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  1. Review: 'Ices,' Lia Ices

    Singer-songwriter Lia Ices’ third effort a blend of international musical influences and electronica courtesy of guest producer Clams Casino. Its ten songs succeed as cohesive pop units without feeling heavy-handed.
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  2. New to OpenAir: Hundred Waters, Ball Park Music, Jeffertitti's Nile

    New to OpenAir: releases from Florida indie-electronica act Hundred Waters, Australian indie pop group Ball Park Music, and Father John Misty side project Jeffertitti's Nile.
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  3. New to OpenAir: Jessica Lea Mayfield, Thee Oh Sees, Sylvan Esso

    New to OpenAir this month: new releases from Ohio singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield, prolific garage rockers Thee Oh Sees, and electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso.
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  4. Review: 'Nikki Nack,' tUnE-yArDs

    “Nikki Nack” is, quite literally, the most immediate tUnE-yArDs album to date. On nearly every track the chorus hits right away, wasting no time in grabbing listeners and yanking them in.
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  5. Review: 'Voyage,' De Lux

    De Lux bridges the gap between the euphoria of dance and the grit of punk.
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  6. Review: 'Eagulls,' Eagulls

    Nearly a year after an infamous treatise, Eagulls arrive with a debut full-length that features melodic hooks, youthful energy and lyrical bite.
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  7. Review: 'From His Head to His Heart to His Hands,' Mike Bloomfield

    "From His Head to His Heart to His Hands," a 3-CD 1-DVD compilation of blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield, flows like a long awaited biography. Bloomfield articulates and punctuates throughout with licks we all have installed in our brain.
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  8. Review: 'Close to the Glass,' The Notwist

    Beginning with an arpeggiated synthesizer, The Notwist's “Close to the Glass” immediately diverges from the band’s harder sound of the past.
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  9. Review: 'Holly,' Nick Waterhouse

    Akin to that of his debut album “Time’s All Gone,” the music of Nick Waterhouse's latest “Holly” worships at the throne of Motown, the famous Detroit soul music label that made indelible dents on the pop charts forty-some years ago.
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  10. Review: 'Burn Your Fire for No Witness,' Angel Olsen

    Intentionally or not, singer-songwriter Angel Olsen’s acerbic new album “Burn Your Fire for No Witness” dropped right around that most divisive of calendar dates, Valentine’s Day. The timing proves apt for these 11 songs rife with untold desire, regret, and yes, love.
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