Album Reviews

The Flaming Lips American Head review

The Flaming Lips : American Head

16 albums deep, the Oklahoma psych heroes recapture some past magic while letting it slip out of their hands.

Deradoorian Find the Sun review

Deradoorian : Find the Sun

Angel Deradoorian explores darker and more hypnotic krautrock sounds on her new full-length LP.

Anna Von Hausswolff All Thoughts Fly review

Anna Von Hausswolff : All Thoughts Fly

The experimental darkwave artist transitions into a more abstract set of pipe organ instrumentals.

Suzanne Vega New York Songs and Stories review

Suzanne Vega : An Evening of New York Songs and Stories

The celebrated singer/songwriter delivers a strong live set in a year when there aren’t many to go around.

Idles Ultra Mono review

Idles : Ultra Mono

The Bristol band promote community via an eclectic set of post-punk anthems.

Takuya Kuroda Fly Moon Die Soon review

Takuya Kuroda : Fly Moon Die Soon

The Kobe, Japan jazz artist channels Afrobeat, covers the Ohio Players and more on his latest.

Tricky Fall to Pieces review

Tricky : Fall to Pieces

The sound of music of the ’90s has been nearly inescapable in recent years, though…

Pain of Salvation Panther review

Pain of Salvation : PANTHER

PANTHER is Pain of Salvation‘s seventh album, not counting the mostly rearrangements of Falling Home…

Narrow Head 12th House Rock review

Narrow Head : 12th House Rock

The Houston band prove themselves masters of the riff on their latest.

Mastodon Medium Rarities review

Mastodon : Medium Rarities

A selection of the Atlanta metal giants’ outtakes, live takes and compilation tracks from the past 20 years.

Kairon IRSE Polysomn review Album of the Week

Kairon; IRSE! – Polysomn

The Finnish band deliver a thrilling, unabashedly weird set of psychedelic rock.

Buddafly Wolf Hear my dear review

Buddafly Wolf : Hear, My Dear!

There is a certain high a DJ can attain playing instrumentals, strictly for the reason…

Jyoti Mama You Can Bet review

Jyoti : Mama, You Can Bet

The prolific soul artist delivers a set of off-kilter, warm and endlessly fun jazz.

Pig Destroyer : The Octagonal Stairway

The band’s most unpredictable and exciting release in years.

Throwing Muses Sun Racket review

Throwing Muses : Sun Racket

A dark, heavy and excellent entry in the New England trio’s discography.

Ulver Flowers of Evil review

Ulver : Flowers of Evil

The constantly evolving Norwegian group covers a wide range of moods and textures.

The Cradle : Laughing In My Sleep

Paco Cathcart’s latest encapsulates compelling narratives into concise melodies.

Bill Callahan Gold Record review Album of the Week

Bill Callahan – Gold Record

A familiar yet still rich set of songs from a voice we can trust.

Motorpsycho The All Is One review

Motorpsycho : The All Is One

Despite its epic length, the Norwegian band’s latest is among their most accessible to date.

Black Marble : I Must Be Living Twice

The coldwave project of Chris Stewart takes on songs by Grouper, Wire, Robert Palmer and more.