1. Sarah Jaffe … The Body Wins … 2012

    Sarah’s bluesy, ballsy (hehe) voice went on a date with a drum machine and a new wave/hip-hop producer for Round #2. Though she’s employed more instrumentation Jaffe still evokes a richly depraced, hollow, barebones, sound. She’s pretty brilliant!

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  2. Devin … Romancing … 2012

    It turns out, looks can be decieving cause this dude doesn’t sound anything like Robin Thicke. And that’s a good thing. Blues inspired upbeat rock, pretty catchy!

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  3. Moonface … With Sinnai - Heartbreaking Bravery

    Wolf Parade frontman’s solo effort is pretty similar to his earlier work. Dark, deep rhythms and power chords against proto-gothic vocals and sad but epic lyrics.

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  4. M. Ward … A Wasteland Companion … 2012

    M. Ward is a master at what he does - slow steady folk rock. Zoey Deschanel guests as usual, but I think his quietest most melancholic moments are his most profound.

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  5. Toro y Moi … June 2009 … 2012

    Another album from Toro y Moi, oh boy! I totally connect with these songs on a deeper level, in the sense that I too have no idea what I’m doing with my life. This is the perfect summer album, glowing, lo-fi, electric pop. Sorry, its called “chillwave.” This album differs from his previous work though, it has much more of a vintage pop feel to it, guaranteed to make you nostalgic.

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