The new studio offering from Kim Gordon and Bill Nace offers an experience that's less tied to the raw emotions of the past and more focused on the exacting, brilliant technical and compositional skills of its creators.
The first three albums from groundbreaking punk/post-punk band Wire still serve as a benchmark for what punk rock could be at its best as well as where underground music would go in the decades that followed.
After Woman reintroduced smooth, raw sexuality to indie pop, Michael Milosh returns five years later with new collaborators and an aim to further explore the sonic territory of his previous work. The same pleasures are there, but they feel more hollow the second time around.
More than two decades later, Wilco's first two albums are remastered and reissued with an expanded track list. Together, they paint a picture of a new band struggling to find themselves only to do it in an exceptional manner.