27 Best Albums You Didn't Hear in 2013

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Junip, 'Junip'

Junip, 'Junip'
Courtesy Mute Records

On the second album with his band Junip, Argentine-born Swedish folkie Jose Gonzalez is a wintry pastoralist, undercutting his kind melodies and low-talking tenor with haunted drones and restless rhythms. On the free-form he advices "look through your dark corner," and throughout Junip he practices what he preaches.

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