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50 Local Releases You Should Hear

The crazy thing is, this list could've easily hovered around 100 or so. There's no dearth of excellent music coming out of Baltimore. Nevertheless, it's worth pointing out that highlighting recorded music in 2014--especially in a city like Baltimore which comes alive every night in clubs and bars and basements mostly--is kind of a bias. That's to say, putting out a record or not putting out a record doesn't have much to do with one's significance or relevance or "buzz" or any of that kind of crap in these parts. And so, these 50 releases just happen to be what some of the very good bands in Baltimore who felt like making their songs available in a digital format (and occasionally still, CD or vinyl) put out. Still, there's something for just about anybody here. (Brandon Soderberg) Brandon Soderberg