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Monday, March 24 2014

The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams

While the Hold Steady's catalog has consisted of detailed character sketches and scenarios extolling the virtues of indulging the devil whispering in your ear, Teeth Dreams deals with the demons left in the wake.


Owls: Two

Two is certainly a good album, and it’s absolutely the one Owls wanted to make. It’s just not always a record I want to listen to.


Tuesday, March 4 2014

Eternal Summers: The Drop Beneath

This is an LP that merits liberal use of the repeat button, and, even when it occasionally misfires, there’s always something interesting just around the corner.


Tuesday, February 18 2014

Phantogram: Voices

The bad-ass New York duo comes out with their strongest work yet.


Friday, February 7 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow

The London based indie-rockers try their hands at more psychedelic sounds and end up with a hand full of winners.


Monday, February 3 2014

Broken Bells: After the Disco

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.


Emily Jane White: Blood/Lines

White's fourth album finds her playing bolder music with a daring conceit, but the results are decidedly mixed.


Jake Bugg: Shangri La

The takeaway here is that while Bugg's debut album felt genuine, Shangri La feels forced and awkward.


Tuesday, December 3 2013

The Best Indie Rock of 2013

It's a generalization, but the year in indie rock saw a turn away from harmony-focused, gentle rock and back toward something a bit noisier, a bit more idiosyncratic, a little harder to ignore.


Wednesday, September 4 2013

Okkervil River: The Silver Gymnasium

The Silver Gymnasium is Sheff's best work, and it contains his hardest truths. Going home is never quite going back.


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Beach Day: Trip Trap Attack (Reviews) [16.Jun.13]
Dead Gaze: Dead Gaze (Reviews) [29.May.13]
Shy Boys - “Something” (stream) (Mixed Media) [20.May.13]
The Orange Peels: Sun Moon (Capsule Reviews) [14.May.13]
Deerhunter: Monomania (Reviews) [6.May.13]
!!!: THR!!!ER (Reviews) [28.Apr.13]
Iron and Wine: Ghost on Ghost (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
Young Galaxy: Ultramarine (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
The Dear Hunter: Migrant (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
Life Coach: Alphawaves (Reviews) [14.Apr.13]
Kleenex Girl Wonder: Let It Buffer (Capsule Reviews) [1.Apr.13]
Veronica Falls: Veronica Falls (Reviews) [23.Jan.12]
Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition) (Reviews) [8.Dec.11]
Ohbijou: Metal Meets (Reviews) [5.Dec.11]
Built Like Alaska: In Troubled Times (Capsule Reviews) [9.Nov.11]
We Barbarians: Headspace EP (Reviews) [8.Nov.11]
Girl in a Coma: Exits & All the Rest (Capsule Reviews) [31.Oct.11]
Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag (Capsule Reviews) [30.Oct.11]
Weekend: Red EP (Capsule Reviews) [27.Oct.11]
Real Estate: Days (Reviews) [17.Oct.11]
Siskiyou: Keep Away the Dead (Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
Whisperlights: Surfaces (Capsule Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
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