Album Reviews

Andy Shauf Wilds review

Andy Shauf : Wilds

The Canadian singer/songwriter compiles new songs from his Neon Skyline sessions with a more stripped-down, warmly intimate approach.

Machinedrum Psyconia review

Machinedrum : Psyconia

An encore performance of footwork, IDM and colorful electronic beats.

Felice Brothers from dreams to dust review

The Felice Brothers : From Dreams to Dust

The country-rock group seeks inspiration in new surroundings and mostly finds it.

Mono : Pilgrimage of the Soul

The Japanese post-rock band return with a set of songs that live up to their live intensity.

Carcass Torn Arteries review

Carcass : Torn Arteries

The UK death metal legends release an album free of baggage but heavy on searing riffs and dynamic rhythms.

Kacey Musgraves star-crossed review

Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed

Musgraves addresses her divorce in this stark, yet immaculately produced LP.

Rivers of Nihil the work review

Rivers of Nihil : The Work

The Pennsylvania technical death metal group pushes forward with an album that seeks deeper meaning in their labyrinthine structures.

slothrust parallel timeline review

Slothrust : Parallel Timeline

The L.A. band takes a subtler and more eclectic approach on their latest album.

Mild High Club Going going gone review

Mild High Club : Going Going Gone

Alex Brettin delivers a bittersweet state of the world with just a little bit of hope for good measure.

Sturgill Simpson The Ballad of Dood and Juanita review

Sturgill Simpson : The Ballad of Dood & Juanita

Simpson pens a 28-minute narrative concept record with characters named after his grandparents.

Lizzie Loveless You Don't Know review

Lizzie Loveless : You Don’t Know

The TEEN singer/songwriter steps out on her own with a warmly mellifluous but sometimes deeply personal set of songs.

felice brothers from dreams to dust review

Steve Gunn : Other You

The singer/songwriter and guitarist crafts a set of breezy, pleasing indie folk-rock that subtly intricate and complex.

Iron Maiden Senjetsu review

Iron Maiden : Senjetsu

The band’s 17th album is an epic and strong showing, standing up to past glories while covering new ground

Bendik Giske Cracks review

Bendik Giske : Cracks

A potential first step toward a new direction for the experimental saxophonist.

jeremiah cymerman citadels and sanctuaries review

Jeremiah Cymerman : Citadels & Sanctuaries

An avant garde study of the clarinet that puts a new spin on the idea of a soloist.

Liars The Apple drop review

Liars : The Apple Drop

Angus Andrew’s 10th album as Liars showcases some of his strongest songwriting to date.

Between the Buried and Me Colors II review

Between the Buried and Me : Colors II

The prog metal group find their footing after some shaky releases with one of their strongest in years.

Hooded Menace Tritonus bell review

Hooded Menace : The Tritonus Bell

The Finnish death-doom troupe balance melody with brutality on their latest.

Kiefer When There's Love Around review

Kiefer : When There’s Love Around

The Grammy-winning producer delivers a set of laid-back feelgood magic.