Friday, October 24 2014
Amounting to one feature-length inciting incident, the low-budget zombie film The Battery will test the limits of even the most devoted horror fans’ patience.
This mammoth edition of a truly classic album is worth it for fans for the wealth of material and insight into the choices involved in its creation.
Many of the Aislers Set's moods prefer melancholy. They mass classic pop and post-punk behind a yearning woman's small, echoed voice that demands attention.
Is Pynchon suddenly relevant again? Has the culture's craziness finally just caught up to his penchant for conspiracy, paranoia, and crazy-named characters?
Cherry Red Records affords these Scottish jangle-poppers and perennial underdogs a second chance some 30 years later with an odds and sods collection of demos, aborted singles and an unreleased album.
Over two decades on, Failure remains a rewarding listen, steeped in its time yet sweetly out of place.
This is a record to be entertained by, nothing more or nothing less.
Tre Mission proves nonconformity pays off on debut Stigmata.
Thursday, October 23 2014
The only problem with the sincerely enjoyable Joss Whedon: The Biography is that we learn a heck of a lot more about his creative endeavors than we do about the geek god himself.
From the gross-out to the epic, South Park returns to form with a ten-part season with no bad episodes.
Did I know the No Hay Banda Trio before I stepped into Rich Mix in sadly up-and-coming Shoreditch? Yes. Was I at all aware that Clare Savage and Bellatrix were hiding a monstrous talent in their minute figures? I do now.
This violent murder mystery is atypical among Cold War era films and stands up well today, but this Blu-ray could use a little more "special" in its "features".
On their third album, Allo Darlin’ turn down the twee ever-so-slightly to craft a less precious, more grown-up version of that at which they’ve excelled over their previous releases.
As food studies enters academia, texts are required to populate the curricula. That doesn't mean lay readers can't enjoy them, too.
Primus covers Willy Wonka, playing up your fuzzy memories of the film's dark heart while subverting the original arrangements.
This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.
This collection of the Chicago psych rock band's previously released non-album tracks adds up to more than the usual rarities compilation.
Singer, guitarist, fiddler, banjo player, Sam Amidon's sixth album is a patchwork of delights.
Another collection of evocative songs, deceptive in their carefully woven simplicity.
Wednesday, October 22 2014
The game fails to properly equip the player for the challenges in the game. That sounds like a criticism, but it really works in its favor.