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Friday, May 23 2014

Familiar Looking Strangers - “Saturday Night” (audio) (Premiere)

PopMatters presents "Saturday Night", a wah-wah guitar-heavy tune by Liverpool-based rockers Familiar Looking Strangers.


Thursday, April 24 2014

Courtney Love - “You Know My Name” (audio)

The frenetic Courtney Love is back, only this time she's using her solo name.


Wednesday, September 18 2013

Factory Floor: Factory Floor

Repetition and efficiency are the operative terms to describe Factory Floor's post-industrial aesthetic, as the hyped electro trio wrings out maximum effect out of minimal moves.


Monday, September 9 2013

Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady

A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.


Friday, September 6 2013

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.


Thursday, September 5 2013

Vista Chino: Peace

The spirit of Kyuss lives on through Peace, even though it doesn't shine as bright as it used to -- or should.


Wednesday, August 21 2013

White Lies: Big TV

A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.


Tuesday, August 20 2013

John Mayer: Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.


Monday, August 5 2013

Bass Drum of Death: Bass Drum of Death

The generous reverb endows every riff with a neon glow and the smell of cheeseburgers and fries served on an open car windowsill.


Wednesday, July 17 2013

Randall Bramblett: The Bright Spots

The Bright Spots may not break new ground, but it's much more than a mere throwback. It's too confident, too accomplished, and quite simply too good to be dismissed or denied.


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