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Johnny Marr
Fever Dreams Pts. 1–4

February 22nd, 2022  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Johnny Marr Fever Dreams Pts. 1–4 It’s been more than 30 years since The Smiths broke up and yet the band’s music remains hallowed ground despite their obstreperous mouthpiece continuing

Spoon
Lucifer on the Sofa

February 15th, 2022  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Spoon Lucifer on the Sofa It’s tempting to call Spoon’s latest, Lucifer on the Sofa (Matador Records), a return to form, but aside from a couple of mediocre albums midway through their

Arab Strap
As Days Get Dark

March 17th, 2021  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Arab Strap As Days Get Dark Someone once said that suffering breeds great art, but I wonder what they would have made of a year spent dealing with a global pandemic. For 20 years

Adulkt Life
Book of Curses

November 16th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Adulkt Life Book of Curses With the band including members of Huggy Bear and Male Bonding, it’s hard not to have high expectations for the debut album from Adulkt Life, Book of Curses

Melenas
Dias Raros

June 29th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Melenas Dias Raros Melenas, which translates roughly to “heads of hair,” are an all-female quartet hailing from Pamplona, Spain (yep, of bulls running through the streets fame)

Wire
Mind Hive

February 12th, 2020  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Wire Mind Hive If Wire had called it a day after releasing their first three seminal records (which they supposedly had at the time), it would have been enough to cement

Pere Ubu
The Long Goodbye

October 30th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Pere Ubu The Long Goodbye It’s been 40-some years since Pere Ubu emerged from the ashes of Rocket from the Tombs, so one could be forgiven for thinking that the seminal

Baby Shakes
Cause a Scene

September 24th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Baby Shakes Cause a Scene Baby Shakes bring renewed vigor and focus to their spiked-sugar attack with their fourth album, Cause a Scene. The title track’s burst of aggression belies ease

Jenny Hval
The Practice of Love

September 16th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Jenny Hval The Practice of Love Jenny Hval trades the signifiers of expansiveness and rawness of her earlier work for an investigation into deceptively smoother surfaces on her seventh

Various Artists
Tiny Changes: A Celebration of The Midnight Organ Fight

August 5th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Various Artists Tiny Changes: A Celebration of The Midnight Organ Fight Longtime Agit readers will know that we fell in love with Frightened Rabbit via the Scottish band’s second album, 2008’s The