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Some names you surely know and a few we suggest you investigate.

Halfway point: Our music critics recount their favorite albums from the decade’s first five years

January 28th, 2015

Some names you surely know and a few we suggest you investigate.

  • Will Smoke + Mirrors live up to Night Visions' glory?

  • Bassist Ron Wells talks the band's new album and getting crowds rowdy.

  • The former White Stripes frontman brings his solo show to Brooklyn Bowl this week.

  • It addresses her split from Matthew Barney—but don't call it a breakup record.

  • What the world needs now is the look of love. Find it Downtown this weekend.

  • From brooding country to sunny psychedelia, dancey R&B to matte-black punk, local artists that will make you sit up and listen.

  • It’s all so good that you likely won’t fixate on how removed it sounds from the calculated, baroque and wistful Belle and Sebastian of old.

  • The album sounds massive from a recording standpoint, with layer upon layer of sounds and styles piled within each song in a way that would ...

  • Bingham is a world-weary journeyman, playing roots music that’s equally comforting and fragile.

  • Like every Sleater-Kinney album, No Cities to Love sounds like nothing else that came before it in the band’s catalog.

  • The local record label celebrates with a two-day weekend showcase at the Double Down.

  • Also, Bounty Hunter Brothers and Jack and the B-Fish perform to support new records.

  • Backstage Bar & Billiards hosted a country-punk jam on January 15.

  • Fresh off Guster Day in Boston, the band visits the House of Blues with Kishi Bashi on January 22.

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