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The Danish singer/songwriter's entry in the popular artist-curated, U.K.-based compilation series feels like the soundtrack to a David Lynch-sponsored Ayahuasca retreat.
An excellent place to start with a strong Vaughan Williams cycle from Andrew Manze and the RLPO.
An intelligent pairing of Brahms and Bartók, rendered with warmth and passion by a young American group.
Spanish indie pop group juxtaposes shocking, obsessive lyrics with candy-coated melodies drawing from punk, chiptune, and J-pop.
Working with Sonic Boom and live drummer James Barone, the duo delivers some of its widest-ranging, most exhilarating music of its career.
Part of a much-needed series devoted to Grainger's music for wind band, beautifully performed.
Partisan / PTKF
The acclaimed Tuareg guitarist leaves the West behind, recording in Africa on his fiery, unfiltered sixth album.
Pnk Slm / Punk Slime Recordings
Noisy, sweet, and impeccably arranged indie pop produced on a shoestring budget, but with widescreen ambitions.
Astralwerks / Opal
Fascinating box set containing a selection of audio extracts from Brian Eno's immersive audio-visual installations.
The second installment of Omnivore's Complete Capitol Singles covers the end of Buck Owens' imperial era.
Fine debut album from a band that loves the Everly Brothers and is able to masterfully re-create the feeling and spirit of their best records.
The singer/songwriter's first entirely self-produced album blends Rockwellian portraiture and personal remembrances for a deeply affecting set.
The Chicago four-piece turns in a debut of anxious, lean post-punk with a vigorous attack.
DJ Koze follows his 2013 breakthrough Amygdala with another absurdly inventive, emotive full-length loaded with guest vocalists.
Superb virtuoso works from American composer Daugherty that take his music in new directions.
Reprise / WB
A sweet, sad, and largely effortless-sounding 12-song set that caters to the L.A.-based folk-pop quartet's collective talent for pure pop craftsmanship.
The British singer/songwriter returns to politics and social issues with an exhortation toward tolerance and understanding during insane times.
A year after the triumphant return of Wolfgang Voigt's most revered alias, Gas offers another hourlong glimpse into its majestic dream world.
Linn / Linn Records
Gothic Voices presents Guillaume Dufay's music as it might have been performed at a Burgundian wedding celebration.
A study in sonic evolution delivered with more clarity and bombast than before, underpinned by Rønnenfelt's signature, sardonic drawl.
James Bay ditches handsome classicism for brightly colored pop on his excellent second album.
BMG / BMG Rights Management
On her first recording in 17 years, the award-winning singer/songwriter delivers a gracefully, emotionally committed collection of covers and originals.
The proper follow-up to Jon Hopkins' 2013 breakthrough Immunity is more intense, reflecting a deeper spiritual quest.
Profil - Edition Günter Hänssler
The final volume of Jukka-Pekka Saraste's Brahms cycle presents the Fourth Symphony, the Academic Festival Overture, and the Tragic Overture.
The Brazilian music renaissance man delivers an irresistible collection of pure summer fun in these 11 tracks filled with quark strangeness and charm.
The singer adeptly builds off and deviates from the early-'60s foundation of his Grammy-nominated debut.
Contender / Contender Records
Deepening their attack without abandoning their signature, Low Cut Connie deliver their most complete album to date.
The virtuoso guitarist digs deeper into electric blues on his sixth album, sounding sharper and more satisfying than ever.
Famed for virtuoso performances, Marc-André Hamelin turns to subtler music in Schubert's final Piano Sonata, D960 and the Four Impromptus, D935.
The gentle elegance and sophistication of Fauré's Barcarolles are captured by Michael Endres in this collection from Oehms Classics.
The Canadian rocker channels the Beatles (both as a band and solo) on this album of melodically sweet, impeccably crafted songs that revolve around sleep and dreams.
The L.A. singer/songwriter offers an alluring and more streamlined sequel to the lovelorn synth pop of 2015's Advice from Paradise.
A dusky, intimate, and often theatrical standards album from the idiosyncratic singer/pianist.
Reconvening Ronin for the first time since 2012, the composer and pianist builds out his brand of pulsing, improvisatory Zen funk.
The fifth volume in the Orlando Consort's series of Machaut's vocal music presents songs on the topic of fortune.
With help from her live band and friends, Allie Hanlon's fourth Peach Kellie Pop album is the brightest, best, and most diverse sounding yet.
Pentatone / PentaTone Classics
These are likely definitive readings of Messiaen's great remaking of programmatic music in a modernist context.
Roderick Williams' English-language performance of Schubert's Winterreise swaps out familiar associations for a challenging listening experience.
More-than-competent performances of criminally neglected music.
Dead Oceans Records
The Chicago-based guitarist and singer/songwriter indulges many whims in reinventing himself here; all of them are intriguing.
Drawing Room Records
More gently psychedelic wanderings from an under-the-radar sonic sorceress who has quietly built an impressive résumé over the years.
A dazzling, diverse, and sincere record from Stephen Malkmus.
On his first recording in eight years, the guitarist/pianist, with percussion and cello, gently examines the episodic nature of life along.
Joyful Noise / People in a Position to Know / Piaptk
The Oakland chamber-psych outfit turns its gaze to less tranquil waters on its fourth outing.
Incorporating more electronics and orchestral instruments, the Body have produced perhaps their most emotionally heavy work to date.
Sharp, exciting performances of neglected music from late in Claudio Monteverdi's career.
Bartlett (Doveman) and Muhly fashion exquisite, often poignant original songs inspired by Colin McPhee's piano transcriptions of gamelan music.
Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura and Danny Coughlan of Crybaby combine forces for a magical batch of heartbreaking ballads and gently rambling indie pop.