Please donate to help save PopMatters. We are moving to WordPress in January out of necessity and need your help.
Tags
Music

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Metal Albums of October 2020

Mr. Bungle re-record their thrash demo, Anaal Nathraak solidify their stature as one of the most extreme black metal acts, Sumac carry on their free rock infestations, and Armoured Saint with Spirit Adrift stand as torchbearers to heavy metal's past and future.

Recent
Music

Faith No More: King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime (Reissue) / Album of the Year (Reissue)

These reissues cover the original end of the band. The overstuffed King for a Day and the (unfairly?) maligned Album of the Year make for interesting revisits with equally interesting bonus discs.

Music

Nevermen: Nevermen

Mike Patton, Doseone (Adam Drucker), and TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe create a weird and fun collaboration that avoids the twin supergroup traps of lazy songwriting and forcing chemistry.

Music

Tomahawk: Oddfellows

Oddfellows is still plenty — and deliciously — weird, yet the previous dominance of experimentation on the band's work is more tempered in favor of concisely constructed songs, several of which, dare I say it, border on being catchy.

Music

The Alchemist: Trey Spruance's Ongoing Quest for Greatness

If what eventually follows Secret Chiefs 3's Book of Horizons (2004) is half as good as the opening salvo (now seven years old, already!), we are in for something special, and Trey Spruance will begin to solidify his case as one of the most important -- if largely unheralded -- musicians of his time.

Music

Joy As a Toy: Valparaiso

The deceptively low-key debut of Belgium trio Joy as a Toy is an avant-pop blast from start to finish.

Featured: Top of Home Page

Dead But Not Buried or, When the '90s Took a '60s Turn

The post-Dead and post-Zappa bands of the '90s sought to subvert the prevailing trends towards crass commercialism, individual greed, and phony superficiality.


Features
Collapse Expand Features



Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.