The duality of country and rock is further explored.

Jekyll_Hyde“Beautiful Drug” opens Jekyll + Hyde with its crosshairs aimed square at Top 40’s jugular. For just over three minutes you’ll think Zac Brown Band has gone shopping mall pop until “Loving You Easy” follows with their signature roots-rock sound. Their cover of Jason Isbell’s “Dress Blues” is top shelf Americana. –Eric Shea


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After two decades, these nineties Texan noise-rockers return with what might be their best record yet.

CherubsOn the surface, Cherubs seem to be taking up right where 1994’s Heroin Man left off; all super-distorted guitars and monster drumming. But on 2 Ynfynyty, the group adds surprisingly melodic vocals and hooks galore, resulting in some serious (noise) pop song craft. –Andee Connors


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Mariah Carey makes a powerful comeback on her new ballad, “Infinity.”

Mariah_CareyThe lyrics for the latest single from pop diva Mariah Carey is up for much interpretation – fans speculate that it’s likely about her recent break-up from ex Nick Cannon. However interpreted, Mimi never sounded better, resurrecting her signature high notes on this throwback to ‘90s power ballads. –Michelle Solomon


Sophomore slump dodged by a mile.

Nicki_Bluhm_GramblersWith Love Wild Lost, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers pick right up where their 2013 eponymous debut left off. “Only Always” swirls timeless twang with ‘70s flavored West Coast mom-rock. Standout song “Waiting on Love” boasts a Byrdsian jangle set to unpredictably stellar songwriting. “Mr. Saturday Night” is Joni Mitchell turned up to 11. –Eric Shea


With “Glass And Patron,” Avant R&B chanteuse FKA Twigs pushes her far-out sound further out.

FKA_TwigHushed, sensual vocals unfurl over an abstract soundscape of chiming bells and rumbling buzz. Two minutes in, the beat finally drops: a pulsing, abstract stutter wreathed in moody murk. Peppered with grinding glitches and sudden squelches, the sound flits from alien electro to slo-mo soul. –Andee Connors


Insane Clown Posse vomits face paint and Faygo all over the apocalypse with their new release The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost). 

Insane_Clown_PosseDetroit’s wicked clowns bring a special brand of psycho-horror on album 13 with darker beats and scarier rhymes. ICP mines Hell’s Pit for the sounds here, the third Joker’s card in the second deck of the Dark Carnival series. –J. Boogie



Beats, samples and life!

Mura_MasaThere’s a visceral element to Mura Masa’s take on future bass. Whether it’s soulful vocals, emotive synths or the heartbeat-esque kick that opens Someday Somewhere, he finds a way to bring vitality and life to a decidedly sampled affair. With support from Diplo, BBC and DJ Craze, we’ll be hearing more from Mura Masa someday, somewhere… –CMH




  1. Matthew lee
    May 12, 2015 at 1:52pm
    Idk what to say. This is just one of those things to where U have to experience it ur selves to what it's like
  2. Teberru
    May 13, 2015 at 3:14am
    These are all beautiful albums but I decided that especially Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers takes the first place on my list. Their style is really amazing me, in both emotionally and phonic way.
  3. emre
    October 29, 2015 at 10:37am
    I think my style is also very nice full albums

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