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Julie Dexter, Interim: Retro-electro grooves to lose yourself to
Kno (of CunninLynguists), Death is Silent: Life's a bitch, then you die.
Mathis Hunter, The Soft Opening: Stony psych pop with mutton chops
Living Rooms, House Kid: A sparkling dose of digital aromatherapy
Mermaids, Tropsicle: Is there a beach around here?
Mighty High Coup, To the Moon: Perma-grin boom bap with an 808
The N.E.C., Is: Louder than you thought it'd be.
Playboy Tre, The Last Call: Earline's son needs a damn deal!
PJ Morton, Walk Alone: He got it from his daddy.
Queen Sheba, Shebatar: So fierce and vulnerable it hurts
Qurious, Planet Plant: A dream that seems really real.
Rebecca Loebe, Mystery Prize: I just wanna hear girls talk.
Red Sea, Weird Problem: Ecstatic noise: ATL meets NZ pop
Rhonda Thomas, Listen: Isaac Hayes is head-bobbin' in heaven.
Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, "Heartlite" 7-inch: Imagine life as a Hallmark musical
Sa-Roc, Supernova: A Prelude to a Journey: Metaphysical flows for concrete jungle maneuvers
Sean Falyon, Sean Falyon BE Everywhere: Big voice. Bigger personality. Biggest hustle.
Selmanaires, "Sinister Season" b/w "B Spell" 7-inch: Moogie wonderland of crystalline electro tropicalia
Shawn Mullins, Light You Up: Occasionally edgy, always tuneful folk/pop
Soft Powers, Bad Pop: VHS fidelity is the new black.
Social Studies, Proxemics: Automatic generation of literary cleverness, son
Travis Porter, "Make It Rain": How old are these kids, again?
Trench Party, Anxiety: "Could you describe the ruckus, sir?"
Usher, "There Goes My Baby": Daddy's home with that panty-dropping falsetto
Waka Flocka Flame, Flockaveli: High-flying idiot savant. Balls of steel
Wymyns Prysyn, Tres Umbros: It's on tonight, dude. Bring it!
Yelawolf, Trunk Muzik: Redneck: amazing rapper. Story at 11.
Young Jeezy, Trap or Die : Put mixtape effort into album, please!
Zoroaster, Matador: Psych-metal grooves from the stoned cosmos