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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

Dream Wife
Dream Wife

February 9th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Dream Wife Dream Wife While it’s no secret that the Grammys have never been awarded to the most deserving artists, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow revealed how

David Duchovny
Every Third Thought

February 8th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

David Duchovny Every Third Thought Like a man out of time, David Duchovny has released an album of mid-tempo, masculine rockers, perfectly in-step with the zeitgeist of of 1997. That

Lea Bertucci
Metal Aether

February 7th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Lea Bertucci Metal Aether Lea Bertucci’s Metal Aether deals in an inhalable ambience so rich that it should come with a warning: it could get you dangerously high. The album’s four

Starcrawler
Starcrawler

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

Starcrawler  Starcrawler Starcrawler went straight from high school to a record deal in an era when kids their age play rock star video games and there no longer are record deals. This

Shame
Songs of Praise

February 4th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Shame Songs of Praise With the recent passing of Mark E. Smith, The Fall frontman’s irascible nature has been recalled as much as his incredible body of work. Indeed, it’s hard to

No Age
Snares Like a Haircut

January 31st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

No Age Snares Like a Haircut A key variable in No Age’s work has been the number and depth of the layers they use to separate listeners from the impetus at the center of their songs. My