Shearwater’s The Great Awakening is a mostly plodding creation whose intriguing nuances and insights are marred by musical tedium and hollowness.
Dopapod is another fabulous creation solidifying Dopapod’s complex yet calming and colorful stylistic approach. It’s an energizing, imaginative, and stylish LP.
Tears For Fears’ The Tipping Point is exquisitely intimate, poppy, and multilayered, highlighting the deepest beauties of Smith and Orzabal’s partnership.
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.