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Republic

Starcatcher is full of delightful contrasts, none of them jarring. The music remains emotive and mountainous in scale, but there's no fat here, no pomp-filled production. It’s the work of a band not fazed by success, but continuing to develop its art. With a nod to the classic rock that inspired them, Greta Van Fleet continue to contort those great influences in challenging and evocative new directions.

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ABKCO

The first official Rolling Stones rarities collection was originally released in June 1975. Combines legendary outtakes, rarities, and a wealth of demos that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards composed for other artists, which were subsequently re-recorded by the Stones themselves. The collection includes an orchestrated version of "Out Of Time," featured in Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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RCA Records

Little Songs is an upbeat, sometimes somber glimpse into the work and social life of the Canadian West, opening emotional turns as mature and heartening as the resonant baritone voice writing and singing them. Fans of Wall’s will find the same hardscrabble voice they’ve loved over the years connecting the contemporary world to the values, hardships, and celebrations of rural life.

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Interscope

Produced with previous collaborators Jeff Hazin and Ralph Castelli, alt-pop prodigy glaive's debut album finds him turning inward, reflecting with blunt honesty about growing up and outgrowing his North Carolina hometown. Glaive recorded the 13-track collection in a windowless garage in L.A. with a dog and no air conditioning. Featuring the singles "as if" and "i'm nothing that's all i am."

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Verve

Ninety minutes of never-before-heard music from the John Coltrane Quintet were recently discovered at the New York Public Library. In addition to some well-known Coltrane material ("Impressions"), there is a breathtaking feature for Dolphy's bass clarinet on "When Lights Are Low" and the only known non-studio recording of Coltrane's composition "Africa", from the Africa/Brass album.

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Third Man

Snõõper are an adrenalized mix of mutant punk and garage rock, with a little twee and art rock in there as well, all thrown in a blender and set to puree. Given the brief glimpses into their music and thrilling live performances, one might wonder if the group could hold the line for a full album. The answer is an enthusiastic yes. In the words of Henry Rollins, “Speaking selfishly, I want Snõõper to hurry up and make another album.”

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Thirty Tigers

This self-produced, honest and emotional new album highlights Nelson's strength as a songwriter and the band's uncompromising commitment to clarity, compassionate tones, and exceptional melodic moments. Lyrically, Sticks and Stones spans the themes of Drinking, Heartbreak, Love, Lying, Hope, Nature, Self-Reflection, Work-Life Balance, Settling Down, Home, Time, Longing and more.

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