Wednesday, September 29 2010
To all American James fans: the band did not forget about you this year after all.
There is no story; or if there is a story, it isn’t well written. The album plays like a collection of out-takes, some of them quite beautiful but nonetheless without cohesion.
Sunday, September 12 2010
Former Desolation Wilderness frontman Nicolas Zwart creates an album of bedroom electro-pop that's too polite for its own good.
Tuesday, September 7 2010
None of the songs on Le Pop 5 sound like "Allez! Ola! Olé!"
Monday, August 30 2010
There is room to grow at Non Projects, but green-ish producers/multi-instrumentalists Asura & Anenon have things mostly figured out.
Tuesday, June 1 2010
There is more to Erik Hassle than meets the eye. Or less. Depending on how you look at it.
Tuesday, May 4 2010
Sunday, May 2 2010
Moving folk-pop? Jangly rock? Sheffield duo Slow Club try their damndest to juggle both (while dodging comparisons to certain candy-coloured Detroiters) on their debut LP.
Sunday, April 11 2010
Marina has very ambitious goals for herself, which I can't imagine the majority of her audience really sharing on her behalf.
Sunday, March 14 2010
Heavy on the organ accompaniment, Get Smarter collects some fun '60s-era TV-show-theme-styled nuggets.