Album Reviews

HEALTH Rat Wars review


Fifteen years deep into a career evolution, HEALTH deliver their best album to date

Lol Tolhurst Budgie Jacknife Lee Los Angeles review

Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee : Los Angeles

The all-star trio’s debut album is rife with highlights but mostly leaves their prior glories in the past

Thandi Ntuli Carlos Nino Rainbow revisited

Thandi Ntuli with Carlos Niño : Rainbow Revisited

A joyous collaboration that expands beyond the boundaries of jazz

Superchunk Misfits and Mistakes review

Superchunk : Misfits & Mistakes: Singles, B-Sides & Strays 2007-2023

A massive collection of rare tracks from the NC indie icons

Spencer Zahn Statues I & II review

Spencer Zahn : Statues I & II

Two companion albums that reveal deeper elements of the composer’s work

Danny Brown Quaranta review

Danny Brown : Quaranta

Brown’s most mature and reflective album yet

Ali Sethi and Nicolas Jaar Intiha review

Ali Sethi and Nicolás Jaar : Intiha

A meditative collaboration that reaches for the sacred

Kurt Vile Back to Moon Beach review

Kurt Vile : Back to Moon Beach

Vile’s latest set of material, going back several years, is both salty and brash.

Kevin Drew Aging review

Kevin Drew : Aging

The longtime Broken Social Scene frontman’s first solo album in nine years recaptures some intangible magic

Patrick Shiroishi I was Too young to hear silence review

Patrick Shiroishi : I Was Too Young To Hear Silence

A deeply patient interplay of sound and space

Actress LXXXVIII review

Actress : LXXXVIII

Darren Cunningham remains as enigmatic and as thrilling as ever

Cat Power Sings Dylan review

Cat Power : Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert

Chan Marshall delivers a faithful recreation of the famous 1966 concert

Drop Nineteens Hard Light review

Drop Nineteens : Hard Light

A joyful and vibrant return after three decades from the cult Boston shoegaze band.

Spiritual Cramp review

Spiritual Cramp : Spiritual Cramp

The Bay Area punk group’s long-awaited debut jab at modern society with energy and endless fun.

Marnie Stern The Comeback Kid review

Marnie Stern : The Comeback Kid

The guitarist’s first new album in a decade is rife with ecstatic shredders

DJ Shadow Action Adventure review

DJ Shadow : Action Adventure

Josh Davis at his most free spirited and fun

bar italia the twits review

bar italia : The Twits

On their second album of 2023, the UK trio lean further into an inspired weirdness

hinako omori stillness softness

Hinako Omori – stillness, softness…

The ambient pop artist seeks inner peace through confronting her darker self

Ragana Desolation's Flower review

Ragana : Desolation’s Flower

The Pacific Northwestern black metal duo retain their DIY sensibility while fleshing out their sound

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard the silver cord

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard : The Silver Cord

The prolific Australian group trade their guitars in for synths