Thursday, October 30 2014
What was it like to hear the Peter Gunn music for the first time? Some of us will never know for sure. But with this release, you're likely to have fun trying to recapture the moment.
Wednesday, October 29 2014
Lily & Madeleine may not shout or scream, or even cry, but they still want to be heard.
The Killer makes an album worthy of his reputation, aided by an all-star cast and co-producer (and fellow music legend) Jim Keltner.
Today's weather forecast predicts rain, pain, moths and tombstones. Best pack an umbrella.
You have to admit that it’s nice to have KMFDM still making music, even if the band’s relevance at this point is in question.
The Pine Hill Haints supply antique sounds, modern attitude, and a good time all around.
Sólstafir won't go gentle into that good night.
Tuesday, October 28 2014
The Flaming Lips, with the help of more than a few friends, tackle an icon. Literally.
On their ninth album, Obituary continue to deliver ash-blackened riffage and unintelligible, swamp-creature squeals straight from the bile sac.
So It Is With Us finds Horse Feathers aging wisely, perhaps even enjoying life a little bit more.
Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.
The gloriously varied piano trio returns to a program of all-original music, still mixing jazz, rock, classical, avant-garde, and you-name-it styles in a way that defies convention.
Poe’s raven crowed “Nevermore” not “Nevermind”. If there is no God and no devil, then why there is death is the unanswerable koan here.
Monday, October 27 2014
The Scottish band reconcile their previous modes by pulling back on the electronic drive of their last album, while continuing to elevate tension gradually rather than release it for maximum devastation.
An album that moves the band onward and upward, further and deeper – a journey begun a long time ago in a 1980s galaxy far, far away.
Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.
The 2005 debut by this Philadelphia noise-punk band sounds right at home in the fall of 2014.
The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles create an ambitious, "cosmic" effort with collaboration The Last Transmission.
Port Juvee is Canada's version of the Strokes. Say what you will.
Friday, October 24 2014
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.