Album Reviews

Vijay Iyer Uneasy review

Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey : UnEasy

The acclaimed pianist assembles a new trio and delivers a strong set of music, his most accessible in recent years.

Flock of Dimes Head of Roses review

Flock of Dimes : Head of Roses

Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak delivers a more intensely personal work that showcases the spectrum of her songwriting.

Cannibal Corpse unimagined violence review

Cannibal Corpse : Violence Unimagined

The death metal stalwarts deliver a no-frills, all riffs album that kicks ass.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor g_d's pee at states end review

Godspeed You! Black Emperor : G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

The Canadian post-rock collective deliver a loose and apocalyptic score.

Youth Code King Yosef Skeleton Key review

Youth Code & King Yosef : A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression

The collaboration between the two industrial artists is an emotional exorcism.

slowthai tyron review

slowthai : TYRON

A messy album about the yins and yangs of life.

Lonnie Holley Matthew E. White Broken Mirror review

Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley : Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection

The collaboration between the artist/poet and songwriter/label head creates something funkier than the sum of its parts.

Manslaughter 777 World Vision Perfect Harmony review

Manslaughter 777 : World Vision Perfect Harmony

Members of The Body and MSC merge darkness and danceability on their collaborative debut.

Floating Points Pharoah Sanders Promises review

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra : Promises

The electronic mastermind and spiritual jazz legend collaborate for a spacious and graceful, continuous set of music.

Str4ta aspects review

STR4TA : Aspects

A throwback to ’80s British funk sounds with a live, loose sensibility.

Tomahawk Tonic Immobility review

Tomahawk : Tonic Immobility

The Mike Patton-fronted band’s first album in eight years is a satisfying set of heavy rock.

Xiu Xiu Oh No review

Xiu Xiu : OH NO

I’m not going to persuade you to listen to this new Xiu Xiu album. At…

Antlers Green to Gold review

The Antlers : Green to Gold

The group’s first album in seven years is their most autumnal and serene.

Ben Howard Collections from the Whiteout review

Ben Howard : Collections from the Whiteout

The singer/songwriter’s fourth album reveals he’s come a long distance from his charming debut.

Genghis Tron Dream Weapon review

Genghis Tron : Dream Weapon

Genghis Tron didn’t release a lot of music in their brief few years of making…

State Drugs Live Laugh Love

State Drugs : Live, Laugh, Love

The Denver group’s sophomore album maintains their punk energy with an undercurrent of sorrow.

Field Works Cedars review

Field Works : Cedars

Stuart Hyatt’s latest compilation centers around ancient forests through English and Arabic poetry.

Krallice Demonic Wealth review

Krallice : Demonic Wealth

The New York progressive black metal outfit have returned with their most challenging release to date.

DJ Muggs Dies Occidendum review

DJ Muggs the Black Goat : Dies Occidendum

The legendary beatmaker and former member of Cypress Hill creates a short horror film in beat tape form.

krallice demonic wealth review

Mare Cognitum : Solar Paroxysm

Jacob Buczarski’s latest black metal saga is as intense as it is critically scathing.