Now Hear This!


Goapele


Namelessnumberheadman


Saturday Looks Good to Me


The In Out


Racebannon

The revival has slaughtered garage rock. Pop continues to eat itself. What is a respectable music fan to do? Take a listen to our critics, of course, who weigh in on what joyful noises you may be missing.

THE DARKNESS
Best Cock Rock Spandex Wearing Pretenders to Judas Priest’s Throne and I Don’t Think They’re Doing It Ironically Especially Since They’re From Lowestoft

THE KING OF FRANCE
Best Band the New York City Band Craze Left Behind

GOAPELE
One Good Reason Not to Give Up on “Neo-Urban-New Soul,” or The Only Reason This Decade to Thank Clear Channel

CAROLINE HERRING
Singer Who Sings About Whiskey and Blood Sweeter Than Anyone You’ll Ever Hear

22-20S
Best New British Band to Have Every Single Person in the Record Industry Across the UK Slavering

THE PEE WEE FIST
Best Indie-Pop Band with Substance and a Theramin

NAMELESSNUMBERHEADMAN
Best Sci-Fi Pop-Folk-Electronic Hybrid

SATURDAY LOOKS GOOD TO ME
The Best Thing to Come Out of Detroit Since the Model-T, or at Least The Stooges

LOMAX
The Best New Relentless Post Punk Noise with a Political Edge Ow My Ears Are Bleeding But Look at Me Ma, I’m Dancing! Band

THE IN OUT
Best Jagged Rock Band Not Copping the ’80s Revival

RACEBANNON
Best Band to Break Your Lease With

GULLIVER
Great Hope for the Widespread Revival of Rock and Soul Music

PopMatters