Album Reviews

The Cradle : Laughing In My Sleep

Paco Cathcart’s latest encapsulates compelling narratives into concise melodies.

Bill Callahan Gold Record review Album of the Week

Bill Callahan – Gold Record

A familiar yet still rich set of songs from a voice we can trust.

Motorpsycho The All Is One review

Motorpsycho : The All Is One

Despite its epic length, the Norwegian band’s latest is among their most accessible to date.

Black Marble : I Must Be Living Twice

The coldwave project of Chris Stewart takes on songs by Grouper, Wire, Robert Palmer and more.

Nubya Garcia : Source

The UK saxophonist’s highly anticipated debut arrives with an eclectic and joyously grooving set of material.

Necrot : Mortal

The American death metal trio deliver an absolute ripper of a sophomore album.

Angel Olsen Whole New Mess review

Angel Olsen : Whole New Mess

A stripped down counterpart to last year’s ‘All Mirrors’ that reveals how rock solid each song is at its barest.

Kelly Lee Owens Inner Song review Album of the Week

Kelly Lee Owens – Inner Song

The British producer’s second album is a document of great growth and bigger bangers.

Bully : SUGAREGG

The grungy Nashville group’s third full-length is more musically nuanced and emotionally mature.

Washed Out : Purple Noon

Ernest Greene’s latest, luxuriant chillwave release gets lost in its own luxurious fog.

Steve Von Till : No Wilderness Deep Enough

The Neurosis guitarist and vocalist lends his voice to a new set of meditative, ambient compositions.

Bright Eyes : Down In the Weeds, Where the World Once Was

Conor Oberst and company’s long-awaited return is a beacon of hope in a time of strife.

Primitive Man Immersion review

Primitive Man : Immersion

The Colorado doom-metal trio delves into emotion and agony to arrive at a place of darkness and truth.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers : Just Coolin’

Blue Note unearths an archival session from the Jazz Messengers, and it cooks, as expected.

Young Jesus Welcome to Conceptual Beach review Album of the Week

Young Jesus – Welcome to Conceptual Beach

Young Jesus complete the transition from indie to art rock on their most ambitious album to date.

Valkyrie : Fear

A rough rock ‘n’ roll album that has greatness within its reach.

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids : Shaman!

The legendary spiritual jazz collective returns with a more somber, yet still groove-heavy set of music.

Terminal Nation : Holocene Extinction

A hybrid of death metal and powerviolence that meets our troubled moment.

Microphones in 2020 review

The Microphones : Microphones in 2020

Phil Elverum revives the name of his old “band” for a massive new album-length composition.

Album of the Week: Jason Molina – Eight Gates

The late Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. songwriter’s set of previously unreleased recordings harbor some of his most shadowy dirges.