Reviews > Music

22 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Tame Impala: Currents

Australia's most promising young rock band masterfully blend psychedelia with dance music on their bold and epic third album.

READ more
Fantastic Negrito: Fantastic Negrito

The immediacy and disjointed nature seems fitting, in tune with Xavier Dphrepaulezz’s rebellious nature and his disregard for formulaic music.

READ more
Lee Bannon: Pattern of Excel

On his latest album, left-field garage producer Lee Bannon emphasizes his true sonic passions with moody ambient pieces and glitchy soundscapes.

READ more

22 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Joy Williams: Venus

On her first post-Civil Wars album, Williams sometimes hits the mark perfectly. And sometimes she sounds like she's trying on musical costumes to see what fits.

READ more
Sun Ra: Duke Ellington’s Sound of Space

Dear patrons in attendance at The Bottom Line on the night of February 17, 1987: shut up, won't you?

READ more

21 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Wilco: Star Wars

Saying "What's more fun than a surprise?" Wilco drops their shortest, barest album in their career, and it feels fresh and new.

READ more

21 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Frank Zappa: Dance Me This

Congratulations, Frank Zappa fans, you've made it to album number 100! Time to do a little dance.

READ more
Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge: Twelve Reasons to Die II

Much too short, but as solid as you'd expect given the name of the rapper, the name of the producer, and the names of the features.

READ more

21 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Richard Thompson: Still

The Jeff Tweedy-produced Still may not surprise, but surprises aren't what Richard Thompson albums are about.

READ more
Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven: Each Soul Has a Voice

Considering the substantial pedigrees of the principals involved, it’s hardly surprising that Each Soul Has a Voice boasts an archival feel, one that sounds so seemingly so retro it often goes askew.

READ more

20 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Ashley Monroe: The Blade

Her first album that can’t be construed as a debut, The Blade comes from a place of absolute confidence in talent, of assurance in what she’s doing.

READ more
Eleventh Dream Day: Works For Tomorrow

Works For Tomorrow is not just a nice reminder of the Chicago rockers’ early vitality, it often feels as urgent and careening as any of their previous high-water marks.

READ more
Fucked Up: Year of the Hare

Can a 23-minute long track with acoustic interludes be the best punk song of the decade?

READ more
Bert Jansch: Live at the 12 Bar

Bert Jansch's intimate London gig from the mid-'90s changes hands again for reissue.

READ more
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research Arkestra: Planets of Life or Death: Amiens ‘73

Afrofuturism and retroactive joys dominate this special Record Store Day release.

READ more
In Sonitus Lux: The Equinox Session

By smacking a piece of metal with a pair of mallets and with Kevin Dunn's help, E. Serson Brannen has made a fine piece of music free of category.

READ more

17 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Ratatat: Magnifique

Five years after Ratatat's bloated experimental effort LP4, the Brooklyn duo have are back with the more focused and accessible Magnifique, which finds them returning to a guitar-centric approach.

READ more
Sly and the Family Stone: Live at the Fillmore East

On these two days in 1968, Sly and the Family Stone sounded like a perpetual motion machine far too powerful to ever break down.

READ more

17 Jul 2015 // 2:15 AM

Ike Reilly: Born on Fire

In his 2015 offering, rock 'n' roll troubadour Ike Reilly defines the genre, and then some.

READ more

17 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Ken Camden: Dream Memory

Camden creates a Rorschach palette of guitars and synths that allows the listener to create their own meaning.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Mr. Robot: Episode 6 -- "Br4ve-Trave1er.asf

// Channel Surfing

"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

READ the article