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Here's a quick look at some great albums that you (probably) haven't heard of.

*"Peaceful the World Lays Me Down" by Noah & The Whale: a beautifully mellow album that has a very real sound. There's no studio polish or auto-tune here, and it's fantastic.

*"Up From Below" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes: a fantastically melodic album full of joyous horns and jangly percussion.

*"Davy" by Coconut Records: a Beatles-influenced ride with instantly likable melodies that will get stuck in your head.

*"I Phantom" by Mr. Lif: This narrative-driven rap album delivers articulate lyrics backed up with fanatic beats.

*"Broken Bells" by Broken Bells: A catchy album that delivers great charisma and an enlightening listen.

Daniel Henderson is a sophomore at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.