Few bands ever had a year like the Velvet Underground did in 1969. Even fewer have a set that documents a year like that as beautifully as this one.
On The Endless River, Pink Floyd sounds as strong as it did during some of its best years. On this almost entirely instrumental album, however, the lyrics are sorely missed.
No more head games: there are some true pop gems worth uncovering on Foreigner's first few albums, but a single-disc best-of would just as well satisfy anyone else.
Revealing the true horsepower behind the Swans’ "Oxygen", this four-song collection should be handled by a professional driver on a closed course.
Mark Van Hoen is not one-offing his Locust resurrection. Not by a long shot.
With an astonishing lead single and an enveloping album besides, the Manchester producer offers the most vivid expression of his ghostly, brooding vision yet.
Game Theory's nervy debut album gets to baffle another generation of listeners with this bulky reissue.
This collaboration between legendary producer the Bug (Kevin Martin) and legendary metal band Earth promises, fulfills, and then promises so much more.
In the age of too much information, Parkay Quarts (AKA Parquet Courts) harness the power of the enigma.
In honor of the band with the most U.F.O.s and robots, here are the ten best Flaming Lips songs based on all things science fiction.
The Invisible Hands have given us a glimpse of Alvarius B.'s (Alan Bishop) view of the world from the center of Cairo. It's not a happy perspective, but there's a hint of hope.
Let’s call Restorations what they are: an American rock band. And a damn fine one at that.
The Mist is a satisfying experience, and basically puts the bedroom squarely into the realm of hip-hop.
Lore: Book One is a enjoyable-enough diversion for those who admire electronic music.
Slow Leaves is an outfit that has brought forth an excellent LP, and country-folk-rock fans will clutch this close to their chests.
The Berlin by way of Washington, DC indie rockers that call themselves Zulu Pearls have a nice, noir-y live video to accompany one of their newer tunes, "Boss of Your Heart".
The Settled EP is a great end-of-the-year delicacy and all the more reason to love Prawn.
Get a taste of what's to come this Black Friday from the Twin Cities soul group The Valdons through an exclusive listen to a new track and an almost lost one.
Scuzzy distortion and a crowd-ready singalong vibe exude from the latest tune by the Atlanta punks Lowbanks, "Treatz".
Stevie Nicks is back and she's still singing about angels, gypsies, and Lindsey Buckingham.
Working in Iceland pays off for the Oscar-winning piano player from Once, who takes a major sonic step forward on her second album.