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As we near 2016's halfway mark, this year is shaping up to be one of the most eventful in recent pop history. We've lost icons, seen legendary bands reunite and, thankfully, enjoyed a steady stream of new music from some of the biggest acts in the world. Here's what's currently spinning at Rolling Stone.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dark Necessities”

The first thing we've heard from the Chili Peppers' new album, The Getaway, is a pretty dreamy beast, coating the band's bedrock funk attack in guitar shimmer, poignant pianos and strings. It lands somewhere between U2 and Superfly soul – definitely a good look for them.

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