Describe it 1 sentence: Hypnotic electronic that’s really nice to play in the background while you’re working on a carpentry project.

Favorite tracks: “This Unfolds”

How I heard about it: The AV Club wrote about Four Tet in their Best Albums of the 2010s article.

Best line from artist’s Wikipedia: “Hebden’s recent output includes a number of improvisational works with jazz drummer Steve Reid and collaborations under the name 00110100 01010100 (binary for 4T) with Burial and Thom Yorke.”

Describe it 1 sentence: Trancy, keyboard driven funk with a wide range of emotions.

Favorite tracks: “Most Events Aren’t Planned” & “Fresh Tube”

How I heard about it: The band leader plays keyboard in my all-time favorite band.

Best line from artist’s Wikipedia: “A screamo band from Iowa City, Iowa had been using the same name through part of 2001. The band subsequently changed their name to Ten Grand after they sold the rights to the band name to McConnell for $10,000”

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Describe it 1 sentence: Let’s cut our hair into a mohawk go to the old wild west saloon!

Favorite tracks: I find the entire album enjoyable, but I’m really feeling “Big Thighs, NJ” right now.

How I heard about it: A co-worker posted pics on Instagram from one of their live shows, and I thought I’d give them a try.

Best line from artist’s Wikipedia: “…the record received many positive reviews from critics, including NPR’s Ken Tucker praising the ‘buzzsaw yowl of Adam Weiner’ on the record.”

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Describe it 1 sentence: One minute you’re listening to sinister lounge music, the next, sinister surf music.

Favorite tracks: “Tiger Phone Card”, “Oceans on Venus”

How I heard about it: Spotify’s Discover Weekly recommended “Tiger Phone Card”

Best line from artist’s Wikipedia: “In the late 1990s, keyboardist Ethan Holtzman discovered Cambodian psychedelic rock music while traveling in that country. “

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Describe it 1 sentence: A weird, funky mix of punk and hip-hop.

Favorite tracks: “Strange Arithmetic” and “The Guillotine” – The whole album is freakin’ amazing!

How I heard about it: Spotify’s Discover Weekly recommended “The Guillotine” coincidentally on the same week that I saw the movie of “Sorry to Bother You”.

Best line from artist’s Wikipedia: “The Coup’s music is driven by assertive and danceable bass-driven backbeats overlaid by critical, hopeful, and witty lyrics, often with a bent towards the literary.”

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Describe it 1 sentence: Adventurous and complicated Jazz.

Favorite tracks: “Birdland” and “Havona”

How I heard about it: While researching Classical bassists, I came upon this band!

Best line from artist’s Wikipedia: “From the start, Weather Report took the unusual and innovative approach of abandoning the traditional “soloist/accompaniment” demarcation of straight-ahead jazz and instead featuring opportunities for continuous improvisation by every member of the band.”

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