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Wednesday, June 25 2014

Lines West - “Lover” (audio) (Premiere)

The simple alt-country of Lines West's music goes a long ways in softening the Connecticut band's intense lyrical explorations, as its new single "Lover" attests.


Wednesday, August 21 2013

White Lies: Big TV

A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.


Monday, August 5 2013

Damien Jurado: Where Shall You Take Me (deluxe reissue)

Reissue of 2003 effort from reliable singer-songwriter Damien Jurado shows how little time has passed. Bonus materials truly enhance an already ridiculously good record.


Monday, July 8 2013

Caroline Leavitt at a Crossroads: ‘Is This Tomorrow’

New York Times best-selling author Caroline Leavitt discusses her new novel about a family who must brave the hostile status quo of '50s American suburban life while being as different from their neighbors as possible.


Wednesday, June 26 2013

Small Black: Limits of Desire

Much on Limits of Desire, the sophomore LP by Brooklyn indie outfit Small Black, demonstrates the band's adept handling of the pop hook, but the preeminence of mood here drowns out what could have been some more immediate songs.


Monday, June 17 2013

Grandchildren: Golden Age

Golden Age doesn't get caught up in the nostalgia its name implies, but its lofty ambitions aren't met by its uneven tracklist.


Wednesday, June 5 2013

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.


Sunday, June 2 2013

A Time to Be So Small: An Interview with EmptyMansion’s Sam Fogarino

After dealing with the critical praise and downfall of Interpol, Sam Fogarino hooked up with one of the key players in Secret Machines and, under the name of EmptyMansions, made something quite special, different, and even a bit unexpected ...


Monday, May 20 2013

The National: Trouble Will Find Me

The National keeps on growing older gracefully with the impeccably executed Trouble Will Find Me, but it might just be that the venerable group has reached the point of no-longer-increasing returns.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

pacificUV: After the Dream You Are Awake

Just a year after its last studio LP, pacificUV ups its game in an impressive way, giving some real bite to its dreamy sound.


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Quantic: The Best of Quantic (Reviews) [22.Sep.11]
All the Apparatus: All the Apparatus (Capsule Reviews) [14.Sep.11]
Sondre Lerche: Sondre Lerche (Reviews) [7.Aug.11]
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