How, in this era of cancel culture, does the idiosyncratic and transgressive Chuck Palahniuk keep publishing? On this and his new work “People, Places, Things”.
The lengthy evening provided a communal celebration of both Between the Buried and Me’s whole catalog and the return of live music in general.
Gruff Rhys’ Seeking New Gods is another wonderfully adventurous, multifaceted, stirring, and all-around eternal collection from this psychedelic pop artist.
The Prize Fighter Inferno’s The City Introvert has a safe superficiality, combined with a few moments of out-and-out cringe, making it above-average at best.
Monuments sets a new benchmark not just for the Vintage Caravan, but for the entirety of today’s retro rock movement. Hear the full album here before release.
The Vintage Caravan’s Monuments is a pristine example of how to do retro rock right. It’s an essential listen with an invigorating take on those older styles.
Fleetwood Mac’s Live sounds better than ever, giving both longtime fans and newcomers a stronger glimpse into how immaculate they were at the turn of the decade.
Part social commentary and part fictional narrative, Green Day's American Idiot came out of nowhere and impressed with its biting political subversion, exploration of teenage angst, love, and uncertainty, and perhaps most importantly, brilliant structures, transitions, and overall cohesion.
The Future Bites objectively deserves applause for perpetuating Steven Wilson's integrity and creativity, even if it's a markedly—and perhaps intentionally—divisive collection, too.