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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

The Men
Drift

April 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Men Drift For a long stretch of their career, The Men never lacked for identity, despite making a gargantuan shift to their sound. In their first phase (through Leave

The Monochrome Set
Maisieworld

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

The Monochrome Set Maisieworld Shoutout to the bands that can’t seem to stop being a band no matter what the world throws at them. History tends to flatten out the past to only include

Oneida
Romance

March 21st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Oneida Romance Romance presents Brooklyn avant-rock juggernaut Oneida at its punchiest and most concise. The band’s first studio album since 2012’s sprawling A List of

Hurry
Every Little Thought

March 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Hurry Every Little Thought In 2017, hip-hop surpassed rock as our country’s most popular genre. It’s hard to be surprised, after all, is there any modern rock artist out there of Kendrick

The Soft Moon
Criminal

February 23rd, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Soft Moon Criminal Since The Soft Moon’s 2010 self-titled debut, Luis Vasquez has been creating dark electronic records as a one-man post-punk outfit. In the intervening years,

Simple Minds
Walk Between Worlds

February 21st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Simple Minds Walk Between Worlds With the band’s creative spark seeming to have dimmed many years ago, Simple Minds’ Big Music came virtually out of nowhere in 2014 as a

S. Carey
Hundred Acres

February 19th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

S. Carey Hundred Acres S. Carey certainly has a light touch. Most of the sounds on Hundred Acres—from his vocals to the drums—seem to be drifting by on the wind. Not that the album

Calexico
The Thread That Keeps Us

February 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us Calexico has always been quietly more ambitious than you might believe. Over the course of two decades, they’ve constantly pushed the borders of what