Monday, December 8 2008
If you somehow missed J5, maybe it's for the better now that you can experience this outstanding debut with a bunch of extra goodies.
Brighten the Corners focused in a way that showed the band not bucking the burdens of indie rock off their backs, as they did on Wowee Zowee, but setting them aside to make a great record.
Wednesday, November 26 2008
It all began with one weird little album with a weird little cover, with weird little songs sung by a weird guy who couldn’t even enunciate properly.
Friday, November 21 2008
In Nerakhoon, Thavi's memories are both poetic and harsh, tied up in the war he left behind but also never escaped.
Gomez, like the Beatles, hijack the warm russet tones of Americana, but adapt these elements to a British perspective.
Wednesday, November 19 2008
Listening to UFO as a whole over a steady period reveals its final strength: It's definitely an album, not just a sturdy hodgepodge.
Wednesday, November 12 2008
One of rock's all-time classic concert LPs is expanded, remastered, redoubled, posterized, essayfied, and videotastically ultra-enhanced. In a word: Budokan!
Monday, November 10 2008
The Smiths "re-package" themselves on this definitive single-disc encapsulation of one of the '80s best underground bands. A two-CD deluxe edition adds rarities, worthy b-sides, and some great album tracks.
Friday, October 31 2008
At Carnegie Hall staunchly carries with it the brand characteristics that launched this cultural exchange.
Monday, October 27 2008
Whether or not this album contains a hit as massive as "Chasing Cars", it's a confident, balanced work of mass art with only extremely minor flaws.