Album Reviews

Couch Slut You Could Do It Tonight review

Couch Slut : You Could Do It Tonight

A heavy and harsh album of dark storytelling

Yaya Bey Ten Fold review

Yaya Bey : Ten Fold

A career best from the R&B artist that runs deep with grief and feeling

Terminal Nation Echoes of the Devil's Den review

Terminal Nation : Echoes of the Devil’s Den

One of the year’s heaviest albums, with a great deal of sonic depth

Pallbearer Mind Burns Alive review

Pallbearer : Mind Burns Alive

The Little Rock group’s fifth album is an emotional work of prog-metal grandeur

Mary Lattimore and Walt McClements Rain on the Road review

Mary Lattimore & Walt McClements : Rain on the Road

An ambient record that feels like the natural hum and glow of your own memories

Knocked Loose You Won't Go Before You're Supposed To

Knocked Loose : You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To

The Louisville hardcore group expand their emotional range into something more unhinged and frightening

Full of Hell Coagulated Bliss review

Full of Hell : Coagulated Bliss

The grindcore vets’ latest adds an unexpected layer of pop to their frontal assault

Kamasi Washington fearless movement review

Kamasi Washington : Fearless Movement

The L.A. saxophonist and bandleader pares back his scope and finds a groove on his fifth album

St. Vincent All Born Screaming review

St. Vincent : All Born Screaming

Annie Clark’s seventh album balances romanticism with images of death and sacrifice

Ibibio Sound Machine pull the rope review

Ibibio Sound Machine : Pull the Rope

On their fifth album, the UK group ease back into a sensuous late night groove.

Mdou Moctar Funeral for Justice review

Mdou Moctar : Funeral for Justice

An electrifying protest album that’ll stop you in your tracks

Houses of Heaven within/without review

Houses of Heaven : Within/Without

The California group deepen their darkwave with a set of synth-goth featuring guest appearances from members of Nitzer Ebb and Boan

Reds, Pinks and Purples Unwishing Well review

The Reds, Pinks & Purples : Unwishing Well

The Bay Area songwriter’s latest is part effortless poetry, part nonchalant sage energy

Jessica Pratt Here in the Pitch review

Jessica Pratt : Here in the Pitch

A uniquely gorgeous set of songs wrapped in gauzy production

Six Organs of Admittance Time is Glass review

Six Organs of Admittance : Time Is Glass

Ben Chasny’s 21st release is an atmospheric folk album informed by his Northern California home

NØ MAN Glitter and Spit review

NØ MAN : Glitter and Spit

The D.C. group balance the energy of youth with wisdom and maturity through blistering hardcore

Darkthrone It beckons us all review

Darkthrone : It Beckons Us All

A return to the black metal legends’ dark heavy metal roots

Lord Spikeheart The Adept review

Lord Spikeheart : The Adept

An debut album that takes industrial noise to fun new extremes

Necrot Lifeless Birth review

Necrot : Lifeless Birth

The trio continue to sharpen their death metal sound with rage that burns even hotter

claire rousay sentiment review

claire rousay : Sentiment

An unpredictable move into emo songwriting and Auto-Tuned folk from the unpredictable composer/producer