minute compositions in to frayed bubblegum strands, and wallowing in its own fut...
Top 10 Releases of 2017: Part 3
Top 10 Releases of 2017: Part 3
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Premiere: DJ Lucas - "What You Aren't Hearing"
DJ LUCAS - WHAT YOU AREN'T HEARING (2017 Dark World)  Whether he's shouting out Dunkin' Donuts, comparing himself to a current or former member of the Boston Celtics, or waxing poetic about Amherst's summer-break sleepiness, you'd be hard-pressed to bump a ...
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Top 10 Releases of 2017: Part 2
Laughing e.p. by by the end of summer 7. By the End of Summer - Laughing (2017 Sango Records) It's easy to forget that emo's emotional breadth can extend beyond sadness: you're only reminded of what the genre can do when you hear it pushed to its fullest po...
Top 10 Releases of 2017: Part 2
Top 10 Releases of 2017: Part 2
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Top 10 Releases of 2017: Part 1
monocarpic by Mormon Toasterhead 10. Mormon Toasterhead - monocarpic (2017 Self-Released) adjective [BOTANY] (of a plant) flowering only once and then dying . ...and what it leaves behind is prickly, sturdy, and puzzling. Aligning itself with the pineapples...
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Review: Hypoluxo - "Taste Buds"
Hypoluxo - Taste Buds (2017 Broken Circles) Every time I've played Hypoluxo's Taste Buds  on the aux cord, I've received the same reaction from my fellow passengers: "Is that Beach Fossils? No, wait; that guy sounds like the dude from The National! Or Ian C...
Review: Hypoluxo - "Taste Buds"
Review: Hypoluxo - "Taste Buds"
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Review: Butterbeer - "Obliviate"
Obliviate by Butterbeer Butterbeer - Obliviate (2017 BoringProductions) I've yet to hear an installment in BoringProductions' discography that hasn't blown me away. Keeping their output uniformly jangly, the Chinese label has spent the past two years curati...
Review: Butterbeer - "Obliviate"
Review: Butterbeer - "Obliviate"
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Review: DJ Lucas - "Lucas' Mansion III"
DJ Lucas - Lucas' Mansion III (2017 Dark World) Weighing in at a beefy 22 songs, the latest project by Massachusetts native Lucas Kendall finds the rapper/producer oddly wedged in the crevice between laissez-faire Soundcloud experimentation and the inventiv...
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Review: Smut - "End of Sam-Soon"
End of Sam-soon by smut Smut - End of Sam-Soon (2017 Broken Circles) The last time I caught a Smut show, I was a freshman English major with bad skin, an asymmetrical haircut, and a taste for sweatshirts with sleeve-prints: the archetypal SadBoy. Mingling w...
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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - "John Carpenter's Halloween"
John Carpenter's Halloween by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Trent Reznor x Atticus Ross - "Halloween" (2017 Sacred Bones) The weekend before Halloween we'd light the candle inside our gutted and carved pumpkin, sitting it between the rocking chairs on our...
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