Album Reviews

AJ Suede Steel Tipped Dove Reoccurring Characters review

AJ Suede & steel tipped dove : Reoccurring Characters

A seamless-yet-satisfying sub-half-hour rap gem

Mndsgn Snaxxx review

Mndsgn : Snaxxx

The L.A. producer offers up another helping of bite-sized beat treats

Forest Swords Bolted review

Forest Swords : Bolted

Matthew Barnes’ latest feels like a continuous whole rather than a collection of individual songs

Seablite Lemon Lights review

Seablite : Lemon Lights

The Bay Area “jangle gaze” outfit dwell in darker textures on their sophomore album

Lost Girls Selvutsletter review

Lost Girls : Selvutsletter

The duo of Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden tighten up their songwriting and hone in on moments of the mundane

L'Rain I Killed Your Dog review

L’Rain : I Killed Your Dog

Taja Cheek’s third album brings a playfulness to abstraction and accessibility to her experimental pop

Miho Hazama Beyond Orbits review

Miho Hazama : Beyond Orbits

The conductor and composer nods to familiar jazz sounds while reaching for distant worlds

Code Orange The Above review

Code Orange : The Above

The Pittsburgh metal/hardcore outfit remain rife with contradictions on their latest

Helena Deland Goodnight Summerland review

Helena Deland : Goodnight Summerland

The Canadian singer/songwriter offers a stunning sophomore album in the form of a meditation on grief

Flooding Silhouette Machine review

Flooding : Silhouette Machine

The Lawrence, KS trio’s sophomore album fuses slowcore with noise rock to profoundly heavy effect

Oneohtrix Point Never Again review

Oneohtrix Point Never : Again

Some of Daniel Lopatin’s most reflective compositions, presented in largely self-referential fashion

David Eugene Edwards Hyacinth review

David Eugene Edwards : Hyacinth

The solo debut from the Wovenhand/16 Horsepower frontman pairs acoustic instrumentation with ominous atmosphere

Cannibal Corpse Chaos Horrific review

Cannibal Corpse : Chaos Horrific

The death metal vets continue to refine their ultraviolence on album number 16

Jaboukie All Who Can't Hear Must Feel review

Jaboukie : All Who Can’t Hear Must Feel

The comic’s debut album (of music) features both disaffected humor and palliative earnestness

Blonde Redhead Sit Down for Dinner review

Blonde Redhead : Sit Down For Dinner

The veteran trio’s first new album in nearly a decade is among their prettiest to date

best new releases Animal Collective

Animal Collective : Isn’t It Now?

The companion album to 2022’s ‘Time Skiffs’ is similarly inspired if scattered in its presentation

wilco cousin review

Wilco : Cousin

A lighter, subtler and more colorful version of Wilco

Cherry Glazerr I Don't Want You Anymore review

Cherry Glazerr : I Don’t Want You Anymore

Clementine Creevy and company opt for brutal honesty on their self-produced new album

Yussef Dayes black classical music review

Yussef Dayes : Black Classical Music

The London jazz artist’s solo debut packs 19 tracks into 74 minutes of groove

Vagabon Sorry I Haven't called review

Vagabon : Sorry I Haven’t Called

Laetitia Tamko delves further into electronic spaces with vibrant and massive results