Five(ish) Surprising Albums of 2013

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It's been almost six months into 2013 and we've already seen our fair share of fantastic records. Whether it was high-profile surprises or under-the-radar classics, this list includes some of…

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Osprey Radio’s Top 20 Albums of the Year

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Written by Mason McGough, featuring Trevor Johnson where marked. 2012, along with 2000 and technically every other year ever, will henceforth be known as the year the world didn’t end.…

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Album Review: Centipede Hz by Animal Collective

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For a group with a track record as long as Animal Collective’s, it’s astounding how little Centipede Hz sounds like their past work. If anything, it most closely approximates the underworld sounds of Avey Tare’s solo album Down There. Animal Collective is not the band people think it is, simply because it’s never been.

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Album Review: America by Dan Deacon

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America scarcely relents in its charge, building steadily upon psychedelic jams that culminate in explosive symphonies of sound. I can’t help but be reminded of a similar classic called Vision Creation Newsun by the Japanese avant-rock band Boredoms. The tone of the record is always an impenetrable elation, much like the Boredoms album.

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Album Review: NO by Old Man Gloom

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“YES” seems a more appropriate name for this album, at least cosmetically. No cavern is left untrodden, no matter how dark or foreboding. And the earth-shattering metal that intersperses them is the best part.

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