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Monday, October 27 2014

Jaco Pastorius: Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years

Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.


Pissed Jeans: Shallow (Reissue)

The 2005 debut by this Philadelphia noise-punk band sounds right at home in the fall of 2014.


The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles: The Last Transmission

The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles create an ambitious, "cosmic" effort with collaboration The Last Transmission.


Port Juvee: Revenge EP

Port Juvee is Canada's version of the Strokes. Say what you will.


Friday, October 24 2014

Musée Mécanique - “From the Shores of Sleep” (album stream) (Premiere)

With sonic brethren like Josh Ritter and Sufjan Stevens, the Portland, Oregon folk band Musée Mécanique offers up an instrumental version of its recent LP, the ornate and visionary From the Shores of Sleep.


Counterbalance: ‘Franz Ferdinand’

And if you leave here, you leave me broken, shattered, I lie. I'm just a crosshair. I'm just a shot, then we can listen to the 192nd most acclaimed album of all time. Franz Ferdinand’s 2004 debut is this week’s Counterbalance.


Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones—the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band was volatile and tragic.


The Commandments of Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce made the stage his pulpit, the audience his parishioners, and stand-up the sermons for his alternative secular faith.


Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

This mammoth edition of a truly classic album is worth it for fans for the wealth of material and insight into the choices involved in its creation.


The Posies: Failure

Over two decades on, Failure remains a rewarding listen, steeped in its time yet sweetly out of place.


High Ends: Super Class (Reviews) [24.Oct.14]
Tre Mission: Stigmata (Reviews) [24.Oct.14]
Vogue Dots: Mauka EP (Capsule Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
Jesse Marchant: Jesse Marchant (Capsule Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
TART - “Lobbyist” (video) (Mixed Media) [23.Oct.14]
Gary Clark Jr.: Live (Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
CAVE: Release (Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
Sam Amidon: Lily-O (Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
Judas Priest Puts Farewell Aside (PopWire) [22.Oct.14]
The Elwins: And I Thank You (Capsule Reviews) [22.Oct.14]
Jessie Ware: Tough Love (Reviews) [22.Oct.14]
Stars: No One Is Lost (Reviews) [22.Oct.14]
Inter Arma: The Cavern EP (Reviews) [22.Oct.14]
Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio (Reviews) [21.Oct.14]
Thurston Moore: The Best Day (Reviews) [21.Oct.14]
Oh Susanna: Namedropper (Reviews) [21.Oct.14]
ABBA: Live at Wembley Arena (Reviews) [21.Oct.14]
Rowland S Howard: Pop Crimes (Reviews) [21.Oct.14]
London Film Festival 2014 Day 8: ‘Mr. Turner’ (Notes from the Road) [20.Oct.14]
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