Thursday, November 6 2014
Allergic to Water, Ani DiFranco's 18th album, lacks the political engagement and sharply hewn wit that distinguished her earlier work.
Thursday, October 30 2014
Sloan's jaw-dropping double album Commonwealth strikes a perfect synergy between the band's identity and the collective identities of its members.
Wednesday, October 29 2014
Experimental folktronic-pop duo Euan McMeeken and Matthew Collings have their second Graveyard Tapes album, White Rooms, ready to rock this November.
We look through the varied and vivacious 20-year discography of Sloan album by album, charting this underrated group's significant achievements.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
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
A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.
Monday, August 5 2013
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
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
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
Golden Age doesn't get caught up in the nostalgia its name implies, but its lofty ambitions aren't met by its uneven tracklist.