After listening to the Boomtown Rats' Citizens of Boomtown, you can't help but wonder if another vanity project is the kind of activism we need to combat the injustices of the world.
Parachute For Gordo's new LP, Best Understood By Children and Animals, diverges from the band's art-punk past. The result is an enthralling, throbbing, and incredibly percussion-driven document.
Berlin four-piece Hope join the dots between the unsettling art-punk of Suicide and the late-night, reflective electronica of Portishead on new single, "Shame".
Post-punk pioneers Wire continue their late period renaissance with a new synthesis of all of their most endearing qualities on Mind Hive.
Wave's status as Patti Smith's most unapologetically pop album reveals the most authentically "punk" gesture of her career: rejecting the idea that her genre capabilities begin and end with that four-letter word.
Experimental art-punk outfit, Cinema Cinema team with Matt Darriau (The Klezmatics) for a record that combines punk, avant-garde, and a touch of the old world. Cinema Cinema's Ev Gold says, "Matt is like a human gauze over the animal that is Cinema Cinema."
On their sixth studio album, New Jersey punk rockers Titus Andronicus, normally associated with big, ambitious gestures, get back to basics.
British indie-rockers Art Brut refine their sound, but they don't offer quite enough on their latest album.
Liars Continue to Experiment with Solitude and Broken Relationships on 'Titles with the Word Fountain'
Liars quickly follow-up 2017's TFCF with TWTWF, a sparse, ambient set of tracks that continues Angus Andrew's experimentation as the sole remaining founding member of the band.
Pere Ubu Gets About As Radio-Friendly As They Ever Would on 'Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés: 1987-1991'
Pere Ubu's latest reissue shows a band known for abrasive rock music, with a vocalist more likely to screech than harmonize, taking a left turn towards late '80s radio pop-rock.
Post-punk revivalists Preoccupations are as good as ever, but their third album smooths down their rougher edges and turns their nervy gaze inward.
A Productive Cough is remarkably authentic and engrossing, and there's no questioning the level of dedication and skill behind its many bursts of dense boisterousness.
The definitive ranking of the 10 best songs from the first decade of New Jersey's own Post-Modern Lovers, Titus Andronicus.