If Special Explosion wants to progress and build its sound, it’ll have to do more grunt work in the songwriting department than mere carbon paper copying of Built to Spill.
Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material
No Joy: More Faithful
'Her Story' Asks You to Learn Your Story
A Wicked Sense of Humor Veers Heavily Towards the Sadistic in 'Crow Fair'
Motopony: Welcome You
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
KEN Mode: Success
Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band: Not That Kind of Girl
"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.