Wednesday, February 2 2011
"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.
Three ways to tell if taking your production to the 1980s is a bad idea: (1) you'll sound like a robot; (2) your compositions will become too jittery; and (3) your music will sound like a parody.
Tuesday, January 25 2011
Vulnerable but never rebuffed, this Kentucky singer navigates the extremes.
Monday, January 24 2011
Vocal excellence and musical craftsmanship combine for the front end of this powerhouse's album.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.
Sunday, January 9 2011
The Moonwalker's short films are brought together here in a single collection. Are you still down with Michael? Are you down? Are you bad?!
Thursday, November 18 2010
Modest Mouse reissue Sad Sappy Sucker and The Fruit That Ate Itself, both works that give an interesting glimpse into the band's early days -- and one definitely worth the time to listen.