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Monday, March 21 2011

Empress Hotel: Empress Hotel EP

This is an inconsistent but fairly engaging EP, one that shows a band trying out a bunch of different things.


Monday, February 28 2011

Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes

If there was any justice in the world, Lykke Li would be our most valued Swedish import, not Steig Larsson. If her stunning second album is any indication, justice may soon be served.


Monday, February 21 2011

Radiohead: The King of Limbs

Yes, Radiohead has rediscovered their love for electronica, but they've also infused it with a dubby, R&B-laced humanity that proves -- shall we say it? -- sexy, even.


Ducktails: Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics

Real Estate side project offers similarly chilled-out soundscapes for your summer haze.


Thursday, January 27 2011

Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde

Smith Westerns make an unfussy record full to the brim of subtle pop brilliance and unimpeachable rock touchstones.


Wednesday, January 26 2011

The Radio Dept.: Never Follow Suit

This follow-up EP to last year's brilliant Clinging to a Scheme delivers more pop delicacies from the Swedish trio.


Sunday, January 9 2011

‘Michael Jackson’s Vision’ Into the Future

The Moonwalker's short films are brought together here in a single collection. Are you still down with Michael? Are you down? Are you bad?!


Thursday, January 6 2011

The Russian Futurists: The Weight’s on the Wheels

The Russian Futurists’ fourth album is bright, sparkly and shiny, with the vocals pushed right to the forefront in a landscape of keyboard loops, block rocking beats, and gently plucked guitars.


Tuesday, November 30 2010

Aias: A La Piscina

The three members of this nascent all-woman band come from Catalonia, and their ba-ba-ba surfergirl pop is conducted in chiming Catalan.


Sunday, November 28 2010

Sun Airway: Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier

Sun Airway delivers a genuinely beautiful record, meant for the summer but a perfect gift for the winter.


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The Extra Lens: Undercard (Reviews) [20.Oct.10]
Dustin Wong: Infinite Love (Reviews) [19.Oct.10]
Clinic: Bubblegum (Reviews) [3.Oct.10]
His Name Is Alive: The Eclipse (Reviews) [29.Sep.10]
Electric Sunset: Electric Sunset (Reviews) [12.Sep.10]
Asura & Anenon: Silver Trees/Damiel (Capsule Reviews) [30.Aug.10]
Erik Hassle: Pieces (Reviews) [1.Jun.10]
Slow Club: Yeah So (Reviews) [2.May.10]
Petracovich: Crepusculo (Reviews) [2.Dec.09]
Cale Parks: To Swift Mars (Reviews) [4.Nov.09]
The Cure - “A Pink Dream” (Sound Affects) [23.Jan.09]
Isol / Zypce: Sima (Capsule Reviews) [29.Jun.08]
Wolftron- Flesh & Fears (Reviews) [3.Jun.08]
TWiG 2008-05-12: Enter the Drones (Moving Pixels) [12.May.08]
Various: Thai Pop Spectacular (Reviews) [19.Sep.07]
Zap Mama: Supermoon (Reviews) [12.Sep.07]
Suzy Bogguss: Sweet Danger (Capsule Reviews) [3.Sep.07]
Tegan and Sara: The Con (Reviews) [8.Aug.07]
Svoy: Eclectric (Reviews) [7.Aug.07]
Various Artists: Le Pop 4 (Reviews) [17.Jun.07]
No More Kings: No More Kings (Reviews) [6.May.07]
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