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

Gardens & Villa: Music For Dogs

Gardens & Villa ditch the dull synthpop of their previous outing and turn out one of the year's best rock albums, a gritty art-pop statement crackling with energy.

Music

Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts

Though the group manage to display flashes of powerful punk prowess, their debut record cant quite escape the shadows of their considerable Northwest predecessors.

Music

Four Tet: Morning/Evening

Largely succeeding on the strength of the record's second half, Kieran Hebden has proved his mercurial approach to electronic music is as vital as ever.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Text Records

Music

Warm Soda: Symbolic Dream

Not unlike a sugar rush, Symbolic Dream's candy-coated sheen quickly becomes too much of a good thing.

Music

Prefuse 73: Rivington Nao Rio

The second of three releases for 2015, Rivington Nao Rio finds Guillermo Herren testing his ability as collaborator and producer, and ever-so-slightly evolving his acoustic-tinged electronic formula.

Music

Super Furry Animals: Mwng (2015 Reissue)

While Mwng isn't the Super Furry Animals' finest hour, it is a valuable and essential addition to their discography.

Music

Miami Horror: All Possible Futures

While not a revelatory listen, Miami Horror's second album is a more-than-solid summer record using a tried and true formula of electro-inflected disco-pop.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Dine Alone / Haven Sounds

Music

Best Coast: California Nights

Lo-fi no longer, Best Coast give listeners an avalanche of hooks and waves of power chords with their third LP, California Nights.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Dine Alone/Haven Sounds

Music

Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure

No Pier Pressure is a lifeless, limp collection of songs that counts as a Brian Wilson album in name only.

Music

Vetiver: Complete Strangers

A lack of substance, coupled with an occasionally overwhelming “lite-ness” that veers dangerously close to easy-listening, makes Complete Strangers a less-than-solid effort.

Music

Why the "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit Verdict Was a Mistake

No matter how much one dislikes "Blurred Lines", it's hard to see how the victory of the Gaye estate will be beneficial to artists in the future.

Music

The Clash Album That Never Was: 'Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg'

Even in bootleg form, the Clash's Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg stands as one of the most daring, fearless, idiosyncratic recordings ever put on tape by a major recording artist.

Music

The Notwist: The Messier Objects

The Notwist follow up last year's Close to the Glass with this collection of unreleased instrumental material.


Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews



Features
Collapse Expand Features

PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

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