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As a unifying element for a year-end list, “experimental” is pretty shifty. After all, artists from every genre test boundaries and explore new sounds, from pop to rock to noise to electronic, pushing those easily understood concepts into shit we can’t quite comprehend yet. Entries among the 20 albums below incorporate all of those things, but break past them, too. This was an unusually fine year for unusual music. 20. Zs - Xe It’s pretty insane...
Need To Know is a  series spotlighting Brooklyn-based record labels. Today we meet Mexican Summer. When Mexican Summer records first started, it's founders modestly expected it to be a boutique imprint specializing in small-batch, hand-numbered records. Easy, right? Then they started releasing singles by the likes of soon-to-be-greats Kurt Vile and Best Coast, and the rest is indie rock history. Mexican Summer now dominates a field crowded with wannabe tastemakers, releasing consistently great and consistently...

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