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Thursday, January 2 2014

The Best Noise Rock of 2013

From unforeseen comebacks to heretofore unknown new acts, much of 2013's best noise-rock often came out of nowhere.


Wednesday, October 9 2013

On Subverting Sonic Rules: ‘Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music’

Noise may antagonize, subvert, transcend or annoy, but one person's noise is almost always another's music.


Thursday, August 22 2013

Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

More extreme than punk, industrial music revolted against the very ideas of order and reason: it sought to strip away the brainwashing that was identity itself. It aspired to provoke, bewilder, and roar with independence.


Tuesday, June 18 2013

Thurston Moore and Loren Connors:The Only Way to Go Is Straight Through

Limited to 3,000 copies, this is a brilliant experiment in guitar noise, not in entertainment.


Thursday, June 6 2013

Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation

Is Noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, Japanoise? Is it even music at all?


Friday, January 11 2013

The Men Premiere New Track, “Electric” (stream)

"Piano, mandolin, harmonica, four-part vocal harmonies and even no-input harsh noise all weave their way through New Moon," says Brooklyn group.


Thursday, December 8 2011

Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

IfIHadAHiFi: Nada Surf + 3 EP

IfIHadAHiFi simply craft black metallic sheets of out-of-tune punk rock that are engaging in same way that you might find horrific fascination in passing a particularly nasty car wreck on the roadside.


Wednesday, March 9 2011

Gay for Johnny Depp: What Doesn’t Kill You, Eventually Kills You

This album fails to meet the basic requirements of good noise rock, despite a noticeable and honest effort.


Monday, May 10 2010

Serena-Maneesh: S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor

This album was meant to be a “rock ’n’ roll chamber of magic", but, in truth, the end result is more like a distorted hall of mirrors that render an otherwise skinny person into something fat and ugly.


Sonic Youth: The Eternal (Reviews) [7.Jun.09]
Noise Bleed (Features) [7.Aug.08]
Health: Health (Capsule Reviews) [13.Sep.07]
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