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First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Popular Problems'

Cohen's 13th album creates a space for slow-moving reflection that expands with each listen. The tarpit-voiced raconteur's songs unfold like dirty canticles, with room for both jokes and profundities.

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First Listen: GOAT, 'Commune'

The Swedish collective makes irresistible trance/dance music that doubles as hypnotic hippie hoodoo. Along the way, GOAT captures the spirit of the '60s in its guitar meanderings and acid tones.

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First Listen: Sondre Lerche, 'Please'

On the Norwegian singer-songwriter's seventh studio album, the ache and anger of divorce gets re-purposed into a loose, feisty, energetic record that finds Lerche sounding fully recharged.

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First Listen: Tweedy, 'Sukierae'

The Wilco singer and his 18-year-old son Spencer record a 20-song family-band album together. There's not much contrivance, not much high-concept, just a dad and his son bashing out tunes.

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