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Mark Lanegan Band
Gargoyle

May 18th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mark Lanegan Band Gargoyle No disrespect, but who would have thought that Screaming Trees alumnus Mark Lanegan would turn out to be the versatile journeyman he’s become

Actress
AZD

May 16th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Actress AZD For too long in America, electronic music has been boiled down to either fist-in-the-air Day-Glo EDM, or more broadly what’s commonly labeled as

Black Lips
Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?

May 11th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Black Lips Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? For most of their career, the Black Lips have been anything but tepid. Over the course of six solid albums ranging from their raw self-titled 2003 debut

Slowdive
Slowdive

May 7th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | 1 Comment »

Slowdive Slowdive Of all the bands of the shoegaze era, Slowdive was the one that seemed to never quite live up to its full potential. Sure, records like the band’s sophomore

Wall
Untitled

April 28th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Wall Untitled Wall is not the first band to break up before its first album ever saw the light of day. The Modern Lovers are perhaps the most notable band whose debut was

Moon Duo
Occult Architecture Vol. 2

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

Moon Duo Occult Architecture Vol. 2 Moon Duo’s second volume of Occult Architecture is awash with the same electro-psych space grooves that marked the first, released in February.

The Mavericks
Brand New Day

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

The Mavericks Brand New Day Although The Mavericks have been slotted in the country category for the majority of their existence, the Floridian band’s sound has always been more

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