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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

Mac DeMarco
Here Comes the Cowboy

May 7th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mac DeMarco Here Comes the Cowboy Thanks to a special kind of charisma and an excellent run of early releases (Rock and Roll Night Club, 2, and Salad Days), Mac DeMarco became a titan in indie

Aldous Harding
Designer

May 3rd, 2019  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Aldous Harding Designer As she revealed on her breakthrough sophomore album, Party, Aldous Harding is an artist capable of shapeshifting not only track to track, but at times

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