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Noteworthy new additions to our music collection.

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Afrophysicist

Artist: Theo Croker

Produced by the legendary Dee Dee Bridgewater, the third album from Theo Croker deftly bridges generation gaps while creating captivating music that literally shape-shifts without pause.

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Attica!

Artist: Wussy

Over the years the aura of Wussy has been compared to great indie bands on or once on the fringe, which includes R.E.M. Even the Village Voice has written doting accolades and comparisons about the Cincinnati band. Listen to their 2011 CD Strawberry and maybe even Cheap Trick can be tossed into the comparison bowl (when Cheap Trick was rightfully relevant to the rock and roll landscape). But Wussy's latest CD Attica! is different. Their sound can only be compared to the evolution of Wussy. With the addition of guitarist John Erhardt and a cello and theramin thrown into the mix, the music is uniquely layered. The lyrics are so incredibly compelling Wussy faces the frustration of literary authors – having to answer the question of where does fact end and fiction begin. By “Halloween,” if not sooner, it’s obvious – if Wussy is not the next great band out of Ohio since the Black Keys then a travesty to American rock and roll has occurred.

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Killer Be Killed

Artist: Killer Be Killed

Featuring lead vocal contributions from Greg Puciato, Max Cavalera, and Troy Sanders, the aggressive assemblage of songs runs the gamut from percussive crowd-inciting bruality, jagged basement style carnage, and melodic off-kilter hooks. It's delivered through a prism of metal history conjuring the raw aggression of early Sepultura rumblings with the increasingly progressive esoteric shamanistic approach of Mastodon, and just a hint of the dissonance of The Dillinger Escape Plan.

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Maleficent: original soundtrack

Artist: James Newton Howard and Lana Del Rey

Stormy brass and percussion duke it out with sparkling strings and woodwinds on pieces that range from the tumultuous to the light-hearted. Lana Del Ray rounds out the album with an equally eerie and alluring version of "Once Upon a Dream," which serves as a reminder as to why she's become one of the most in-demand soundtrack contributors of the 2010s.

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