Thursday, April 9 2015
Waxahatchee’s latest album is a brilliant self-study that occupies a haunting liminal space.
Bringing a broader instrumental palette, more cinematic in scope than their debut, Lord Huron aims high and largely succeeds.
Some books you just don’t want to end. Manaster’s debut is one of those books.
The first album from one-time Go-Between Peter Milton Walsh plus attendant early material, spanning 1979-85. Moody and impressive. But loveable?
MilkDrive becomes an Americana band to watch with their genre-defying new release full of pop-ready jams.
On these reissues of Kylie Minogue's first four records, the singer starts to figure out who she is, no matter how little her producers/hit-making assembly lines seemed to care.
Wednesday, April 8 2015
I should have listened to the cover. After all, the warning was clear: "You must NOT read this comic!"
Scream! Factory's horror/comedy "double feature" doesn't truly fit into either genre.
Petterson's closely-knit stories sadly and beautifully reveal the passage from boyish innocence to "manhood", and show us what it means to be a man.
The two most famous horror blaxploitation films look and sound excellent in this dual release, but they deserve more extras considering their importance.
The Mountain Goats follow up albums about divorce, heartbreak, and scripture with one about professional wrestling.
B.J. Novak forsakes an impeccable sense of timing and an acerbic wit to patronize with this collection of cast-off skit ideas and sappy short-stories.
Becca Stevens makes a giant leap into pop music complexity with her latest, an exhilaratingly fun listen.
With a pair of singles, Yoko Ono furthers her case for artistic relevance as a proponent of fringe music that, like much of her back catalogue, was never intended for mass consumption.
First volume of the Go-Betweens' box set series: four LPs, four CDs, with re-issued albums, rarities and a live concert – a completist’s reverie.
After fighting the crippling effects of chemotherapy, George Ushers's dogged determination is apparent even at the outset.
Tuesday, April 7 2015
Superman's strengths are once again explored, but his weaknesses tell the story.
Chaz Bundick turns his restless dissatisfaction into artistic fuel on Toro y Moi's psychedelic fourth album.
This epic flick concludes a trilogy that, in retrospect, should have been a duology.
No Pier Pressure is a lifeless, limp collection of songs that counts as a Brian Wilson album in name only.