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Oct 23
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5 new releases we love: The Mountain Goats deliver, and No Thank You achieves indie-rock greatness

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists’ music

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Oct 9
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5 new releases we love: The National’s Matt Berninger goes solo, METZ gets raw, and more
Alex McLevy
Shannon Miller
Randall Colburn
and 1 more
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There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists’ music

Sep 30
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Bruce Springsteen, BLACKPINK, and 23 more albums we can’t wait to hear in October
Alex McLevy
Gwen Ihnat
Randall Colburn
and 6 more
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As the leaves turn and we all brace ourselves for the deafening roar of noise that will constitute daily life in the final month before America’s presidential election, it’s nice to know that we can pop on some headphones and find respite in the upcoming swell of great new music arriving in October. From big names

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Sep 22
4
A new collection reveals Prince’s artistic scope at the height of his powers

It’s hard to imagine now, but when Prince’s Sign O’ The Times hit record stores in the spring of 1987, it was widely viewed as a comeback record. The 1982 double album 1999 had converted the critics’ darling into a certified hit-maker; and 1984’s Purple Rain LP and film turned Prince into a superstar. But 1985’s Around

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Sep 8
2
In the year of <i>Kid A</i> and <i>Stankonia</i>, some great music still went unheard
Katie Rife
Erik Adams
Randall Colburn
Laura Adamczyk
and 1 more
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1. Faith Hill, “Breathe”
2. Santana featuring Rob Thomas, “Smooth”
3. Santana featuring The Product G&B, “Maria Maria”
4. Joe, “I Wanna Know”
5. Vertical Horizon, “Everything You Want”
6. Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name”
7. Savage Garden, “I Knew I Loved You”
8. Lonestar, “Amazed”
9. Matchbox Twenty, “Bent”
10. Toni Braxton, “He

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Sep 2
2
Lana Del Rey, The Flaming Lips, and 21 other albums we can’t wait to hear in September
Alex McLevy
Gwen Ihnat
Erik Adams
Katie Rife
and 5 more
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Summer may be coming to a close and the schools bells may be ringing once more—virtually, we hope—but the season of music is perpetual and unchanging (okay, admittedly there’s a slight shift around the Yuletide so that Mariah can once more storm the charts). As we roll into September, there are again a bevy of great

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