Articles tagged art rock

The Drums: “Abysmal Thoughts”

With "Abysmal Thoughts", the Drums have made a record that is emotionally powerful, disarming in its honesty, and unexpectedly fun.

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Novice Enters Nick Cave Performance at Beacon, Comes Out Undeterred

Intense and dramatically profound, Nick Cave's performance allows fans to worship at the feet of a preacher.

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‘OKNOTOK’ and the Nostalgic Radiohead

Radiohead completists already own much of what is on OKNOTOK, but those wanting to experience OK Computer for the first time need look no further than here.

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I’ll Fight for Your Life: An Interview with the Drums

He seemed to lose a band member with each passing album, and then a big breakup made him rethink things. Jonny Pierce turned all of that into an album some are calling The Drums' best.

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14 Jun 2017 // 11:41 AM

Arcade Fire - “Everything Now” (Singles Going Steady)

Opinions are sharply divided about Arcade Fire's latest single.

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20 Questions: Doctors of Madness’ Richard Strange

The Sex Pistols once opened for them, and are cited as the missing link between glam and punk. At long last, their music is available again, and frontman/erstwhile Death Eater Richard Strange reflects on it all.

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9 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

alt-J: Relaxer

The real gold on Relaxer happens when alt-J reins in the gimmickry a bit and starts writing folk songs.

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6 Jun 2017 // 10:06 AM

Radiohead - “I Promise” (Singles Going Steady)

Radiohead manages to capture the alienation and existential dread of the end of the millennium but does so through the simplest of ideas.

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The Grace and Beauty of Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon’

It's not often that great bands have the opportunity to end a career on a high note with their swansong song albums, but Roxy Music brilliantly did with Avalon.

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Oceans Are Zeroes: Oceans Are Zeroes

Oceans Are Zeroes will leave you emotionally exhausted and utterly satisfied.

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Anna Domino: East and West + Singles

This expanded reissue of Domino's debut EP begs the question, Why wasn't she as big as Kate Bush or even Julee Cruise?

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Massive Illusions: A Look Back at Gazpacho’s ‘Night’ With Keyboardist Thomas Andersen

Ten years later, Gazpacho's fourth LP, Night, remains the group's best representation of isolation, reflection, and yearning.

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25 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Mew: Visuals

Visuals proves that Mew can carry on safely as a trio.

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29 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Wire: Silver/Lead

On their 16th album, Wire sound more like themselves than ever, yet refuse to become complacent.

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Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors (take 2)

Returning to the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience.

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13 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Spoon: Hot Thoughts

The melodies on Hot Thoughts might be Spoon's stickiest in a while, and the album strikes a near-perfect balance between traditional songs and adventurous sounds.

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6 Mar 2017 // 12:00 PM

Mew - “85 Videos” (Singles Going Steady)

Danish indie heroes Mew return with a more toned down, poppier sound that sees them quell the fiery approach of previous albums.

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Oceans Are Zeroes - “Inside” (audio) (premiere)

Boise, Idaho's Oceans Are Zeroes conjure up a vast atmospheric post-rock landscape on their new single "Inside".

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21 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Xiu Xiu: Forget

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

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Chick Quest - ‘Model View Controller’ (album stream) (premiere)

Chick Quest makes daring and innovative rock music as you will hear on their new LP Model View Controller releasing this Friday.

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The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

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"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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