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The Best Albums of Winter 2018

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The first three months of the year have already given us an abundance of great records—arguably more than one roundup can possibly include. The 25 albums on this list contain a whole universe of sounds, from pummelling drone to rollicking indie rock, from thought-provoking hip-hop to Spanish synthwave. These are the Best Albums of Winter 2018.

Read last year’s edition of “Best Albums of the Winter”

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This Week’s Essential Releases: Jazz, Shoegaze, Gqom, and More

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Welcome to Seven Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend six new albums that were released in the last seven days, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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Album of the day: Mint Field, “Pasar De Las Luces”

“An ex-professional bowler hailing from Tijuana” might sound like the background of a Coen Brothers character, but it’s actually the bio of 21-year-old Estrella Sanchez, lead singer and guitarist in Mint Field. The band—rounded out by Sanchez’s childhood friend Amor Amezcua, a self-confessed synth geek and drummer—formed when Sanchez and Amezcua were still in high school. They released an EP in 2015 and, from the sound of Pasar De Las Luces, have spent the intervening three years expanding and honing their blend of woozy shoegaze, dreamy psychedelia, and immersive ambience. Continue reading