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Maserati - The Language of Cities (reissue)  [under the radar]

The Charlatans - The Charlatans (reissue)  [under the radar]

The Gloria Record - Start Here (reissue)  [under the radar]

Unwed Sailor - Truth or Consequences  [under the radar]

Claire Rousay - A Softer Focus  [under the radar]

The Reds, Pinks & Purples - Uncommon Weather  [under the radar]

South - From Here On In / From Here On Out (reissue)  [under the radar]

Elbow - Asleep in the Back (reissue)  [under the radar]

Chad Van Gaalen - World's Most Stressed Out Gardener  [under the radar]

Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark  [under the radar]

Mogwai - As the Love Continues  [under the radar]

Shame - Drunk Tank Pink  [under the radar]

Blonde Redhead - Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (reissue)  [under the radar]

Iress - Flaw  [under the radar]

Uniform - Shame  [under the radar]

Yo La Tengo - Electr-o-pura (reissue)  [under the radar]

The Charlatans - Between 10th and 11th (reissue)  [under the radar]

JOBS - endless birthdays  [under the radar]

Hum - Inlet  [under the radar]

Tim Burgess - I Love The New Sky  [the line of best fit]

FACS - Void Moments  [under the radar]

Arbouretum - Let It All In  [under the radar]

Snarls - Burst  [under the radar]

Nap Eyes - Snapshot of a Beginner  [under the radar]

Ash - Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash  [under the radar]

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York (25th Anniversary Edition)  [under the radar]

IDLES - A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan  [under the radar]

Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron - Lost Wisdom Pt. 2  [under the radar]

Black Marble - Larger Than Life  [the line of best fit]

Trupa Trupa - Of the Sun  [the line of best fit]

Tropical F*ck Storm - Braindrops  [the line of best fit]

The Soft Cavalry - The Soft Cavalry  [the line of best fit]

Versing - 10000  [the line of best fit]

American Football - American Football (LP3)  [popmatters]

Sleeper - The  Modern Age  [the line of best fit]

Pom Poko - Birthday  [the line of best fit]

Piroshka - Brickbat  [the line of best fit]

Swervedriver - Future Ruins  [popmatters]

Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?  [popmatters]

Ian Sweet - Crush Crusher  [the line of best fit]

Low - Double Negative  [analogue]

Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt  [popmatters]

Mogwai - KIN: OST  [the line of best fit]

IDLES - Joy as an Act of Resistance  [the line of best fit]

The Posies - Frosting on the Beater (reissue)  [popmatters]

Alexander Tucker - Don't Look Away  [the line of best fit]

Chastity - Death Lust  [popmatters]

The Love-Birds - In the Lovers' Corner  [popmatters]

Tangents - New Bodies  [popmatters]

Johnny Marr - Call the Comet  [the line of best fit]

The Buttertones - Midnight in a Moonless Dream  [popmatters]

The Dreebs - Forest of a Crew  [the line of best fit]

Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg  [the line of best fit]

Joan of Arc - 1984  [the line of best fit]

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Sparkle Hard  [popmatters]

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert - Here Lies the Body  [the line of best fit]

The Sea and Cake - Any Day  [the line of best fit]

Father Murphy - Rising...  [popmatters]

FACS - Negative Houses [popmatters]

MIEN - MIEN  [the line of best fit]

Dead Meadow - The Nothing They Need  [the line of best fit]

Caroline Says - No Fool like an Old Fool  [the line of best fit]

Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens  [the line of best fit]

Yo La Tengo - There's a Riot Going On  [popmatters]

Psychic Markers - Hardly Strangers  [the line of best fit]

Suuns - Felt  [popmatters]

The Men - Drift  [popmatters]

Keiji Heino and SUMAC - American Dollar Bill...  [popmatters]

The Lovely Eggs - This is Eggland  [the line of best fit]

S. Carey - Hundred Acres  [the line of best fit]

Field Music - Open Here  [the line of best fit]

No Age - Snares Like a Haircut  [the line of best fit]

Charles Hayward and Thurston Moore - Improvisations  [the line of best fit]

Quicksand - Interiors  [the line of best fit]

Trupa Trupa - Jolly New Songs  [the line of best fit]

Esmerine - Mechanics of Dominion  [the line of best fit]

Melkbelly - Nothing Valley  [popmatters]

Raleigh - Powerhouse Bloom  [popmatters]

Chad VanGaalen - Light Information  [the line of best fit]

Paul Draper - Spooky Action  [the line of best fit]

Lo Tom - Lo Tom  [the line of best fit]

Kacey Johansing - The Hiding  [popmatters]

Ride - Weather Diaries  [popmatters]

Evan Dando - Baby I'm Bored (reissue)  [popmatters]

Man Forever - Play What They Want  [the line of best fit]

Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions  [the line of best fit]

Helium - Ends With And  [popmatters]

Disco Inferno - In Debt (reissue)  [the line of best fit]

Moon Duo - Occult Architecture Vol. 2  [the line of best fit]

Tara Jane O'Neil - Tara Jane O'Neil  [popmatters]

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Damage and Joy  [popmatters]

Timber Timbre - Sincerely, Future Pollution  [the line of best fit]

Wire - Silver / Lead  [the line of best fit]

Spiral Stairs - Doris and the Daggers  [the line of best fit]

Gailes - Seventeen Words  [popmatters]

Dude York - Sincerely  [popmatters]

Pontiak - Dialectic of Ignorance  [popmatters]

Idles - Brutalism  [popmatters]

High Plains - Cinderland  [the line of best fit]

Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon  [popmatters]

Grails - Chalice Hymnal  [popmatters]

Lawrence English - Cruel Optimism  [the line of best fit]

PVT - New Spirit  [the line of best fit]

All Them Witches - Sleeping Through the War  [the line of best fit]

Teen Daze - Theme for Dying Earth  [the line of best fit]

Joan of Arc - He's Got the Whole This Land is Your Land in His Hands  [popmatters]

Uniform - Wake in Fright  [the line of best fit]

Papa M - Highway Songs  [popmatters]

Muuy Biien - Age of Uncertainty  [popmatters]

Redspencer - Perks  [popmatters]

Loscil - Monument Builders  [the line of best fit]

Bayonne - Primitives  [the line of best fit]

American Wrestlers - Goodbye Terrible Youth  [the line of best fit]

Holy Sons - In the Garden  [the line of best fit]

Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth  [the line of best fit]

Benoit Pioulard - The Benoit Pioulard Listening Matter  [popmatters]

Few Bits - Big Sparks  [popmatters]

Trails and Ways - Own It  [popmatters]

Black Marble - It's Immaterial  [popmatters]

Acrylics - DADA Minor  [popmatters]

Luke Haines - Smash the System  [the line of best fit]

Off World - 1  [the line of best fit]

Oddarrang - Agartha  [popmatters]

Ultimate Painting - Dusk  [the line of best fit]

Preoccupations - Preoccupations  [popmatters]

The Verve - A Storm in Heaven / A Northern Soul (reissues)  [popmatters]

Blue States - Restless Spheres  [the line of best fit]

Eluvium - False Readings On  [popmatters]

The Album Leaf - Between Waves  [the line of best fit]

Peter Broderick - Partners  [popmatters]

Tobacco - Sweatbox Dynasty  [the line of best fit]

Atoms and Void - And Nothing Else  [the line of best fit]

Jherek Bischoff - Cistern  [the line of best fit]

Various Artists - C87  [popmatters]

Rhyton - Redshift  [the line of best fit]

Hauschka - Room to Expand (Expanded)  [the line of best fit]

Psychic Ills - Inner Journey Out  [popmatters]

Colder - The Rain/Goodbye  [the line of best fit]

Still Parade - Concrete Vision  [popmatters]

Quasi - R&B Transmogrification, Featuring "Birds", Field Studies  [the line of best fit]

Minor Victories - Minor Victories  [popmatters]

Moonface and Siinai - My Best Human Face  [the line of best fit]

Ilya Beshevli - Wanderer  [the line of best fit]

Various Artists - Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980 - 1985  [popmatters]

Doomsquad - Total Time  [the line of best fit]

Keeps - Brief Spirit  [stereo subversion]

Suuns - Hold/Still and Bibio - A Mineral Love comparitive review  [redefine]

Woodpigeon - Trouble  [stereo subversion]

Jan St. Werner - Felder  [the line of best fit]

Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness  [the line of best fit]

Black Mountain - IV  [the line of best fit]

Aidan Moffat - Where You're Meant To Be  [the line of best fit]

Quilt - Plaza  [the line of best fit]

TEEN - Love Yes  [popmatters]

Wild Nothing - Life of Pause  [popmatters]

Pete Astor - Spilt Milk  [popmatters]

Field Music - Commontime  [popmatters]

The High Llamas - Here Come the Rattling Trees  [the line of best fit]

Luke Haines - British Nuclear Bunkers  [popmatters]

The Bluetones - Return to the Last Chance Saloon (reissue)  [popmatters]

The Telescopes - Splashdown: The Creation Recordings 1990 - 1992  [popmatters]

Esmerine - Lost Voices  [popmatters]

Mark McGuire - Beyond Belief  [the line of best fit]

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Style  [popmatters]

The Twilight Sad - Oran Mor Session  [the line of best fit]

Dan Friel - Life  [popmatters]

Born Ruffians - RUFF  [popmatters]

Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land  [the line of best fit]

Girl Band - Holding Hands with Jamie  [popmatters]

Telekinesis - Ad Infinitum  [popmatters]

Masayoshi Fujita - Apologues  [the line of best fit]

The Jam - About the Young Idea: The Very Best of the Jam  [popmatters]

Talk In Tongues - Alone With A Friend  [stereo subversion]

CFCF - Radiance and Submission  [the line of best fit]

Tearjerker - Stay Wild  [popmatters]

Eleventh Dream Day - Works For Tomorrow  [popmatters]

Valet - Nature  [popmatters]

In Camera - Era  [popmatters]

Moullinex - Elsewhere  [popmatters]

William Basinski - Cascade  [popmatters]

Dfalt - s/t  [redefine]

Shopping - Consumer Complaints  [stereo subversion]

Uniform - Perfect World  [popmatters]

Diamond Youth - Nothing Matters  [popmatters]

Jenny Hval - Apocalypse, girl  [popmatters]

Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia  [stereo subversion]

Kinski - 7 (or 8)  [popmatters]

Broken Water - Wrought  [stereo subversion]

Soley - Ask the Deep  [popmatters]

Blanck Mass - Dumb Flesh  [popmatters]

Grounders - Grounders  [popmatters]

Nocturnal Sunshine - Nocturnal Sunshine  [redefine]

This Will Destroy You - Another Language  [stereo subversion]

METZ - II  [popmatters]

Braids - Deep in the Iris  [popmatters]

Nai Harvest - Hairball  [popmatters]

Wand - Golem  [stereo subversion]

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress  [popmatters]

Indian Wells - Pause  [redefine]

Inventions - Maze of Woods  [stereo subversion]

The Monochrome Set - Spaces Everywhere  [popmatters]

Bedhead - 1992-1998  [stereo subversion]

Eternal Tapestry - Wild Strawberries  [popmatters]

Moon Duo - Shadow of the Sun  [popmatters]

Krill - A Distant Fist Unclenching  [stereo subversion]

Sam Prekop - The Republic  [popmatters]

The Pop Group - Citizen Zombie  [popmatters]

Disappears - Irreal  [redefine]

Mount Eerie - Sauna  [popmatters]

Loscil - Sea Island  [popmatters]

Pour le Plaisir - Tin Machine EP  [redefine] 

A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos  [popmatters]

Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold  [stereo subversion]

Film - Eclipse  [redefine]

Owen - Other People's Songs  [popmatters]

Two Inch Astronaut - Foulbrood  [popmatters]

Last Ex - Last Ex  [popmatters]

Young Widows - Easy Pain  [stereo subversion]

Institute - Salt EP  [popmatters]

Native America - Grown Up Wrong  [popmatters]

Cult of Youth - Final Days  [popmatters]

The Jazz June - After the Earthquake  [popmatters]

Ariel Pink - Pom Pom  [stereo subversion]

The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave  [popmatters]

The Posies - Failure (reissue)  [popmatters]

Cave - Release  [popmatters]

Arp - Pulsars e Quasars EP  [popmatters]

yMusic - Balance Problems  [popmatters]

Hers - Youth Revisited  [stereo subversion]

Equals - Tracts  [stereo subversion]

Little Racer - Modern Accent EP  [stereo subversion]

Mimicking Birds - EONS  [stereo subversion]

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Days of Abandon  [stereo subversion]

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Enter the Slasher House  [stereo subversion]

BLUFFING - Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom  [stereo subversion]

The Coathangers - Suck My Shirt  [stereo subversion]

Hammock - Oblivion Hymns  [stereo subversion]

Unwound - Rat Conspiracy  [stereo subversion]

Owls - Two  [stereo subversion]

Soft Science - Detour  [stereo subversion]

Sun Kil Moon - Benji  [stereo subversion]

Mogwai - Rave Tapes  [stereo subversion]

Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain  [stereo subversion]

Into It. Over It. - Intersections  [stereo subversion]

Minor Alps - Get There  [stereo subversion]

Body/Head - Coming Apart  [stereo subversion]

Mark Kozelek & Desertshore - s/t  [stereo subversion]

Still Life Still - Mourning Trance  [stereo subversion]

Obits - Beds & Bugs  [stereo subversion]

Heirlooms of August - Down at the 5-star  [stereo subversion]

CFCF - Music for Objects  [stereo subversion]

Bestial Mouths - s/t  [stereo subversion]

Hausu - Total  [stereo subversion]

Tearjerker - Hiding  [line]

Odonis Odonis - Better  [line]

Ellen Allien - Sool  [, 2008]

Low vs. Diamond - s/t  [, 2008]

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