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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Laurel Halo, Primitive Calculators

It’s Friday, which means that it’s nearly the weekend, and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week there’s the return of Laurel Halo, which has gotten us very excited indeed about her upcoming new record. There’s also renascent Australian post punk noiseniks Primitive Calculators, the U.S. Girls video we premiered earlier this week, Mark Kozelek reflecting on the days of the Night Stalker, the pleasantly ungoogleable Perfect Pussy, another taste of the new Tim Hecker record, and more. Click through and get listening! … Read More

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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Beck, U.S. Girls

It’s Friday, which means that it’s nearly the weekend, and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week there’s Beck doing his best Dirty Projectors impression, along with an awesome new Spector-esque track from U.S. Girls, Oneohtrix Point Never and Purity Ring remixing Nine Inch Nails and Lady Gaga, respectively, a bunch of Motion Sickness of Time Travel, the return of Robert Pollard (with six new records in tow), and lots more. Click through and get listening! … Read More

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A Selection of Great Post-1970s Glam Rock Albums

We’re super excited about the return of Suede, both because their new single “Barriers” is really great and because, honestly, we’re hoping for some sort of glam re-revival in the year to come — surely it’s time for the return of bands whose ambitions extend beyond bedroom laptoptronica and/or determinedly anonymous we-just-do-what-we-do-and-possibly-have-beards indie? Hey, David Bowie’s surprise album announcement certainly can’t hurt the possibility of a glitter resurgence, either! While we wait, we’ve been digging out our old Suede CDs and also exhuming other examples of glam rock from after the genre’s mid-’70s golden age. Here are some of our favorites — what are yours? … Read More

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The Best Albums Flavorpill Staffers Heard in 2012

A couple of weeks back, we took a look at the best books that various Flavorpill staffers had read over the course of the year, and today we’re repeating the exercise with albums — we’ve surveyed our highly trained staff and asked them what the best record they heard in 2012 was. The results, we hope you’ll agree, are rather interesting, encompassing everything from Ke$ha and Swans to a hitherto undiscovered fondness for obscure country reissues. Do feel free, of course, to add your voice to the discussion in the comments section! … Read More

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The 15 Most Underrated Albums of 2012

It’s December, which means the music industry’s listomania is now in full swing. But wait, if on the off chance you haven’t written your own personal end-of-year list, then have a quick look at this one before you start anointing one of the usual suspects — Grimes, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Swans, Fiona Apple, etc. — as the best of 2012. We love all those records, but there are a heap of great albums released in 2012 that we think haven’t gotten anywhere near the amount of end-of-year love they deserve. We profiled some of them in June — read on to find out our selections from the second half of the year, and let us know if you reckon we’ve missed any. … Read More

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