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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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The Best Punk on Bandcamp, March 2018

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Bandcamp has long been a home for DIY punk and hardcore from around the world, touching all of the myriad subgenre styles and helping to translate the simple effectiveness of cut-and-paste to the digital age. For March’s survey of those punk releases that stood out the most in the past month, Kerry Cardoza highlights brash and bold Spanish-language hardcore from Blystex and Mujeres Podridas, post-punk tracks by Corey Flood and La Plata, and more. Continue reading