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Sunday, October 3 2010

Brad Laner: Natural Selections

Textured and ambitious, Natural Selections is a fine work of modern psychedelic pop.


Sunday, September 26 2010

Camu Tao: King of Hearts

King of Hearts shows that Camu Tao knew exactly what he was doing; it also shows that dying is a real pain in the ass.


Thursday, September 16 2010

The Clientele: Minotaur

Whether it is a last gasp from an unusually consistent band, or merely a palate-clearing exercise pointing the way towards a perhaps more experimental direction to be found on a follow-up LP, Minotaur is buoyed by an excellent front half and a less stellar back end.


Tuesday, September 7 2010

Boston Spaceships: Our Cubehouse Still Rocks

Our Cubehouse Still Rocks is a record of propulsion, something that can be defined not only in the fast-paced, fist-in-the-air anthems that Uncle Bob has penned for this album, but in the lyrical concerns as well.


Monday, September 6 2010

The Acorn: No Ghost

This is clearly the sound of Americana, except for the fact that the Acorn is a Canadian band.


This Piano Plays Itself: As the House…

As the House... occasionally comes off as grandiose and epic as it's meant to, but can seem cloying and pretentious at least as often.


Wednesday, August 18 2010

Napoo: Napoo

It's hard to think of Napoo as anything other than a light, fluffy summer album.


Tuesday, August 17 2010

Wintersleep: New Inheritors

What really sets this album apart from previous efforts is not its whirling sonic black holes, but its confident, affirming suns.


Tuesday, August 3 2010

Shapes and Sizes: Candle to Your Eyes

If this LP is an attempt to grab a brass ring, it shows Shapes and Sizes reaching for it using solely a raised middle finger.


Monday, August 2 2010

Kent: En Plats i Solen

The issue of being “lost in translation” is a reason why one of Sweden’s most popular artists is hardly known beyond the borders of Scandinavia -- but they should be…


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