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Thursday, November 6 2014

Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

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

Four of a Kind: A Breakdown of Sloan’s ‘Commonwealth’

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

Graveyard Tapes - ‘White Rooms’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Experimental folktronic-pop duo Euan McMeeken and Matthew Collings have their second Graveyard Tapes album, White Rooms, ready to rock this November.


One Chord to Another: A Retrospective on the Records of Sloan

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

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.


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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]
Mariana Bell: Push (Capsule Reviews) [9.Jun.11]
Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See (Reviews) [8.Jun.11]
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The Antlers: Burst Apart (Reviews) [12.May.11]
Indie Music and the Hired Gun (Moving Citations) [11.May.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (Reviews) [2.May.11]
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Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes (Reviews) [28.Feb.11]
Radiohead: The King of Limbs (Reviews) [21.Feb.11]
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