Album Reviews

Communiqué : Poison Arrows

They’re young, sexy and make some of the catchiest new wave pop around.

Killers : Hot Fuss

The Killers are killer.

Potshot : Dance to the Potshot Record

Boxers and ska: how not to do the dishes.

A.C. Newman : The Slow Wonder

The perfect album, as it turns out, is only 34 minutes long.

The Concretes : The Concretes

Swedish band’s debut, nine years in the making.

Auf Der Mar : Auf Der Mar

Ich Bin Ein Auf Der Mar!!!

The Cure : The Cure

It’s hard to buy the “anger,” but Bobby still knows how to rock it.

best Wilco songs Being There

Wilco : Being There

Truly Great Album Series

Black Eyes : Cough

DC band’s posthumous second-album invokes the power of the Lord.

Black Dice : Creature Comforts

Experimental combo goes strangely accessible.

The Decemberists : The Tain EP

One track. Eighteen minutes. ‘Nuff said.

Delays : Faded Seaside Glamour

Quite possibly the prettiest debut of the year.

The Court and Spark : Dead Diamond River

Countrypolitans offer five songs of Americana beauty.

The Cardigans : Long Gone Before Daylight

The Cardigans present AM Gold sounds of 2004.

Read Yellow : Radios Burn Faster

It’s pronounced “red” yellow, if you must know.