Album Reviews

Divide and Dissolve Gas Lit review

Divide and Dissolve : Gas Lit

The Australian duo create a heavy, cinematic experience on their latest full-length.

transatlantic absolute universe review

Sigur Rós : Odin’s Raven Magic

The Icelandic group’s live soundtrack to a Norse myth has its moments of grandeur and folly

Emptiness Vide review

The Body : I’ve Seen All I Need to See

The sludge metal duo dives headfirst into blistering landscapes of noise

Martin Gore Howler review

Martin Gore : The Third Chimpanzee

The Depeche Mode co-founder delivers a short set of primate-inspired electronic compositions.

Palberta Palberta5000 review

Palberta : Palberta5000

A shining triumph from the New York DIY renaissance.

Gatecreeper An Unexpected Reality review

Gatecreeper : An Unexpected Reality

The Arizona death metal band returns with 19 minutes of intensity

cloud nothings shadow i remember review

Shame : Drunk Tank Pink

The London group’s second album is at once more sophisticated and agitated.

Bicep Isles review

Bicep : Isles

The Northern Ireland duo throw a rave with some of the best hand-me-downs from the ’90s.

Portrayal of Guilt We Are Always Alone review

Portrayal of Guilt – We Are Always Alone

The Austin band’s second full-length is an even more blistering and intense hardcore exorcism.

Here Lies Man Ritual Divination review

Here Lies Man : Ritual Divination

Chico Mann’s stoner-Afrobeat outfit explores more drone-based spaces on the band’s latest.

archie shepp jason moran let my people go review

Patricia Brennan : Maquishti

The vibraphonist/marimba player’s debut album is a set of soundscapes both elegant and patient.

G.I.S.M. Detestation review

G.I.S.M. : Detestation

Relapse’s reissue of the Japanese hardcore outfit’s debut serves as a reminder of their intense power.

Viagra Boys Welfare Jazz review

Viagra Boys : Welfare Jazz

An album that already feels like a soundtrack to the chaos and absurdity of this still-young year.

notwist vertigo days review

Casper Clausen – Better Way

The Efterklang vocalist aims for a bigger art-pop sound on his solo debut.

Aaron frazer introducing review

Aaron Frazer : Introducing…

The debut LP from the drummer of The Indications is a celebration of 45 culture.

Black Wing No Moon review

Black Wing : No Moon

Dan Barrett is an artist who possesses many talents. He creates anthemic yet eerie post-punk…

Rico Nasty Nightmare Vacation review

Rico Nasty : Nightmare Vacation

The DMV rapper offers two modes on her new album: eccentric misanthropy and ethereal tripping balls.

Boris Merzbow 2r0i2p0 review

Boris & Merzbow : 2R0I2P0

The Japanese metal trio and noise artist mark their eighth collaboration with a close to a torturous year.

Moor Mother billy woods BRASS review

Moor Mother & billy woods – BRASS

A hip-hop tag-team that thrives on both dazzling abstraction and jagged honesty.

Jimi Hendrix Live in Maui review

Jimi Hendrix Experience : Live in Maui

A newly released live document from 1970 captures an interesting moment for Hendrix and a glimpse of what might have been on the horizon.