Friday, April 10 2015
This is a film featuring two likeable leads that goes cold and convoluted once we abandon their story and flashback to the past.
The Decemberists recreated its sonic specialties wonderfully at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on April 7.
Ebert never lived to see the finished product, but it's not a stretch at all to imagine what kind of score Siskel & Ebert would have given it had they the chance: two thumbs up.
This seven-disc set takes all Frank Black's output with the Catholics favors the moment, the song, over the career, which is not a new concept for Black.
The music of Porcupine Tree meets the rhythmic intensity of Whiplash in these eight dazzling reinterpretations.
Heavy on literary references but lacking any relative substance, Kingdom of Fear is akin to AM band conspiracy theorists spouting questionable source material with impunity.
One of heavy music's most prolific and interesting artists makes a quiet, patient album that stands with his best work.
London's Fort Romeau delivers a treat for progressive house fans and old-school electronica devotees alike.
'40s Jazz Guitar Pioneer in Full Regalia
Thursday, April 9 2015
The Beat Generation fails to capture the trendy, hipster social scene that its title promises.
When it comes to family comedies, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is the exact opposite of terrible, horrible, and no good.
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.