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Recent Records: April 2017

Ulver. Arca. Joey Badass. Fen.

  • Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar album cover artwork

    Ulver

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar

    I’ve been a huge fan of Ulver’s genre shifts over the years. This latest record was possibly the most unexpected change to date – to their description, they’ve released a “pop” album. I’d say it’s kinda like psychedelic 60s pop with an edge.

    Buy it on Bandcamp

    Album highlights: Nemoralia, Rolling Stone, Angelus Novus, Coming Home
  • Arca- Arca album cover artwork

    Arca

    Arca

    Talk about shifts. Arca can sing? This is some dramatic opera-esque stuff. It’s heartbreakingly beautiful, too. The emotional range is remarkable. I have a feeling this record will be a grower, but I don’t think I’d be remiss is declaring this Arca’s best record to date.

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    Album highlights: Piel, Anoche, Reverie, Desafío
  • Joey Badass - All Amerikkkan Badass album cover artwork

    Joey Bada$$

    ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

    Joey is extremely cerebral on this record. So much so that I worry it’s less accessible, but I’m enjoying it so far. It’s going to take some time to sink in.

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    Album highlights: Temptation, Land of the Free, Devastated, Rockabye Baby
  • Fen - Winter album cover artwork

    Fen

    Winter

    I think I’ve been sleeping on Fen. I mean that kinda literally, too, as I actually sleep to black metal. This is some slowly unraveled atmospheric goodness. This record is just flat out wonderful and definitely a must-listen black metal record in 2017.

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    Album highlights: I (Pathway), II (Pathway), V (Death)