Album Reviews

Sumac Keiji Haino into this Juvenile Apocalypse

Keiji Haino & Sumac : Into this juvenile apocalypse our golden blood to pour let us never

The next in a series of collaborative works between these two artists sparks their most inspired sounds yet

Birds in Row Gris Klein

Birds In Row : Gris Klein

An emotionally gripping and great sounding set of hardcore

Sun Ra Arkestra living sky review

Sun Ra Arkestra : Living Sky

The Arkestra continues to build on Sun Ra’s legacy with originals and standards alike

Editors EBM review

Editors : EBM

Blanck Mass joins Editors as a full-time member on their latest set of post-punk anthems

Fire-Toolz I Will Not Use the body's eyes today. review

Fire-Toolz : I will not use the body’s eyes today.

The new EP from Angel Marcloid further explores the weird future of heavy music

The Cult Under the Midnight Sun review

The Cult : Under the Midnight Sun

The veteran rock group lean into their darker side again

Cloud Rat : Threshold

The Michigan grindcore group delves into their harsher, thornier material but finds stunning sounds all the same

Nils Frahm Music for Animals review

Nils Frahm : Music for Animals

A three-hour set of ambient that feels at times like a stroll through a museum

Freddie Gibbs $oul $old $eparately review

Freddie Gibbs : $oul $old $eparately

The prolific rapper makes his Warner debut with a consistent and satisfying set of hardcore hip-hop

dead cross ii review

OFF! : Free LSD

The hardcore supergroup scores their own film with blaring sax and stoner-rock riffs

king gizzard ice death planets review

The Black Angels : Wilderness of Mirrors

The Austin band delves deeper into psychedelia

yeah yeah yeahs cool it down review

Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Cool It Down

The long-awaited return of the New York indie icons is a more mature version of the band we knew

lambchop the bible review

Lambchop : The Bible

Kurt Wagner’s prolific streak continues with a set of technology blended with country roots

Ka Languish Arts review

Ka : Languish Arts/Woeful Studies

A dual-album release of hard earned lessons

The Wonder Years The Hum Goes On Forever review

The Wonder Years : The Hum Goes On Forever

The pop-punk heroes deliver an affecting album about parenthood

city of caterpillar mystic sisters review

City of Caterpillar : Mystic Sisters

The influential screamo group returns after 20 years with a more nuanced and progressive set of anthems

Comet is coming hyper-dimensional expansion beam review

The Comet Is Coming : Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam

The British group navigates an electro-jazz dystopia

Horace Andy : Midnight Scorchers

A dub version of his recent ‘Midnight Rockers’, stunning in sound but missing his golden vocal tones

sports team gulp review

Sports Team : Gulp!

An album meant for dancing even more than listening

The Soft Moon Exister review

The Soft Moon : Exister

A keenly vital document of an apocalyptic moment