Album Reviews

Voivod : The End of Dormancy

The Canadian metal legends offer a reworked recent track with a handful of live gems.

Jaye Jayle : Prisyn

A dark electronic pop record that feels more like an art film.

Imperial Triumphant Alphaville review

Imperial Triumphant : Alphaville

The New York group deliver a dense conceptual work of black metal and avant garde jazz.

Ganser Just Look at that sky review Album of the Week

Ganser – Just Look At That Sky

The Chicago post-punk group’s second album goes to weirder places and finds greater catharsis in its groove.

Laurence Pike : Prophecy

A gentle and meditative improvisational response to the Australian wildfires from earlier this year.

Kamaal Williams : Wu Hen

The London musician and producer downplays his ability on the keys on this nonetheless solid set of groove.

Gulch Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress review

Gulch : Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress

A blistering 16 minutes of some of the year’s most intense hardcore.

Jessy Lanza : All The Time

The Canadian pop artist finds a successful fusion between familiar and innovative on her third album.

Courtney Marie Andrews Old Flowers review

Courtney Marie Andrews : Old Flowers

Andrews’ breakup album feels strangely comforting in a time of overbearing anxiety and panic.

Album of the Week: Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations

The Italian death metal band’s debut album evokes vivid horror art cinema in their psychedelic compositions.

Andy Shauf : Judy/Jeremy’s Wedding

The Canadian singer/songwriter expands on his standout 2020 LP with a pair of brief but excellent new songs.

Covet : Technicolor

The Bay Area trio reveal that the line between prog and math rock is paper thin.

Margo Price : That’s How Rumors Get Started

The singer/songwriter experiments with styles while retaining a country foundation on her third album.

Julianna Barwick : Healing Is a Miracle

The experimental vocalist beautifully captures a sense of wonder on her latest.

Protomartyr Ultimate Success Today review

Protomartyr : Ultimate Success Today

The band’s fifth album is expectedly bleak, but dazzling in its atmosphere and arrangements.

Nicolas Jaar Telas review Album of the Week

Album of the Week: Nicolas Jaar – Telas

Jaar’s third album in one year (so far) is one of his most fascinating and enigmatic.

The Beths : Jump Rope Gazers

The New Zealand power pop group follow up their debut with a more mature, striking sophomore effort.

Entry Detriment review

Entry : Detriment

A punk as fuck debut LP.

Dinner Party : Dinner Party

A meeting of four brilliant minds that feels too short for what it could be.

Jarv Is Beyond the Pale review

JARV IS… : Beyond the Pale

The former Pulp frontman dives into a new project and new pseudonym with the risk-taking we expect from an old pro.