Monday, May 27 2013
Shimmering, textured, and glorious. A sublime album from the most creative solo acoustic guitar player around.
Thursday, March 4 2010
Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Will Oldham, Stephin Merritt, the Mountain Goats, the late Jay Reatard, and dozens more pay tribute to one of the best songwriters no one has ever heard of -- and what a joy it is to listen to.
Thursday, September 10 2009
Despite some generous editorializing, Our Noise is as engaging (and human) a music industry tale as you're ever going to read.
Wednesday, January 21 2009
From Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu, PopMatters presents our second batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.
Sunday, October 5 2008
This might be the best country record of 2008. Or maybe it's the best soul record of 2008. Or the best folk record. Who knows? Lambchop has never cared much for genres.
Wednesday, August 30 2006
Lambchop have long been one of America's greatest bands, and Damaged is their greatest achievement.
Friday, July 21 2006
Aside from the occasional clunker, this album of b-sides, rarities, alternate takes, and unreleased tracks shows that Lambchop should be remembered primarily as a fine alt.country community, not some sock the late Shari Lewis wore on her hand.
Thursday, February 26 2004
It took some guts, but Kurt Wagner’s confidence in his wealth of material has yielded two of Lambchop’s strongest albums to date, and the band has regained the form they showed in the late ‘90s and 2000.
Thursday, April 4 2002
Monday, February 18 2002
It’s a difficult album, despite its warm and friendly feel, and it doesn’t stand a chance in seven hells of yielding anything remotely resembling a hit.