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Son Volt
Notes of Blue

April 5th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Son Volt Notes of Blue Notes of Blue starts out with a note of comfort. “Promise the World” takes me right back to the late '90s, when Jay Farrar and Son Volt played with confidence

Mastodon
Emperor of Sand

March 23rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mastodon Emperor of Sand Mastodon is back with Emperor of Sand, and the lead-off single (and first track) “Sultan’s Curse” gets right to the point. Forty seconds in and you’ve

Ryan Adams
Prisoner

March 23rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Ryan Adams Prisoner Since leaving Whiskeytown to go solo, Ryan Adams has been hard to pin down. At first it seemed he would go the expected acoustic singer-songwriter route

King Woman
Created in the Image of Suffering

March 21st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

King Woman Created in the Image of Suffering Released at the end of last month, King Woman’s latest full-length, Created in the Image of Suffering is nothing if not intriguing. Like contemporary Chelsea

Thievery Corporation
The Temple of I & I

March 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Thievery Corporation The Temple of I & I Thievery Corporation has always been known for its multi-culti blend of textures and trends—sitar meets acid jazz, trip hop takes on bossa nova tones, etc.—and the

Temples
Volcano

March 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Temples Volcano It was back in 2014 when Temples—James Bagshaw (vocals and guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass), Sam Toms (drums), and Adam Smith (keys)—emerged with their

The Bats
The Deep Set

March 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Bats The Deep Set In the 35 years since forming in Christchurch, New Zealand, The Bats have become the epitome of consistency. Though albums may not come as quickly at

The Godfathers
A Big Bad Beautiful Noise

February 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Godfathers A Big Bad Beautiful Noise The cliche is that rock & roll is a young man’s game. But as we’re currently in a constant flow of bands reuniting it seems that more people are realizing that

Surfer Blood
Snowdonia

February 23rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Surfer Blood Snowdonia In their relatively short existence, Floridian band Surfer Blood have had quite the wild ride. After their self-produced debut record, Astro Coast, they were

Japandroids
Near to the Wild Heart of Life

February 20th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Japandroids Near to the Wild Heart of Life I really like the Japandroids, and so I hope they have a long, prolific career, with a lot more highs than lows. Unfortunately, this uninspired release, Near