Album Reviews

Van Morrison : Astral Weeks

A look back at one of the greatest albums ever, and a good tea companion.

TV on the Radio : Young Liars

Rejoice!!! Something new! Something new!

Patrick Park : Loneliness Knows My Name

Patrick Park writes good songs. Just don’t call him the next John Denver.

Nina Nastasia : Run to Ruin

Sometimes what makes an album is what isn’t there.

The Mars Volta : De-loused in the Comatorium

Prog is back, and it wears an afro.

Damien Rice : O

Getting your Irish up.

Thicke : A Beautiful World

White Chocolate in the hizzle.

Radiohead : Hail to the Thief

Radiohead, Radiohead, Radiohead, etc., etc. etc.

Gold Chains : Young Miss America

Gold Chains is calling code red on soci-i-i-ety.

Prefuse 73 : One Word Extinguisher

Is there such a thing as emo-tronica?

Pinback : Offcell

San Diegans’ new EP is a splendid tease of what’s to come.

Ben Folds : Speed Graphic EP

Folds avoids label issues with self-released EP.

Fruit Bats : Mouthfuls

New full length from Ugly Casanova collaborators.

Decemberists : Castaways and Cutouts

Portland by-way-of Minnesota band gets second chance; we win.

Blur : Think Tank

Brit-pop vets return with stunning 7th album.

Pleasure Forever : Alter

Sometimes it feels good to be bad.

Matthew Sweet : Kimi Ga Suki

Matthew Sweet gives much love to Japan.

Tomahawk : Mit Gas

Mike Patton’s umpteenth band makes a surprisingly accessible second album.