By Dominic Umile
Hard Islands is perplexing and sharp, but you're lying if you told your friends this is an "album".
By Alan Ranta
Fake's sophomore album of progressive techno hits hard and tweaks until all who stand in its wake are titillated to the gooey brink of orgasm and beyond.
Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet
How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir
Dent May: Across the Multiverse
The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding
Chantal Akerman’s 'Jeanne Dielman' in Many Ways Strikes One As a Vermeer Painting Come to Life
Consumption, Performance, and 'The Agony of Eros'
Gogol Bordello: Seekers and Finders
Ray Wylie Hubbard: Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There as Fast as I Can
"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.