Articles tagged art rock

28 Apr 2015 // 1:05 AM

Braids: Deep in the Iris

The Montreal trio's latest album shows an increasingly refined sense of knowing when to nurture one impulse and temper another, embracing compromise without sacrifice.

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Genesis’ Mike Rutherford Recounts His ‘Living Years’

Guitarist and songwriter Pete Rutherford talks about his new book The Living Years, his career with Genesis, and his touring with Mike + the Mechanics.

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Dutch Uncles: O Shudder

Dutch Uncles' fourth album is slightly more pop-oriented and immediate than previous efforts but still bound to the band’s abstract vision.

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13 Nov 2014 // 2:05 AM

Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita

Deerhoof's 12th album channels the band's musical chops toward sharp political critique while retaining moments of whimsical release.

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Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes isn't about any new technology, even with its faux-edgy release through bittorrent; it's about the old question about the power and limitations of our human containers.

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5 May 2013 // 10:04 PM

Nosound: Afterthoughts

One of the most tragic and elegant records I've ever heard.

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Collections of Colonies of Bees: Giving

Collections of Colonies of Bees may be better known for being one half of Volcano Choir – Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is the other half – but Giving’s broad scope and post-rock theatrics may help them create a bit of buzz as their own important entity.

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26 Jul 2011 // 9:00 PM

Bachelorette: Bachelorette

While Bachelorette is not perfect, it does make a case for an artist who is not afraid to go against the norms of popular recorded music and craft intricately woven sound-songs that can captivate and delight an audience accustomed to going beyond conventions.

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15 Jun 2011 // 8:58 PM

Skeletons: People

People is a dense, challenging listen, one that's grounded in reality and ever so more compelling as a result of it.

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Sailors with Wax Wings: Sailors with Wax Wings

Glacial and unmoving, listening to this album might just be the most agonizing 53 minutes of your life.

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Flipron: With Breath Bated & Eyelids Unblinking

This little sampler platter of the three Flipron albums so far piles on the wordplay, often sacrificing songcraft for the sake of a lyrical twist.

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Florence Welsh Brings Art Rock Back to the Masses

In the last year, UK listeners have been inundated with the sound of the nasal-grazing, strawberry vixen, Florence Welsh – or as she is more popularly

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5 Mar 2008 // 8:58 PM

Pretendo: II

II is musical potpourri, a pleasant little side dish to be taken in between servings of something more substantial.

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