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Monday, June 23 2014

Bring Back the Beat! What’s Up with Hip-Hop Reissues?

The record industry makes huge efforts to reissue rock CDs, but nowhere near as much effort for hip-hop CDs.


Wednesday, August 28 2013

Ghost Wave: Ages

Ages is a by-rote example of a group struggling to find its own identity by channeling its influences and winding up sounding more like a band playing covers rather than referencing their forbearers or offering homage


Sunday, August 11 2013

KingBathmat: Overcoming the Monster

A brilliant synthesis of colorful timbres, complex ideas, and catchy hooks. A gem in the genre.


Sunday, June 16 2013

Willy Moon: Here’s Willy Moon

Even if the Elvis by way of trip-hop premise of Here’s Willy Moon is a gimmick, who cares when it’s this fun?


Tuesday, June 11 2013

Lilacs & Champagne: Danish & Blue

Working in a genre of one poses all sorts of risks for musicians; for now, at least, Lilacs & Champagne continues to impress in a way few of its peers are able to. Their sophomore outing, Danish & Blue, modifies the mood-heavy psychedelic sonic of their debut, with the tasteful addition of piano samples throughout.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

Various Artists: Rough Guide to Psychedelic Brazil

A musical kaleidoscope of lysergic leisure! Perhaps they should have printed the inserts on blotter paper.


Wednesday, April 17 2013

Beastwars: Blood Becomes Fire

Blood Becomes Fire will undoubtedly be placing high on many end-of-year lists in 2013, and the 10 songs therein present unrelenting and graphic visions of ruin and despair.


Thursday, November 29 2012

Melody’s Echo Chamber: Melody’s Echo Chamber

An experimental blend of genres that is more admirable for its bold vision and diversity than for its quality and approachability.


Sunday, July 22 2012

Kimbra: Vows

It’s a shame that Kimbra is largely relegated stateside as "that girl in the Gotye song." If there remains any justice in today's music industry, Vows, will correct that disservice, proving the singer is a talent ripe enough not to need the crutch of a one-off pop duet.


Thursday, November 17 2011

Cambodian Space ProJect: 2011 A Space Odyssey

Fantastic foreign psych-rock that pays homage to pre-war Cambodian innovators.


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Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin (Reviews) [20.Oct.11]
CMJ 2011 Day 1: Street Chant + Cairo Knife Fight (Notes from the Road) [19.Oct.11]
Bachelorette: Bachelorette (Reviews) [26.Jul.11]
TV Ghost: Mass Dream (Capsule Reviews) [22.Jun.11]
Amanda Palmer: Goes Down Under (Reviews) [16.Feb.11]
Leona Anderson: Music to Suffer By (Capsule Reviews) [16.Nov.10]
The Flaming Lips: 26 July 2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [28.Jul.10]
Cathedral: Keep ‘em Guessing (Columns) [19.Apr.10]
MGMT: Congratulations (Reviews) [12.Apr.10]
Karuna Khyal: Alomony 1985 (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.10]
Various: The Roots of Chicha (Reviews) [24.Sep.07]
Hands Down Eugene: Madison (Capsule Reviews) [26.Aug.07]
Malachi: Holy Music (Capsule Reviews) [21.Aug.07]
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