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This Week’s Essential Releases: Dark Shoegaze, Symphonic Metal, Jazz and More

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Welcome to Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend crucial new albums that were released between last Friday and this Friday, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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The Best Soul Albums of 2018

2018-best-of-soul-1244It was a fabulous year for soul.  It took us from the streets to the heart, from the political to the personal. Without further adieu, here are the best soul albums of 2018.

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The Best Soul on Bandcamp: July 2018

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Soul music has always been about more than just love. This month’s best soul releases, which includes two fabulous June omissions, move from self-examination—like Jenny Penkin’s endlessly listenable Him, On the Other Hand—to hard-hitting social commentary, like Nu Dust’s debut. Yet every release does one important thing: they remind us that music has the power to illuminate the intricacies of life like few other art forms.   Continue reading