Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

By Michael Pementel

Leonard Cohen gives us a darkness that isn’t just pure sad or heavy, but reflective and gentle. This isn’t just a work of art from a single period of time, but from a whole lifetime of living. 24 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Read more
//Recent Reviews
The Triffids: Born Sandy Devotional

On this brooding, evocative record from the mid-1980s, underappreciated Australian songwriter David McComb produced what's essentially a noir novel in song.

READ more
Watermelon Slim and the Workers: Watermelon Slim and the Workers

Another gem of an album from one of the most exciting blues artists to come along in years.

READ more

8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Los Abandoned: Mix Tape

Los Abandoned come up with chorus hooks that teach themselves to you like a natural instinct. I was singing along before the album had reached the end of the first song.

READ more

8 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Eaten Alive

A cinematic catastrophe -- a shameful delight.

READ more
Colette & DJ Heather: House of Om—Colette & DJ Heather

Om figures the only thing better than one hot female DJ is two hot female DJs -- and they're right.

READ more
Josie Cotton: Movie Disaster Music

Return of one of the original new wave valley girls is intriguingly skewed, but slight.

READ more

7 Sep 2006 // 6:00 AM

Nicki Jaine: Live

Cabaret vocalist mixes up sultry, surreal modernity with traditional numbers for great effect.

READ more
The Holy Fire: In the Name of the World

As soon as they break free of past-worn territory, the Holy Fire just might become something great in their own right.

READ more
Chris Stills: When the Pain Dies Down: Live in Paris

Singer-songwriter fare so light that it's weightless.

READ more

7 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

Afro Punk (2003)

Punk rock as seen from another side the spectrum.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media

The Horrors, the Horrors, or Get Your Halloween On

// Short Ends and Leader

"This bevy of B or Z horrors upclassed to Blu-ray will help you get scared the old-fashioned way.

READ the article