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  1. Folk-rock singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson isn't exactly a folk-rock singer-songwriter anymore. She began explore some synthier, dreamier pastures with some help from fellow Denver indie rockers Tennis on last year's "Light In Your Window." And she's continuing to harvest those fields on the rest of her new album There Will Come Soft Rains, named after a…
  2. There are a lot of new rap albums out today -- Mac Miller, Eminem, Madlib and Oh No, the expanded Dreamville compilation, plenty of stuff that we'll never even get around to posting. But if you can spare any time within this onslaught, you should probably spare some time for Rich Youngin, the latest from…
  3. UK bleary-rock greats the Jesus And Mary Chain have never, in their turbulent decades-long careers, released a bad song. Even if you dig in to the special-edition reissues with all the bonus tracks, you will only find bangers. You will find bangers so potent, in fact, that bands are still willing to cover those deep,…
  4. Last year, two haunted young sing-rappers -- Polo G, 21, from Chicago, and Lil Tjay, 17, from the Bronx -- teamed up for a mournful, meditative song about showing up at your party to rob you. At least, that's what the song was about on the surface. If you looked deeper, "Pop Out" had all…
  5. Two of our finest hazily adventurous rapper/producers were born into the family. Madlib and his younger brother Oh No have both been making music for many, many years. Most of the time, though, they have not been making music together. Over the years, Madlib and Oh No have linked up a few times to record…