Album Reviews

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Body/Dilloway/Head : Body/Dilloway/Head

A euphorically disorienting improvisational experience.

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Dream Unending : Tide Turns Eternal

Members of Tomb Mold and Innumerable Forms convene into a stunning debut of death doom majesty.

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Converge : Bloodmoon: I

The metalcore titans reveal themselves in a new light on their collaborative record with Chelsea Wolfe and Stephen Brodsky.

Cedric Noel Hang Time review

Cedric Noel : Hang Time

A work of affecting honesty from the Niger-born, Canadian singer/songwriter

Gold Dust review

Gold Dust : Gold Dust

The former member of Ampere drops the punk aggression for psychedelic folk.

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The Dodos : Grizzly Peak

On their eighth album, the indie rock duo reach a new high point while revealing the possibilities that still may lie ahead.

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Courtney Barnett : Things Take Time, Take Time

The singer/songwriter’s most low-key LP, for better or for worse.

Bush Tetras Rhythm and Paranoia review

Bush Tetras : Rhythm and Paranoia – The Best of Bush Tetras

A fitting compilation of the underground post-punk icons’ expansive work—finally

Roy Montgomery Rhymes of Chance review

Roy Montgomery : Rhymes of Chance

The prolific guitarist explores more stunning textures on the third installment of his four-volume series.

Idles Crawler review

Idles : Crawler

The Bristol post-punk troupe dials back the bombast for something more nuanced and experimental.

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Worm : Foreverglade

From Florida’s swamps, out crawls a beastly slab of death-doom.

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Snail Mail : Valentine

Lindsey Jordan reconciles her status as youthful upstart with an old-soul perspective.

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Portrayal of Guilt : CHRISTFUCKER

A dirty, grimy and evil sounding album that ends up feeling strangely good.

Pip Blom Welcome Break review

Pip Blom : Welcome Break

A delightful and fun set of guitar-driven indie rock with a heavy ’90s influence.

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Marissa Nadler : The Path of The Clouds

A haunting set of country-folk ballads with a hazier set of textures.

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Wiki : Half God

The former Ratking emcee cements his place in the New York hip-hop canon.

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Dummy : Mandatory Enjoyment

A stellar debut rife with rich sonic elements and a deceptive simplicity.

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The Pop Group : Y in Dub

Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell returns to the source material for a proper deconstruction.

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Orquesta Akokán : 16 Rayos

The Cuban jazz/mambo group builds on a century of tradition with a set of vibrant, forward-thinking songs.

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The War on Drugs : I Don’t Live Here Anymore

The Philadelphia group add more breathing room to their sound, and more hope in their wandering.