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Kingston, JamaicaRomain Virgo — The System
review
Rating: 3

Romain Virgo -- The System

This is one of the most unconventional reggae albums I've heard in awhile, and whether or not you like Romain Virgo's sophomore LP The System largely depends on your level of purism, or your acceptance...
London, United KingdomSlugabed — Time Team
review
Rating: 5

Slugabed -- Time Team

Time Team, the rabidly awaited debut album from UK producer Slugabed may prove to be a landmark in electronic music. At the very least it suggests one way forward from this dubstep/post-dubstep...
Stockholm, SwedenAne Brun — It All Starts With One
review
Rating: 3.5

Ane Brun — It All Starts With One

Ane Brun is the closest thing the female gender and Scandinavia has to Antony and the Johnsons. Her compositions and virtuoso vocals are often used in the pursuit of extreme, exquisite beauty. Both...
London, United KingdomKwes — meantime
review
Rating: 4

Kwes — meantime

It took four years for British artist Kwes to put out his second EP, bashful., a consummate series of songs. He was probably being something of a perfectionist, but he was also working on other people's...
Stockholm, SwedenNiki & the Dove — Instinct
review
Rating: 5

Niki & the Dove — Instinct

"DJ, Ease My Mind." Ten! "Under the Bridges." Ten! "Mother Protect." Ten! Like an electropop Nadia Comaneci, Malia Dahlstromm and Gustav Karlof have been dominating the music blog game since releasing...
Salt Pond, GhanaEbo Taylor — Appia Kwa Bridge
review
Rating: 4

Ebo Taylor — Appia Kwa Bridge

It's not a big deal if you've never heard of Ghanaian guitarist and songwriter Ebo Taylor. Though he has been a professional musician since the '50s, he didn't have an international release until 2010's...
Gold Coast, AustraliaBleeding Knees Club — Nothing To Do
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Rating: 0.5

Bleeding Knees Club — Nothing To Do

Surfy/poppy garage punk albums about being young and screwed up are usually awesome and fun. That's why it's so bewildering that the debut full-length Nothing to Do from Australian surf rockers Bleeding...
Paris, FranceVarious Artists — Kitsuné America
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Rating: 3.5

Various Artists — Kitsuné America

Parisian enterprise Kitsuné has carved out a unique spot on the international music map. Both a fashion (check out these Keds) and record label, Kitsuné has become known primarily for its compilations,...
Alor Setar, MalaysiaYuna — S/T
review
Rating: 3.5

Yuna — S/T

After achieving stardom in her native Malaysia with emotionally and lyrically intricate indie pop, Yuna has released a self-titled album aimed at a global audience. For the production of this debut she...
Tokyo, JapanMolice — Neugravity
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Rating: 3

Molice — Neugravity

Moddish Tokyo rockers Molice say they drew inspiration from the android-centric cult film Blade Runner for their third album Neugravity. Luckily, the music doesn't sound like it was made by robots....