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Best Albums of 2016: #40 to #31

Albums #31 to #40 are covered as we continue the top 50 albums of 2016.
 
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Seeing Hands – “It’s True”

Following the substantial success of debut single “I Knew You” (250k+ Spotify plays over three months), Newcastle-based dream-pop act Seeing Hands has followed it up with “It’s True”, a more shimme...

 
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The Long Fall – “Oh Love”

“Oh Love” is a shimmering new track from Los Angeles-based singer/ songwriter Amy Rieckelman’s musical project The Long Fall — her first release, in fact, under this moniker. It’s off The Long Fall...
 
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Obree – “Before”

Coming out of Milan, Obree is an act specializing in synth-infused shoegaze, with a melancholic touch reminding of influences like Washed Out and Beach House. Formed by Sara Poma and Fabrizio De Felice, the project shows its st...

 
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Jesse Konrad – “Spent On Nothing”

Tuscon-based Jesse Henderson formed his solo project (Jesse Konrad) after his previous group Fischer Kings went separate ways. Tinkering with his solo sound, he took the act’s folky sound and injected various orchestral t...
 
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Heavy Heart – “Teenage Witch”

Based out of London, dream-rock group Heavy Heart released their new track “Teenage Witch” aptly enough on Halloween. Immediately apparent is the rich contrast between serene vocals and muscular yet tonally receptiv...

 
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m o t h d r o p s – “veal fiction” + “sexii maharishi”

m o t h d r o p s are a dazzling psych-rock project out of Los Angeles, whose two new just-released tracks – “veal fiction” and “sexii maharishi” – completely hit the mark. “veal fictio...
 
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Psychic Shakes – “Wasting Time”

Psychic Shakes is the solo project of Southampton-based Max McLellan, who produces a hypnotic and funky sound featuring suave vocals, melodic guitar twangs, and “shimmering 7th chords” — all in a quest to crea...

 
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Special Thumbs – “Smothered”

These three tracks from Oklahoma City-based Special Thumbs come off their 4-song EP Pollen, released in October. As evidenced in these efforts, the group emphasizes melodically captivating vocal harmonies, bluesy guitars, and a...
 
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The Great Dictators – “Flipside”

Danish alt-rock trio The Great Dictators show strongly on new track “Flipside”, a slow-burner with twangy guitars and languid vocals that work very nicely alongside each other, crafting a very successful track that ...