Album Reviews

Gold Dust the Late Great Gold Dust review

Gold Dust : The Late Great Gold Dust

Stephen Pierce’s second album as Gold Dust explores an emotional journey through the magic of sequencing

Codeine Dessau review

Codeine : Dessau

The slowcore pioneers revisit their scrapped 1992 recordings with a new remixing and remastering that makes them feel brand new

Special Interest Endure review

Special Interest : Endure

The group crafts a sonically, emotionally massive soundtrack for any trip on their Rough Trade debut

Actress Dummy Corporation review

Actress : Dummy Corporation

A compelling, atmospheric set of ambient techno that offers an exciting glimpse of what’s next

Krill Alam No Hris review

Krill : Alam No Hris

A raw, invigorating debut given a much-welcome reissue

Backxwash His Happiness shall come first review

Backxwash : His Happiness Shall Come First Even Though We Are Suffering

The third entry in an autobiographical trilogy that seethes, terrifies and hits hard.

Pole tempus review

Pole : Tempus

A disciplined set of electronica with the looseness of an improvisational set

Candlemass Sweet Evil Sun review

Candlemass : Sweet Evil Sun

The Swedish doom metal icons continue their lengthy reign with a set of classic, solo-heavy songs

nnamdi please have a seat review

NNAMDÏ : Please Have a Seat

A heady swirl of musical styles, anchored by empathy

Lee Fields Sentimental Fool review

Lee Fields : Sentimental Fool

On his 19th album, the veteran singer continues to sing with passion and conviction

Dead Cross II review

Dead Cross : II

A thrashier and raw set of songs from the metal and hardcore veterans

Junior Boys waiting game

Junior Boys : Waiting Game

The Ontario synth-pop duo’s first new album in six years is designed for close listening

dazy outofbody review


A concise and satisfying set of power pop, thick in fuzz and heavy on good times

Show Me the Body Trouble the Water review

Show Me the Body : Trouble the Water

An audacious and potent new permutation for the New York hardcore group

bill callahan ytilaer review

Bill Callahan : YTI⅃AƎЯ

An album of warm and wise songs, both soothing and wandering.

Arctic Monkeys The Car review

Arctic Monkeys : The Car

Alex Turner and company reclaim some of their mojo while leaving the excitement behind

dawn richard spencer zahn new album pigments review

Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn : Pigments

Dawn Richard is a showstopping contradiction. The New Orleans-born artist has made a nearly two-decade…

King Gizzard Ice death planets review

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard : Ice, Death, Planets…/Laminated Denim/Changes

The prolific Australian psych group go for broke with three new LPs

Brutus Unison Life review

Brutus : Unison Life

The Belgian trio strikes a tighter balance between grace and heaviness on their third LP

Drugdealer Hiding in Plain Sight review

Drugdealer : Hiding in Plain Sight

An album that offers a moment to bask in the sun a little longer