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Monday, February 3 2014

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.


Monday, August 19 2013

Pure Bathing Culture: Moon Tides

While Beach House is squarely dream pop in a retro-indie sense, Pure Bathing Culture forks off the road slightly to have a passing familiarity to the sounds of ‘70s-era Fleetwood Mac.


Monday, July 29 2013

Heaven: Telepathic Love

If there’s a flaw with Telepathic Love, it’s that it doesn’t quite push the envelope far enough: it sounds like the kind of thing that someone who likes JAMC, but hates the punishing nature of their music, would make.


Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Love Language: Ruby Red

These are pop songs in the baroque tradition of ‘60s pop, and if some of it feels to you as being a little cheesy and nostalgic, like Burt Bacharach mixed in with a little Lawrence Welk, you wouldn’t be far off the mark.


Sunday, July 21 2013

The Memories: Love Is the Law

A sloppy lo-fi album with half-written melodies and lyrics that aren't as clever as their writers think they are? Sign me up!


Sunday, June 23 2013

Royal Canoe: Today We’re Believers

Today We’re Believers definitely employs the kind of sound that the term “hybrid” was invented to describe, especially in its excellent mid-section.


Sunday, June 16 2013

Beach Day: Trip Trap Attack

Beach Day will not win any awards for being the most original band in the universe with their '60s girl group, surf rock and garage sounds, but the group is competent enough to provide a somewhat winning formula.


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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]
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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]
Das Racist: Relax (Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Reviews) [9.Sep.11]
Memoryhouse: The Years EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.Sep.11]
Tommy Stinson: One Man Mutiny (Reviews) [1.Sep.11]
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