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Thursday, March 28 2013

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for April 2013

April's releases feature highly anticipated returns years in the making, new work by critical faves of a current vintage, and reissues of alt-rock touchstones. Check out the early word on new albums by the Knife and Kurt Vile, as well as the 20th anniversary edition of the Breeders' Last Splash.


Wednesday, December 28 2011

The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.


Wednesday, December 14 2011

The Best Alternative Songwriters of 2011

Some of 2011's best songwriting came from artists whose work could be broadly defined as "alternative". Few of these artists fit the mold of the traditional singer-songwriter, creating music the blurs the lines defining genres.


Tuesday, January 26 2010

Part 3: From Porcupine Tree to Wye Oak

Slipped Discs continues with Norwegian electro pop, lots of Scottish pop goodness, two rock institutions, a Soviet born chanteuse and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.


Thursday, December 10 2009

The Best Psych Albums of 2009

Psychedelia has influenced so many things in 2009 -- whether the band is labeled freak-folk, psych-pop, or garage psychedelia to name a few -- that the creative approach to songwriting has influenced and been adopted by so many genres that barely any independent label has remained untouched by its reaches.


Reviews

Tuesday, April 9 2013

Kurt Vile: Wakin' on a Pretty Daze

Disengagement is something Kurt Vile sentimentalises, but his newest record is brighter, more self-satisfying.


Wednesday, December 5 2012

Kurt Vile + Dinosaur Jr.: 1 December 2012 - Philadelphia

Even seeing your favorite band can sometimes get monotonous over the course of a three hour set. But when each song features a legendary guest you may not have seen since the 90's, there's no choice but to surrender your full attention.


Tuesday, November 29 2011

Kurt Vile: So Outta Reach EP

Philly singer-songwriter delivers just continuation of breakthrough full-length.


Tuesday, March 8 2011

Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring for My Halo

When Vile nails it, when all the disparate elements of his sound converge, you realize why he's the face of our new strain of fuzzy Americana.


Blogs

Monday, June 16 2014

2014 Nelsonville Music Festival (photos)

The tenth annual Nelsonville Music Festival took place from May 29 to June 1.


Wednesday, October 26 2011

Austin City Limits 2011: James Blake + Kurt Vile

When it comes to James Blake’s music, it has been an extremely slow journey towards appreciation for me, which might just be an appropriate pace given his style of music.


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