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Wyclef Jean: Wyclef Jean Inspired By...

16 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
A new mixtape from Wyclef Jean finds him reinterpreting the sound of 2017, track by track. There are endearing bits of serendipity here, but the project’s purpose is unclear.
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Diggin’ in the Carts: A Collection of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music

16 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
Assembled by Hyperdub’s Steve Goodman and filmmaker Nick Dwyer, this 34-track compilation offers a retro-futurist deep dive into a lost world of incidental music of surprising power and poignancy.
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Fela Kuti: Fela Vinyl Box Set #4

15 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
Erykah Badu’s curated tour of the Afrobeat giant’s sprawling discography showcases the headier aspects of the legendary bandleader’s work, even as it grapples head-on with his life’s contradictions.
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Tee Grizzley/Lil Durk: Bloodas

15 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley and Chicago drill alum Lil Durk team up for a promising mixtape that showcases their considerable chemistry.
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Ahnnu: Special Forces

15 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
The producer known as Ahnnu is affiliated with L.A.’s beat-music scene, but his sounds are swirling and gelatinous. Rhythms never unfold quite the way you might expect them to on his hypnotic new LP.
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BROCKHAMPTON: Saturation III

15 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
It's on their third album this year that rap crew BROCKHAMPTON’s whole gestalt comes into focus. There are more memorable performances, and more fascinatingly unorthodox compositions servicing them.
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Roy Wood$: Say Less

14 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
OVO Sound signee Roy Wood$ offers a chilled-out version of trappy R&B on his debut studio album. But he’s yet to find a sound that is distinctly his own.
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Mike Dunn: My House From All Angles

14 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
On his first solo LP in 27 years, house producer Mike Dunn celebrates the old school: Acid lines squirm, vintage drum machines knock and thrash, and Dunn holds court with his commanding baritone.
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Jim James: Tribute To 2

14 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
On a sequel to 2009’s covers collection Tribute To, the My Morning Jacket singer imbues a set of classics and standards with a distinctly contemporary melancholy.
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Total Control: Laughing at the System EP

14 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
Absurdity is the guiding principle of the new EP from the Australian post-punk band. This delightfully bizarre release distills Total Control’s gnashing, dazzling appeal.
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Statik Selektah: 8

13 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
Statik Selektah, a hip-hop mainstay, brings Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Raekwon, Prodigy and more for a boppy, East Coast delight that doesn't make the best use of the producer’s intuition.
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Big Sean / Metro Boomin: Double or Nothing

13 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
Though fun and at times politically salient, even Metro Boomin cannot rescue Big Sean from his habit of writing the absolute corniest lyrics imaginable.
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G Perico: 2 Tha Left

13 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
West Coast rap nostalgist G Perico has spent 2017 on a forward-looking tear. His third full-length release of the year contains his immediate charm.
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Makaya McCraven: Highly Rare

13 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
Recorded live in Chicago and then rearranged in the drummer/producer’s studio, Highly Rare channels an electric night of raw improv into a shapeshifting form halfway between hip-hop and free jazz.
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Palta: Universel

12 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
The latest from prolific Danish producer Natal Zaks is a short album of blissed-out, ambient textures, but is no less immersive thanks to his deft sense of world-building.
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Quality Control: Control the Streets, Vol. 1

12 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
The Atlanta label home to Migos, Lil Yachty, and a squad of up-and-coming rappers showcases their year on top with a 30-song victory lap of minor-key flexers and foamy delights.
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Lil Baby: Too Hard

12 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
The Atlanta rapper is slowly coming into his own as a Young Thug disciple with an intrinsic tunefulness and strong storytelling that is marred by the undistinguished Quality Control production.
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Thurston Moore / Charles Hayward: Improvisations

12 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
There is chemistry between the Sonic Youth guitarist and the This Heat drummer, but their collaborative album feels more like mood pieces for skronk heads and completists only.
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Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music From the Arab World

11 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
A new compilation from Habibi Funk records highlights the old and interweaving sounds of Algerian coladera, Lebanese AOR, Egyptian disco, Moroccan funk and more.
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Chief Keef: Dedication

11 Dec 2017 - 8:00am
Balancing his characteristic humor with newfound vulnerability, Keef’s latest is a worthy capstone to a prolific year in which the Chicago rapp