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I’ll keep it simple and as straightforward as I can. Here are five records that your ears should hear. This isn’t a listicle, or a best-of, or any of that crap. It is just five albums that will make your life better, today. Thanks, and you’re welcome in advance.

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Moura, Axexan, espreitan (Spinda Records)
Yes, I’m really starting out a brand new column with a folk-leaning, heavily psychedelic, Galician-language record. Moura’s second LP for Spinda Records really is that essential; gorgeous in a way that feels like magic. The album offers a depth that even the most out-there modern psych heads will find entrancing. It is an immersive look at the band’s home region (A Coruña, Spain) and a work that may never receive the recognition it deserves. But for those who get it, the melody will resonate forever. Axexan, espreitan is a record out of time, but that might make it timeless. And just because that’s hyperbolic doesn’t mean it’s not true.


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