Wednesday, November 17 2010
Girl Talk returns with a surprise (and free) new album of mash-up fervor, but the formula's wearing thin by now.
Sunday, October 31 2010
The equally venerable Brian Eno and Warp Records come together for the first time, and the electronic music pioneer manages yet another astonishingly immersive creation.
Thursday, October 28 2010
Morrissey -- is there any greater, more consistent talent to be found in the last 30 years? Bona Drag, remastered and reissued with bonus material, reminds us why Moz is still so beloved and so worthy of attention.
Tuesday, October 26 2010
Small Black blends elements of shoe gaze and New Wave revivalism to often remarkable results, but sometimes get carried away by chill-wave atmospherics.
Wednesday, October 20 2010
Franklin Bruno proves himself an integral part of this collaboration with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.
Tuesday, October 19 2010
Ponytail's Dustin Wong creates a record of appreciable technical skill, sure, but one that really succeeds in its warmth and sense of open-armed invitation.
Monday, October 4 2010
This collection of acoustic live takes and b-sides offers no substantial addition to Dirty Projectors' instant classic.
Sunday, October 3 2010
Clinic returns with yet another solid album, this time turning the volume down and letting the '60s psych-pop haze pour in.
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.