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CMJ's list of the year's best albums so far
Listen to a playlist of some of CMJ's favorite tracks at the half-year point
Talking tattoos, tall boys, and why 'First Impressions' is better than 'Room on Fire'
Matt McDonald, CMJ's showcase booker, spills the juicy secrets
Guy and Howard Lawrence on crossing over, recording 'Settle' and why "If DJ EZ plays your music, everyone else can fuck off"
Kai Campos and Dominic Maker talk their new LP, King Krule and unfinished business at Coachella
The singer-songwriter talks about her band's latest Don Giovanni release, dropping "the cans" and lifting amps
Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs on the band's new album and new label
West Coast waves from Tim Foley and Kate Betuel
Duke Erikson on the band's seven-year hiatus, the thrill and terror of touring and plans for a new album this year
Matthew Houck on balancing dark with light, mixing truth with fiction and the underwater sound of his new album, 'Muchacho'
Listen to an eclectic mix featuring the Orwells, Sky Ferreira, Mac DeMarco and more
Justin Kinkel-Schuster on his band's latest album, the draw of the South and why he's keeping happiness to himself
The New York band on confidence-building jam sessions, making mom proud and adding teammates ahead of its sophomore album release
Drummer Abe Cunningham looks back on 25 years of making metal
Trevor Powers on bedroom music, his bigger sound and the dark thoughts that fueled 'Wondrous Bughouse'