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Monday, September 9 2013

Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady

A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.


Friday, September 6 2013

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.


Thursday, September 5 2013

Vista Chino: Peace

The spirit of Kyuss lives on through Peace, even though it doesn't shine as bright as it used to -- or should.


Wednesday, August 21 2013

White Lies: Big TV

A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.


Tuesday, August 20 2013

John Mayer: Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.


Monday, August 5 2013

Bass Drum of Death: Bass Drum of Death

The generous reverb endows every riff with a neon glow and the smell of cheeseburgers and fries served on an open car windowsill.


Wednesday, July 17 2013

Randall Bramblett: The Bright Spots

The Bright Spots may not break new ground, but it's much more than a mere throwback. It's too confident, too accomplished, and quite simply too good to be dismissed or denied.


Tuesday, July 16 2013

The Icarus Line: Slave Vows

Forget Penance Soiree. With Slave Vows, the Icarus Line has made rock 'n' roll that isn’t concerned with being “revivalist” or anything else of the sort. It just is, which is to say thrilling and vital in the way rock music should be.


Monday, May 20 2013

Justice: Access All Arenas

Access All Arenas, a vivid and vivacious capture of Justice's 2012 Arena of Nîmes show, proves once and for all that the progression that occurred between Cross and Audio, Video, Disco hadn't changed them as a band. It, in fact, made them better.


Sunday, April 14 2013

Caveman: Caveman

Putting that whole "sophomore slump" idea to bed, Caveman have managed to outdo themselves by crafting an engrossing, catchy album, worthy of a larger audience.


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Wagons: Rumble, Shake and Tumble (Reviews) [20.Oct.11]
WATERS: Out in the Light (Reviews) [17.Oct.11]
Jon Regen: Revolution (Reviews) [17.Oct.11]
Trombone Shorty: For True (Reviews) [11.Oct.11]
Sills & Smith: Uncertain Vista (Capsule Reviews) [4.Oct.11]
The Gift: Explode (Reviews) [28.Sep.11]
OK Go vs. the Muppets (Mixed Media) [24.Aug.11]
Sondre Lerche: Sondre Lerche (Reviews) [7.Aug.11]
Silverstein: Rescue (Capsule Reviews) [23.Jun.11]
Quintron: Sucre du Sauvage (Reviews) [6.Jun.11]
David Bazan: Strange Negotiations (Reviews) [30.May.11]
Peter Case: The Case Files (Reviews) [26.May.11]
The Waterboys: In a Special Place (Reviews) [19.May.11]
Wild Beasts: Smother (Reviews) [19.May.11]
The Antlers: Burst Apart (Reviews) [12.May.11]
The Trews: Hope & Ruin (Capsule Reviews) [3.May.11]
Parts & Labor: Constant Future (Reviews) [10.Apr.11]
Homophobia Is Alive and Well on TV at the WWE (Channel Surfing) [30.Mar.11]
Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes (Reviews) [28.Feb.11]
Doug Paisley: Constant Companion (Reviews) [27.Feb.11]
Radiohead: The King of Limbs (Reviews) [21.Feb.11]
Phil Manley: Life Coach (Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
Bilal: Levels EP (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
Sic Alps: Napa Asylum (Reviews) [1.Feb.11]
Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde (Reviews) [27.Jan.11]
The Radio Dept.: Never Follow Suit (Capsule Reviews) [26.Jan.11]
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