Album Reviews

Eluvium Virga II review

Eluvium : Virga II

Matthew Cooper explores worlds both real and imagined in his new ambient set.

Tangents Timeslips and Chimeras review

Tangents : Timeslips & Chimeras

The electronic/jazz fusion group’s new dual-release album continues an emphasis on their hybrid sound.

Durand Jones private space review

Durand Jones & the Indications : Private Space

A feelgood soul prescription with a chaser of contemporary R&B and disco.

Roy Montgomery That Best Forgotten Work review

Roy Montgomery : That Best Forgotten Work

The prolific guitarist returns with his second of four LPs this year, focusing on covers.

Samia Scout EP review

Samia : Scout EP

An indie rock EP that doubles as an act of self care.

Anika Change review

Anika : Change

Ten years is a long time. At least relative to our existence it is, and…

Claire Rousay More Eaze An afternoon whine

Claire Rousay/More Eaze : An Afternoon Whine

An electronic collaboration that hones in on the detail of the everyday.

claire rousay more eaze an afternoon whine review

Lucrecia Dalt & Aaron Dilloway : Lucy & Aaron

This collaborative work from two experimental/noise artists is hypnotic, even oddly accessible in its best moments.

lingua ignota sinner get ready review

Alexis Marshall : House of Lull. House of When

Daughters’ frontman delivers a debut solo album full of harrowing noise and anxiety-ridden narratives.

King Woman Celestial Blues review

King Woman – Celestial Blues

Kris Esfandiari’s doom metal project speaks to the superlative quality of the group’s power.

A Place to Bury Strangers Hologram review

A Place to Bury Strangers : Hologram

A bite-sized sampling of the NYC shoegaze/noise-rock group’s well-tuned sonics.

Wavves Hideaway review

Wavves : Hideaway

The slacker rock princes’ latest feels shaped and waxed rather than caked in fuzz.

Descendents 9th & Walnut

Descendents : 9th & Walnut

A set of “lost” songs from the legendary punks that feels as strong as anything they’ve released.

Vince Staples review

Vince Staples : Vince Staples

Staples returns after three years with another concise but intensely focused set, produced by Kenny Beats.

Darkside Spiral review

Darkside : Spiral

An expansion of Dave Harrington and Nicolas Jaar’s slowly expanding universe.

Azure Ray Remedy review

Azure Ray : Remedy

Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink’s first album in 10 years remains true to their whisper core aesthetic.

Lambchop Showtunes review

Lambchop : Showtunes

The prolific Nashville outfit continues apace with a meditative and atmospheric new set of songs.

Twin Shadow self titled review

Twin Shadow : Twin Shadow

A sunnier pop record from George Lewis Jr., just in time for summer listening.

Midwife Luminol review

Midwife : Luminol

Madeline Johnston’s follow-up to last year’s Forever feels like a companion album.