Tuesday, September 24 2013
In Utero has always been thought of in the context of conflict, so it's only appropriate that Nirvana would mark its 20th anniversary by reviving the debate over what the album was supposed to sound like versus what it turned out to be.
Friday, September 13 2013
PopMatters takes to the deck to bring you the heaviest Nirvana mixtape. Titled No Recess, this compilation pulls the most visceral and raucous songs from Nirvana's lauded discography and arranges them into a sequence that makes complete head-banging sense.
Monday, August 26 2013
Singer/songwriter Valerie June breaks through capably on Pushin’ Against a Stone.
Thursday, July 18 2013
If anything, I Wear the Black Hat makes you think about what is culturally acceptable when it comes to malicious behavior.
Friday, July 12 2013
Despite an unshakeable feeling of familiarity throughout, In the Marrow is an enjoyable ride that's indicative of this still-to-surprise Georgia band.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
Over-enthused eclecticism and a lack of focus cause I Love You. to fall short too often.
Monday, May 27 2013
As Alice in Chain's second LP since their reformation, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, is far more self-assured than its predecessor, finding the quartet with the pressure off, their new dynamics established and Layne Staley’s ghost laid to rest.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.
Sunday, April 28 2013
With no deal breakers, and a boatload of potential, Hands provides more than enough for some alt-music thrills.
Friday, April 12 2013
With a diverse lineup, BUKU intended to incorporate the post-industrial vibe as well as the garish festivity of Mardi Gras World, which it pulled off with varying degrees of success.