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#287: Snapped Ankles, “Forest of Your Problems”

We took a week off because we can. It gave us a few extra days to dive deeper into Snapped Ankles’ excellent “Forest of Your Problems”. The noisy London post-punk (if we can define it like that…) band refines their sound further, bringing us some hip-moving motorik we can use to pretend the world is back to normal and we can all dance again. Responsibly.

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Sufjan Stevens & Angelo de Augustine – Olympus
Sharon Silva – Spitting Image
Desperate Journalist – Utopia
Strand of Oaks – Galacticana
The Bootstrap Boys – Some Days
Scott Hirsch – Spirit True
Woods – Nickels and Dimes
Courtney Barnett – Rae Street
The Goon Sax – Desire
Amen Dunes – Feel Nothing (feat. Sleaford Mods)
Snapped Ankles – Undilated Lovers
Snapped Ankles – Xylophobia
Goat – Queen of the Underground
Anthony Joseph – Swing Praxis
The Killing Popes – Hi Five
Paraguaii – Peanut
Drug Store Romeos – Walking Talking Marathon
Helvetia – Crooks Go in the Ground
Starflyer 59 – Like to Lose
The Deep Dark Woods – Anathea
Taylor Rae – Fixer Upper
Miss Tess – Real Change
Molly Burch – Took A Minute
William Tyler & Luke Schneider – The Going Through

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#283: Japanese Breakfast, “Jubilee”

Michelle Zauner’s first two albums as Japanese Breakfast sounded promising, but not really that exciting – not that it aimed at that. But, as soon as the horns in “Paprika” kick in, you can’t help but feel this *is* the breakout album we were waiting for from a stellar songwriter. Ironically enough, it was the inward-looking, gorgeous slow burner album closer “Posing for Cars” that made us pick “Jubilee” as our album of the week. Go get it.

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#278: Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, “Superwolves”

Five years in the making, sixteen after their original collaboration, “Superwolf”, Matt Sweeney teams up with Bonnie Prince Billy for its follow-up, “Superwolves”.

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#262: Aaron Frazer, “Introducing…”

Aaron Frazer is best known as the drummer (and singer) for soul outfit Durand Jones & the Indications. Like so many songwriters in the past few years, he teamed up with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and got his debut solo album, “Introducing…”, ready in no time. We’re not even halfway through January and we already have our first highlight of 2021. Feels good to be back.

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#219: Nathaniel Rateliff, “And It’s Still Alright”

Nathaniel Rateliff has loved and lost. It really shows on his first solo album since 2013, going back to his roots after a successful stint with his Night Sweats. Serving as a tribute to late friend and collaborator Richard Swift, this is not your average “look, I’m divorced now” bearded dude folk record.

Plus: new tracks by Nap Eyes, The Men, Lucinda WilliamsSpanish Love SongsU.S. GirlsTame ImpalaTennis MusicLala LalaNadia ReidAnna BurchMolly BurchMiss TessAnna AshWaxahatcheeBillie EilishJozef van WissemWilliam PrinceLogan LedgerJonathan Wilson, and Khruangbin + Leon Bridges.