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    1. Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I...

      Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I avoided including things where information was too lacking, so feel free to mention anything that isn't on here that you think is worth mentioning. Beyond that, if you have any thoughts of any of these albums, it would be great to hear them :)

      (oh and don't bully me for the genre tags, a lot of these things have very limited resources available and I couldn't individually listen to everything and determine what fits best, so I'm pulling from third parties and an artist's past work a lot of the time)


      American Football - American Football (Midwest Emo)

      Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet (Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter)

      Anteros - When We Land (Indie Pop)

      Aoratos - Gods Without Name (Black Metal)

      Apparat - LP5 (Techno)

      Aubrey Logan - Where The Sunshine Is Expensive (Vocal Jazz)

      Avey Tare - Cows on Hourglass Pond (Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Folk)

      Bad Suns - Mystic Truth (Alternative Rock, Indie Pop)

      Ballout - T.I. (Drill)

      Battle Beast - No More Hollywood Endings (Heavy Metal, Power Metal)

      Bill MacKay - Fountain Fire (Folk Rock)

      Blue Angels - Sue EP (Ambient Folk)

      Bonnie Tyler - Between The Earth And The Stars (Pop Rock)

      Brian Carpenter’s Beat Circus - These Wicked Things (Avant Prog, Dark Cabaret)

      Brim Liski - Duels (Shoegaze, Electronica)

      Cellar Darling - The Spell (Folk Metal)

      Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall (Jazz Fusion)

      Crows - Silver Tongues (Post Punk)

      Dean Lewis - A Place We Knew (Singer-Songwriter, Pop)

      Delta Heavy - Only in Dreams (Drumstep)

      Dominanz - Let The Death Enter (Death Metal)

      Donna Grantis (of 3rdEyeGirl) - Diamonds & Dynamite (Hard Rock)

      Dos Monos - Dos City (Experimental Hip Hop)

      Emily Wells - This World Is Too ____ For You (Chamber Pop)

      Everglow - Arrival of Everglow (K-Pop, Dance-Pop)

      Ex Hex - It's Real (Power Pop, Alternative Rock)

      Extortionist - Sever the Cord (Deathcore)

      Famous Dex - Wave Creator (Trap Rap, Pop Rap)

      Flora Cash - Press (Indie Folk)

      Flume - Hi This Is Flume (Wonky)

      Fred Everything - Long Way Home (Deep House)

      From Sorrow to Serenity - Reclaim (Deathcore, Groove Metal, Metalcore)

      Heize - She's Fine (K-Pop, Contemporary R&B)

      Ian Daniel Kehoe - Secret Republic (Pop)

      Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien (Afro-Funk)

      Jayda G - Significant Changes (Deep House)

      Jenny Lewis - On the Line (Pop Rock, Indie Pop)

      Jeon Se Woon - Plus Minus Zero (K-Pop)

      Johnny Booth - Firsthand Accounts (Metalcore)

      Kevin Garrett - Hoax (Singer-Songwriter)

      La Casa Azul - La Gran Esfera (Bubblegum, Indie Pop)

      La Dispute - Panorama (Emo)

      Lafawndah - Ancestor Boy (Alternative R&B, Art Pop)

      Lambchop - This (is what I wanted to tell you) (Sophisti-Pop, Art Pop)

      Leiva - Nuclear (Pop)

      Lil Xan - Heartbreak Soldiers pt. 2 (Trap Rap, Emo Rap)

      Lil Yee - Live 4 It, Die 4 It EP (West Coast Hip Hop)

      Lucy Rose - No Words Left (Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk)

      Luther Dickinson And Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon - Solstice (Southern Rock, Blues)

      Mary Lattimore And Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) - New Rain Duets (Electroacoustic)

      Matt Anderson - Halfway Home By Morning (Blues)

      Maverick Sabre - When I Wake Up (Neo-Soul)

      Mayfield - Careless Love (Post-Hardcore)

      Meridian - Margin of Error (Heavy Metal)

      Momoland - Show Me (K-Pop, Dance-Pop)

      NAV - Bad Habits (Alternative R&B, Trap Rap, Pop Rap)

      Niggght - Violent Delicacy EP (Doom Metal, Blues)

      Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe (Indie Pop, Indie Rock)

      No Win - Downey (Indie Rock, Power Pop)

      Obsidian Sea - Strangers (Progressive Rock)

      Orville Peck - Pony (Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country)

      Parting Gift - Ensom (Alternative Rock)

      PnB Rock - TrapStar Turnt PopStar (Trap Rap)

      Problem Daughter - Grow Up Trash (Pop Punk)

      Queen Key - Eat My Pussy Again (Trap Rap)

      RPWL - Tales From Outer Space (Progressive Rock)

      Rachael Sage - PseudoMyopia (Singer Songwriter)

      Red Sun Rising - Peel EP (Post Grunge)

      Rich the Kid - The World Is Yours 2 (Trap Rap, Southern Hip Hop)

      Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor (Gothic Country, Gothic Rock, Post-Punk)

      Robin Trower - Coming Closer To Day (Blues Rock)

      Ruth B - Maybe I'll Find You Again (Singer/Songwriter)

      Sermon - Birth of the Marvellous (Alternative Metal, Progressive Rock)

      Shawn James - The Dark & The Light (Contemporary Rock)

      Shlohmo - The End (Electronic)

      Sleep In. - The Stars On Your Ceiling (Emo)

      Sleeper - The Modern Age (Britpop)

      Slow Caves - Falling (Indie Rock)

      Spiral Stairs (Pavement’s Scott Kannberg) - We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized (Alternative Rock)

      Stillhound - Stillhound (House, Indie Rock)

      Strand of Oaks - Eraserland (Indie Folk, Indie Rock)

      Suzi Wu - Error 404 EP (Indie Pop)

      Taali - I Am Here (Art Pop)

      Tamaryn - Dreaming The Dark (Synth Pop, Dream Pop)

      Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band - Pedal Steal + Four Corners (Singer Songwriter)

      The Flaying - Angry, Undead (Death Metal)

      These New Puritans - Inside The Rose (Art Pop, Darkwave)

      They Hate Change - Clearwater EP (Experimental Hip Hop)

      Trevor Daniel - Restless (Pop Rap, Emo Rap)

      Truth Corroded - Bloodlands (Thrash Metal, Death Metal)

      Tyson Meade - Robbing The Nuclear Family (Indie Rock)

      VAV - Thrilla Killa (K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Electropop)

      Vendredi sur mer - Premiers émois (Electropop, French Pop)

      Wallows - Nothing Happens (Indie Rock, Indie Pop)

      We Show Up On Radar - Zanzibar Whip Coral (Indie Pop)

      Wild Belle - Everybody One of a Kind (Pop Reggae, Indie Pop)

      Yawners - Just Calm Down (Indie Rock)

      Yerin Baek - Our Love Is Great (K-Pop)

      13 votes
    2. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      20 votes
    3. Did a lot of comparisons tonight, and I have to say I feel the variation of “Why Don’t You Do Right” sung by Amy Irving in Who Framed Roger Rabbit holds far more impact than the original...

      Did a lot of comparisons tonight, and I have to say I feel the variation of “Why Don’t You Do Right” sung by Amy Irving in Who Framed Roger Rabbit holds far more impact than the original recordings done by Peggy Lee, or even many artists after.

      What redo/variation of a classic still holds you speechless?

      26 votes
    4. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      14 votes
    5. After reading a thread on AskReddit requesting songs that made people cry, I thought about my favorite music and realized that most of the songs that made me cry were because they were uplifting...

      After reading a thread on AskReddit requesting songs that made people cry, I thought about my favorite music and realized that most of the songs that made me cry were because they were uplifting in one way or another. So here I am today, asking you this: what songs move you to tears because of positive emotions? Here are a few of mine:

      The Beatles - Let It Be. It's almost embarrassing to put this one first, but a simple three word phrase has never been filled with so much meaning. "Let it be" is practically my motto, and it's the philosophy which has most helped to steer me towards sanity. The music accompanying the lyrics just resonates with my heartstrings and it always makes me feel relieved after listening.

      Yoko Kanno - Gotta Knock a Little Harder. People often describe music they like as being written for them. To me, this song feels like my very essence was put into sound. Its a song about breaking free of depression and loneliness. The thing I love about it is how honest it is; breaking through that door is brutally difficult. I love how there isn't an extra verse telling you how much better the narrator's life is after breaking through the door (or even that they made it through), instead implying it through choral swells and a little bit of the listener's imagination.

      Arto Lindsay - Counting the Roses. This one may be cheating a little, because it's really the context of the song that makes me cry. It was written for a video game called D2, where a tragic character named Kimberly wrote the lyrics after a particularly terrible day. While the song is beautiful by itself, what affects me is the concept that it represents: even in an ugly, poisonous, depressing world, pure and beautiful things can still be found.

      9 votes