Monday, March 24 2014
While the Hold Steady's catalog has consisted of detailed character sketches and scenarios extolling the virtues of indulging the devil whispering in your ear, Teeth Dreams deals with the demons left in the wake.
Two is certainly a good album, and it’s absolutely the one Owls wanted to make. It’s just not always a record I want to listen to.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
This is an LP that merits liberal use of the repeat button, and, even when it occasionally misfires, there’s always something interesting just around the corner.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
The bad-ass New York duo comes out with their strongest work yet.
Friday, February 7 2014
The London based indie-rockers try their hands at more psychedelic sounds and end up with a hand full of winners.
Monday, February 3 2014
After the Disco rides that morning after wave, holding up a mirror to cast a dark reflection on the fun that's come and gone.
White's fourth album finds her playing bolder music with a daring conceit, but the results are decidedly mixed.
The takeaway here is that while Bugg's debut album felt genuine, Shangri La feels forced and awkward.
Tuesday, December 3 2013
It's a generalization, but the year in indie rock saw a turn away from harmony-focused, gentle rock and back toward something a bit noisier, a bit more idiosyncratic, a little harder to ignore.
Wednesday, September 4 2013
The Silver Gymnasium is Sheff's best work, and it contains his hardest truths. Going home is never quite going back.