Erik Thompson

Lizzo – <I>Lizzobangers</I>

Lizzo – Lizzobangers

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8/10

The Minneapolis MC is totally committed to her hustle, and ready to take over any club, radio station, or stereo that bumps her fresh, inspired songs.

Melvins – Tres Cabrones

Melvins – Tres Cabrones

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7/10

This collection reveals more about the Melvins’ raw early years than providing any hints as to where they might possibly be going in the future.

Sebadoh – Defend Yourself

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6/10

Returning after a fourteen year break from recording, Lou Barlow’s ‘other’ band get straight back to thrashing around in the unfurnished basement of the music industry.

Dent May – Warm Blanket

Dent May – Warm Blanket

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5/10

May’s third album finds him longing for a simpler time, perhaps one where everyone listened to as much Beach Boys as he does.

Volcano Choir – Repave

Volcano Choir – Repave

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8/10

Justin Vernon seems to have finally figured out just what a special thing he has with Volcano Choir, but thrillingly, they’re a band still unaware of where it’s going to take them next.

Zomby – With Love

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8/10

Zomby continues to boldly push the electronic scene forward while also joyously celebrating its fitful past.