Sunday, March 20 2011
Eulogies can mix styles as smooth as a food processor, but lack the melodies to spice things up.
Sunday, March 6 2011
New Numbers is basically reinventing the wheel, but the tunes are generally catchy and the band knows its way around a good hook.
Wednesday, March 2 2011
Well-crafted, short album with an obvious high point in the pretty piano ballad “Into Bedrooms”, which could easily pass for the best song Coldplay never wrote.
Monday, February 28 2011
When all is said and done, if Departing doesn’t make the Polaris Music Prize shortlist this year, I will quite handily eat my toque and take a New Year's Polar Bear plunge into the sub-zero temperature of the nearest river.
Tuesday, February 22 2011
Way Yes throw in everything from Afrobeat to a hint of rockabilly to Middle Eastern influences, making for a very pleasurable toe-tapping listening experience.
Sunday, February 13 2011
The Five O'Clock Heroes has not been influenced one iota by any sort of trend in popular music postdating, say, 1983.
Thursday, February 10 2011
While it’s not an altogether successful enterprise, listeners can walk away from Light Science feeling that they’ve engaged in something of an alternative post-rock spectacle.
Thursday, February 3 2011
Just sit back, listen on headphones and listlessly drift away to the organic, victorious music contained within.
Sunday, January 16 2011
Old Light definitely has a kind of hazy Southern California by way of Alabama resonance that the best music of Neil Young occupies.
Thursday, January 6 2011
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.