Monday, February 24 2014
Morning Phase may not be the out-and-out masterpiece that everyone says it is, but anytime we are blessed with a very-good Beck album, the world is all the richer because of it.
Friday, February 14 2014
Robust and complete, both of these reissues are a welcome reminder that you didn't have to be punk to be a punk in 1980s California.
Monday, February 3 2014
After the Disco rides that morning after wave, holding up a mirror to cast a dark reflection on the fun that's come and gone.
Monday, June 17 2013
It's taken four years but Nico Vega stands poised to revive all things rock with its long-awaited sophomore album Lead to Light later this year. Until you get the chance to hear those songs, however, there's always PopMatters' "20 Questions" series to have your back.
Thursday, June 13 2013
Camped out in the Rock 'n' Roll Hotel at the corner of Sex Boulevard and Drugs Avenue, this is a record that wallows in its own filthy sweat and is an honest distillation of just about every excess known to mankind.
Monday, June 10 2013
Pythons is a fine slice of punchy garage pop, the kind to be blared from car stereos on sun-fueled, summer road trips that would coincide with the album’s June release.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
As the title suggests, this is a perfect summery album that combines the wet feel of unpredictable English weather with the airy, breezy feel of something born out of California.
Monday, May 27 2013
As Alice in Chain's second LP since their reformation, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, is far more self-assured than its predecessor, finding the quartet with the pressure off, their new dynamics established and Layne Staley’s ghost laid to rest.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
Conceptual and ambitious, Love Lust Faith + Dreams has finer moments as well as moments that are overwrought, overextended, and overproduced.
Thursday, May 16 2013
The Breeders' Last Splash turns 20 and gets the deluxe edition treatment. Is it worth it? It comes down to how much of a fan you are.