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The Fall
New Facts Emerge

August 22nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Fall New Facts Emerge When introducing someone to The Fall, you might start with a disclaimer. Vocalist Mark E. Smith has a polarizing voice, not unlike, say, Tom Waits or The

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Echo of Pleasure

August 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Echo of Pleasure There’s one sure thing for which you have to give The Pains of Being Pure at Heart a great deal of credit: introducing the most buoyant parts of ’80s new

Mac DeMarco
This Old Dog

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

Mac DeMarco This Old Dog A large part of Mac DeMarco’s appeal—his goofiness, in particular—can be seen in his music videos. The most memorable one might be for Salad Days’

Brutus
Burst

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

Brutus Burst Listening to Burst, it’s not that shocking that Brutus begin life as a Refused cover band. The Belgian trio emulates the standard bearing Shape of Punk

Lizard McGee
Spooky Jets at a Distance

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

Lizard McGee Spooky Jets at a Distance To me, the acoustic guitar is like nails scratching on a chalkboard or like forgetting to get guacamole with your burrito bowl. Being forced during college to go to bar

Ride
Weather Diaries

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

Ride Weather Diaries At this point, there are few bands whose reunions would completely shock me. We’re currently living in the golden age of bands getting back together, where past

Suspirians
Ti Bon Ange

July 13th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | 1 Comment »

Suspirians Ti Bon Ange In Voodoo belief, the soul is made of two parts. The ti bon ange, literally “little good angel,” is the part of the soul that contains the individual qualities of a

BMX Bandits
BMX Bandits Forever

July 2nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

BMX Bandits BMX Bandits Forever Like fellow Scots The Vaselines, whose Eugene Kelly was once a member and whose Francis McKee was in principal Bandit Duglas Stewart’s prior

Mark Mulcahy
The Possum in the Driveway

June 4th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mark Mulcahy The Possum in the Driveway With reunions by Miracle Legion and Polaris during the past few years, as well as a tribute album featuring such big names as Radiohead and Michael

Sylvan Esso
What Now

May 29th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Sylvan Esso What Now There was no way to foresee a band like Sylvan Esso before they actually appeared. Coming from North Carolina, a state not known as a hotbed for