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The Best Albums of 2016: #60 – 41

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If there’s one thing we learned since we launched Bandcamp Daily this past June, it’s that the world of Bandcamp is enormous—encompassing everything from emo in China to cumbia punk in Tucson, Arizona to just about everything in between. So narrowing our Best Albums of the Year down to 100 choices was a daunting task. This week, we’ll be sharing our picks, 20 at a time, until we arrive at the top spot on Friday.

More “Best of 2016”:
The Best Albums of 2016: #100 – 81
The Best Albums of 2016: #80 – 61
The Best Albums of 2016: #40 – 21
The Best Albums of 2016: #20-1

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On “Flames & Figures,” The Seshen Opens Up And Embraces Vulnerability

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The Seshen. Photo by Emalyn Lopez.

Lalin St. Juste used to live in outer space. Not literally, of course, but artistically: As frontwoman of The Seshen, her vocals used to have a cosmic quality, wafting along serenely in the background of her songs. But on the group’s new album, Flames & Figures, St. Juste brings her vocals to the forefront, putting her abstract, yet personal lyrics on full display.

“I wanted and needed to try to be more vulnerable,” she says. “That’s still a work in progress. But I wanted to grow in a way that allowed me to explore more sides of myself as a singer and a songwriter.”

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