Album Reviews

best albums of March Mournful Congregation

Mournful Congregation : The Incubus of Karma

An evolutionary set of music for the Australian funeral doom band, with many breathtaking moments.

Exploded View Summer Came Early review

Exploded View : Summer Came Early EP

An encore presentation of the multi-national post-punk group’s magic.

LCD Soundsystem American Dream review

LCD Soundsystem : American Dream

James Murphy and company’s first album in seven years is more mournful but still groovy.

Little Dragon Season High review

Little Dragon : Season High

A sugary escape from reality.

American Wrestlers Goodbye Terrible Youth review

American Wrestlers : Goodbye Terrible Youth

A clever, self-aware slice of indie rock.

The Coathangers Nosebleed Weekend review

The Coathangers : Nosebleed Weekend

The Atlanta punk trio blends their bratty garage rock past with a mature new songwriting approach.

Bent Shapes Wolves of Want

Bent Shapes : Wolves of Want

The Massachusetts indie rock outfit returns with a sharp set of guitar-driven tunes that are snappy and self-aware.

So Pitted : neo

The noise-punk trio’s Sub Pop debut is a bracing and powerful set of distorted anthems.

Born Ruffians RUFF

Born Ruffians : RUFF

The Canadian indie rock outfit is more or less where they’ve always been, sticking to middle-of-the-road guitar jams.

Modern Pain Peace Delusions

Modern Pain : Peace Delusions

The hardcore outfit incorporates a greater degree of experimentation and dissonance into their punk fury.

Yo La Tengo stuff like that

Yo La Tengo : Stuff Like That There

The Hoboken indie rock trio returns to the familiar well of the covers album, with delightful results.

Big KRIT Cadillactica review

Big K.R.I.T. : Cadillactica

The Mississippi-born rapper establishes his Southern galaxy as its own weird, hot, funk-filled world.

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2

Justin Timberlake : The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2

On the second of his two-album saga in 2013, JT keeps ambition high but misses the mark more often.

Angel Olsen : Half Way Home

The young voice of an old soul.

NON/Boyd Rice : Back To Mono

Turn me back on, dead man.

Scott Walker : Bish Bosch

A riddle wrapped in a brown dwarf.