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Kacey Musgraves continues to follow her own arrow.

Kacey_MusgravesFollowing the success of Grammy-winning Same Trailer, Different Park, the country singer-songwriter pulls off another win on Pageant Material, with the tolerance-promoting sing-along “Biscuits” already generating “song of the year” buzz. She continues to find ways to assert her own convictions and individuality without sounding preachy or judgmental. And it’s a beauty! –Michelle Solomon

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Leon Bridges debuts with Coming Home.

Leon_BridgesJumping onto the scene with lead single “Coming Home,” newcomer Leon Bridges’s debut is a welcome dose of classic feel-good soul that will take you right back to the ‘60s. His earnest vocals move effortlessly through the album, heavily influenced by his gospel roots and southern sensibility. –Kike Aluko

 

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Bassnectar delivers eclectic abundance on Into the Sun.

Bassnectar37-year-old Santa Cruz dubstep legend Bassnectar is known for free mixtapes and chart-topping albums. Into the Sun is a blend of both, packed with 13 collaborations and remixes (including a fiery take on The Naked and Famous) as well as new originals like trap stomper “Speakerbox” and the soaring title track. –Party Ben

 

New BFF’s Sparks and Franz Ferdinand mix electro glam-pop and quirky, pomp-rock on killer collaboration.

FFSAnd while the sentiment behind FFS’ first single “Collaborations Don’t Work” often rings true, that cheekiness only highlights how perfectly this one actually does! FFS fuse Franz Ferdinand’s wiry new wave to Sparks’ irreverent songsmithery for a sound that fans of both groups should love. –Andee Connors

 

Mi swing es tropical.

Monsieur_PerineCaja De Música, the second full-length from Monsieur Periné, is delightful without being cutesy. While heavily embracing the spirit of Django, they don’t fall into the trappings of over-swinging the ship. Their advantage comes from the facile integration of pan-caribbean and Latin American sensibilities, resulting in a wholly engaging and accessible ode to cosmopolitan Bogotá. –Marcos Juarez

 

Sparkling creativity shines through Griot Classique.

Mamadou_DiabateMamadou Diabate is one of the world’s foremost players of the kora, an African harp with a beautiful tone. Coming from a storied lineage in Mali that includes his cousin Toumani Diabate, Mamadou seemed destined to take up this mantle and Griot Classique does not disappoint, delivering virtuosic performances on these stellar original compositions. –Diego Gonzalez

 

Don’t Weigh Down the Light is achingly traditional with sharp hints of psychedelia.

Meg_BairdMeg Baird conjures up images aplenty in peaceful odes with hints of melancholy. Dust motes hover in sunbeams as the shadows of leaves make rippling patterns on the walls. A water strider glides across a pond’s surface as deer gracefully drink at the shore. Just lovely. –Diego Gonzalez

Comments

  1. Kenneth Trammell
    July 11, 2015 at 10:55am
    Pandora is not excepting my email for my new account
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    1. Kenneth Trammell
      July 11, 2015 at 10:59am
      Can't set up my Pandora account it want take my new email someone else had th
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      1. PandoraSupport
        July 11, 2015 at 3:54pm
        Hi Kenneth, if you email our support team they can help you resolve this issue: http://pdora.co/writeus -Katie

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