Monday, February 28 2011
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.
Sunday, February 27 2011
Doug Paisley returns for a second LP, bringing his quiet, confident voice to tracks that unfold with a grace and patient beauty.
Monday, February 21 2011
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.
Real Estate side project offers similarly chilled-out soundscapes for your summer haze.
Tuesday, February 15 2011
Joan Wasser's third album with her Joan As Police Woman proves a dense listen, but one that rewards patience and attention with gems of blues and soul for the new decade.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
Phil Manley (Trans Am, the Fucking Champs) pays his respects to his Krautrock heroes, but doesn't make enough out of his own voice to keep this record afloat.
"Levels" has Flying Lotus’s sonic fingerprints all over it, even if he was only involved with a "re-edit" here.
Tuesday, February 1 2011
Lo-fi devotees Sic Alps shred a good deal of the layers of noise that shrouded their past releases in favor of more straight-forward, blues-inspired songwriting -- it's a good experiment, but they haven't quite worked out the kinks yet.
Thursday, January 27 2011
Smith Westerns make an unfussy record full to the brim of subtle pop brilliance and unimpeachable rock touchstones.
Wednesday, January 26 2011
This follow-up EP to last year's brilliant Clinging to a Scheme delivers more pop delicacies from the Swedish trio.