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The playlist: the best indie of 2015 – Mac Demarco, This Is the Kit and more

We continue our roundup of the year’s top tracks with the pick of the best indie songs of 2015<p>This might be a good opportunity for me to apologise to my neighbours. I have played this song – because of its honey-drenched heartache and its deliciously short running time – every day, repeatedly since …

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Latitudes: 10 Favorite Global Music Picks From 2015

2015 was a year in which global music (whatever that term does or doesn't mean) overlapped even more than usual with other genres — and the results were dazzling.<p>Much of that broadening has evolved organically. Some of the "roots" artists I've selected for this year-end list, like Islam Chipsy and …

15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2015

Armies, ‘Armies’<p>There's no voice quite like Dave Gutter's, a weathered coffee-and-cigarettes growl that can turn vulnerable to vicious and crackles …

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NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2015

This is how we listen: Take 12 months, a few thousand albums and pan for gold. We sift for works that are definitive and for sounds or songs that cross boundaries, make connections, teach us something new. We allow ourselves to be swept away, to be seduced, to be fooled by a good new trick or an …

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

We asked 10 music curators from public-radio stations across North America to share the one song currently rocking their world. As usual, they delivered a delightful mix that's sure to help you discover something new to you. In this edition, hear new music by Houston-based Thai-funk trio …

The 100 best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable

To compile the ranking, OpenTable pored over more than five million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for 20,000 restaurants, covering all 50 states and Washington DC.<p>St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California, earned the No. 1 spot, with Mama's Fish House in …

Soar Through The London Skyline With Connie Constance on "Answer"

Listen to the latest snatch of beauty to come from one of 2016's most promising artists.<p>Yeah, yeah. We haven't even reached the end of 2015 but we're pretty confident in stating that Connie Constance is gonna be one to watch next year. Alongside recieving props from ourselves, the vanguards of new …

15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our travels—providing new angles on everyday subjects. Here are 15 of our favorite …

Songs We Love: Dream Koala, 'Dimension Sleeper'

<b>01</b>Dimension Sleeper<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>The French-Brazilian producer, singer and songwriter Yndi Ferreira, best known as Dream Koala, has been getting noticed for a minute now. The 21-year-old musician released his best-known song, a one-off track called "We Can't Be Friends," in 2012; and it struck …

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach's the Arcs Launch "Inventors" Series With Dr. John / David Hidalgo 10"

<i>Photo by Nick Walker</i><p>The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach has another band called the Arcs, and on Record Store Day's Black Friday event (November 27), they'll release a new limited-edition 10". The six-song record is called <i>The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. I,</i> and it's coming via Nonesuch. It features Dr. …

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The 10 Countries You Absolutely HAVE To Visit In 2016

Pack your bags.<p>Most of us are lucky if we can escape our desks long enough to visit one country per year... but it never hurts to have a list of 10 dazzlingly perfect options.<p>Today, Lonely Planet announced its Top 10 Countries for 2016, employing expert analysis to make travel recommendations for …

Hear Charli XCX’s new Sophie produced track, ‘Vroom Vroom’

Charli XCX offered a (very) glittery glimpse into her upcoming album last night, with the premiere of her new Sophie produced single, “Vroom Vroom”.<p>The “Boom Clap” singer revealed the track while covering Julie Adenuga's Beats One radio show on Tuesday – and it is as heart-poppingly sweet as you'd …

Camera Obscura's Carey Lander Has Died

<i>Photo via Facebook</i><p>Camera Obscura keyboardist Carey Lander has died following her battle with bone cancer. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in her leg in 2011. In August, the band canceled shows to accomodate Lander's treatment.<p>Lander joined the band in 2002, playing on all of their records from …

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The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

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10 New Artists You Need to Know: September 2015

Elle King<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> If Wanda Jackson had been born in 1989, sandpaper growl and brazen lyrical sensibilities fiercely intact<p><b>For Fans of:</b> Nikki …

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Easy Chicken Lasagna

Paired with a simple green salad and some crusty bread, this chicken lasagna is an easy weeknight meal. <b>Plus:</b> More Pasta Recipes

The Strokes' 'Someday' covered by Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox’s latest cover throws “pop music in a time machine” by putting a 1940s spin on The Strokes’ “Somebody,” nearly 14 years after the …

What scientists found deep inside a cave challenges ideas of human evolution

Elliot Ross/National Geographic<p>Deep inside the Rising Star cave system, 30 miles northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, there's a hidden chamber …

Tales From The Crypt: The Funereal Music Of Myrkur

Amalie Bruun is Danish-born musician who grew up playing classical violin and piano. It didn't take long, though, before she was introduced to a more aggressive style of music, for which the Scandinavian region is especially well known.<p>"When I heard black metal, I always say that I couldn't really …

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Review: Ruby Amanfu, 'Standing Still'

Ruby Amanfu made an incredible impression as Jack White's visual and vocal foil during live and recorded performances of his 2012 single "Love Interruption" — she as the inscrutable, bouffant-sporting woman of color, possessed of a live-wire vibrato, and he as the spectral, stylized rocker. …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Hear Lana Del Rey’s Synth-Driven New Song, ‘High By the Beach’

<b>UPDATE:</b> Lana Del Rey took to Instagram to announce that her new album <i>Honeymoon</i> will be released September 18th.<p>Lana Del Rey is worn down by life and …

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With 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega Explores The Rougher Edges Of Fame

Lindi Ortega is on a roll. Her <i>Little Red Boots</i> and <i>Cigarettes and Truckstops</i> albums have been nominated for music awards, her 2013 <i>Tin Star</i> album helped her win a Canadian Country Music Award for Roots Artist of the Year. But her latest project finds inspiration in the music of performers who may be …

Review: Chelsea Wolfe, 'Abyss'

A serene figure is suspended in what seems like nothingness, and evaporates into a dream world that creeps far too close to reality. The black space looks worn and decayed, as if clawed by nails. Henrick Uldalen's oil painting adorns the front cover of Chelsea Wolfe's fifth album, <i>Abyss</i>, with a …

Review: La Luz, 'Weirdo Shrine'

The surf rock of La Luz is marked by more than just the reverb on Shana Cleveland's guitar. For, just as the art of surfing is harder than it looks, guided as it is by a deep understanding of subterranean forces, so too the heavy tides of the Seattle quartet's music rely on more than just sonic …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

12 best albums of 2015 (so far)

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