Album Reviews

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

brian eno foreverandevernomore review

Brian Eno : FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE

An elegiac address on climate change and the effects that can’t be undone

Archers of Loaf Reason in Decline review

Archers of Loaf : Reason In Decline

The North Carolina indie icons’ first new album in two decades recaptures their scrappy energy

Dry Cleaning Stumpwork review

Dry Cleaning : Stumpwork

Everything is in its right place on the UK group’s second album.

Carly Rae Jepsen the loneliest time review

Carly Rae Jepsen : The Loneliest Time

A more mature pop offering, and a successful one

Ripped to Shreds Jubian review

Ripped to Shreds : 劇變 (Jubian)

The Bay Area death metal outfit’s first for Relapse is one of the year’s most vital metal albums

gold dust the late great gold dust review

Wild Pink : ILYSM

John Ross and company return with something at once devastating and mighty

Alessandro Sgobbio Solo piano review

Alessandro Sgobbio : Piano Music

A set of stark solo piano pieces that lays bare the composer’s influences and technique

Loraine James Building Something Beautiful for Me review

Loraine James : Building Something Beautiful For Me

Loraine James honors the work of the late Julius Eastman on her stunning new record

king gizzard ice death planets review

Dungen : En är för mycket och tusen aldrig nog

After a six-year gap, the Swedish psych group returns to familiar climes

Broken Bells Into the Blue review

Broken Bells : Into the Blue

A retro-psych inspired set of songs with some spark but not quite enough fire

Sumac Keiji Haino into this Juvenile Apocalypse

Keiji Haino & Sumac : Into this juvenile apocalypse our golden blood to pour let us never

The next in a series of collaborative works between these two artists sparks their most inspired sounds yet

Birds in Row Gris Klein

Birds In Row : Gris Klein

An emotionally gripping and great sounding set of hardcore

Sun Ra Arkestra living sky review

Sun Ra Arkestra : Living Sky

The Arkestra continues to build on Sun Ra’s legacy with originals and standards alike

Editors EBM review

Editors : EBM

Blanck Mass joins Editors as a full-time member on their latest set of post-punk anthems

Fire-Toolz I Will Not Use the body's eyes today. review

Fire-Toolz : I will not use the body’s eyes today.

The new EP from Angel Marcloid further explores the weird future of heavy music

The Cult Under the Midnight Sun review

The Cult : Under the Midnight Sun

The veteran rock group lean into their darker side again

best metal albums of 2022 Cloud Rat

Cloud Rat : Threshold

The Michigan grindcore group delves into their harsher, thornier material but finds stunning sounds all the same

Nils Frahm Music for Animals review

Nils Frahm : Music for Animals

A three-hour set of ambient that feels at times like a stroll through a museum