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Steve Earle
Guy

April 12th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Steve Earle Guy When Steve Earle’s sometimes-mentor and friend for decades, Guy Clark, left this world in 2016, Earle commemorated the passing with one of his

Tredici Bacci
La Fine Del Futuro

March 25th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Tredici Bacci La Fine Del Futuro Tredici Bacci’s kaleidoscopic sophomore album, La Fine Del Futuro, explodes and deepens leader Simon Hanes’ preoccupations with Italian soundtracks

Cloud Nothings
Last Building Burning

December 10th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Cloud Nothings Last Building Burning For Cloud Nothings, last year’s Life Without Sound was intentionally meant to be a different album. It was a scary thought, especially considering the strength of

Escape-ism
The Lost Record

September 11th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Escape-ism The Lost Record As the frontman of such acts as Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War, and more, Ian Svenonius has never shied away from melding high concept with

Alice Bag, Blueprint
Bush Tetras, Take the Fall

May 17th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Alice Bag, Blueprint Bush Tetras, Take the Fall Punk rock was still genuinely dangerous as the ‘70s melted away into the ‘80s. Even in major cities like Los Angeles and New York, being a punk meant being

Mount Eerie
Now Only

May 17th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mount Eerie Now Only Using your life as fodder for your art seems to be the expected default when you’re a musician. But that can be as much of a burden as it a free license. There’s

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Black Times

May 6th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Black Times One of the hardest things for a musician is to be a child following in your parent’s footsteps. That shadow can be long and unforgiving. For every

The Damned
Evil Spirits

May 3rd, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Damned Evil Spirits I know what you’re probably thinking because I’ve already been there myself. I love The Damned to pieces, but don’t necessarily want to hear anything new by them

Hide
Castration Anxiety

April 25th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Hide Castration Anxiety Heather Gabel isn’t hiding from anyone. Not anymore. She and percussionist Seth Sher are quite blunt throughout Castration Anxiety, the duo’s debut

Superchunk
What a Time to Be Alive

April 17th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Superchunk What a Time to Be Alive It’s fair to say that over their near 30-year career Superchunk has never made a bad album. That’s notable for just about any band, let alone one completely left