Album Reviews

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Mogwai : As the Love Continues

The Glasgow group’s 10th album is as much a career summary as a document of change.

Madlib Sound Ancestors review

Madlib : Sound Ancestors

An underwhelming entry—the first, really—in two heavyweights’ careers.

John Carpenter Lost Themes III

John Carpenter : Lost Themes III: Alive After Death

The horror icon makes his electronic series into a trio with a new set of soundscapes.

Emptiness Vide review

Emptiness : Vide

The Belgian metal group dive deeper into goth and industrial textures on their latest

Ruins of Beverast Thule Grimoires review

The Ruins of Beverast : The Thule Grimoires

Alexander von Meilenwald’s latest under the Beverast mantle leans heavy on goth and post-punk aesthetics.

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Black Country, New Road – For the First Time

The London septet’s highly anticipated debut showcases the ambitious new forms they imagine.

Transatlantic absolute universe review

Steven Wilson : The Future Bites

Steven Wilson‘s new record The Future Bites places itself in a curious lineage of Wilson’s…

USA/Mexico Del Rio review

USA/Mexico : Del Rio

The Austin duo delivers an intense barrage of noise rock.

Vijay Iyer uneasy review

Archie Shepp & Jason Moran : Let My People Go

Two jazz maestros of different generations come together for something subtle and sublime.

Arlo Parks Collapsed in Sunbeams review

Arlo Parks : Collapsed in Sunbeams

The 20-year-old singer/songwriter’s debut shows talent and promise of greatness to come.

Lia Ices Family Album review

Lia Ices : Family Album

The singer/songwriter and new mother shares a subtly rich set of songs from her new home in California.

The Weather Station Ignorance review

The Weather Station – Ignorance

Tamara Lindemann and company’s fifth album is the most expansive and rich universe her music has occupied.

Cult of Luna Raging River review

Cult of Luna : The Raging River

The Swedish post-metal titans’ new EP is like a heavy form of therapy.

Somewhere Between Mutant Pop review

Various Artists: Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1988

A compilation of Japanese electronic pop that’s rewarding in its variety and singularity.

Divide and Dissolve Gas Lit review

Divide and Dissolve : Gas Lit

The Australian duo create a heavy, cinematic experience on their latest full-length.

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Sigur Rós : Odin’s Raven Magic

The Icelandic group’s live soundtrack to a Norse myth has its moments of grandeur and folly

Manslaughter 777 World Vision Perfect Harmony review

The Body : I’ve Seen All I Need to See

The sludge metal duo dives headfirst into blistering landscapes of noise

Martin Gore Howler review

Martin Gore : The Third Chimpanzee

The Depeche Mode co-founder delivers a short set of primate-inspired electronic compositions.

wode burn in many mirrors review

Tribulation – Where the Gloom Becomes Sound

The Swedish gothic metal greats take a step into a bigger arena on their fifth album.

Palberta Palberta5000 review

Palberta : Palberta5000

A shining triumph from the New York DIY renaissance.