Album Reviews

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Nilüfer Yanya : PAINLESS

The UK singer/songwriter reaches a new high with her songwriting on this second LP.

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Drug Church – Hygiene

Meticulously produced hardcore with big hooks and thoughtful introspection

The Polychromatics review

The Polychromatics : Sequences from the Punch Dimension

A vibrant psych-pop EP from the Philadelphia band that lives up to their name

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Alex Cameron : Oxy Music

Cameron leans into his campy snarl on his latest, but with a more overt personal lens

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Jameszoo : Blind

A unique slice of electronica that removes the human element

Methyl Ethel Are You Haunted review

Methyl Ethel : Are You Haunted?

A transition between grieving the past and hope for the future.

Sally Shapiro Sad Cities review

Sally Shapiro : Sad Cities

A forward-looking set of Italo-disco, vintage inspired but not trapped in the past

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Trentemøller : Memoria

A further continuation of the Danish producer’s gothic electronica with highly rewarding results.

Jenny Hval Classic Objects review

Jenny Hval – Classic Objects

The prettiest album in Hval’s catalog is one that finds her looking inward more often than usual

Cult of Luna Dawn to Fear review

Cult of Luna : The Long Road North

An impeccably crafted album that still feels like it’s missing a certain magic.

Bambara Love on My Mind review

Bambara : Love On My Mind

A tightened, sharpened, but concise set of post-punk.

Shamir Heterosexuality review

Shamir : Heterosexuality

A richly arranged pop album that seeks a deeper interior understanding

Band of Horses Things are great review

Band of Horses : Things Are Great

With a sardonic view of a dark timeline, Band of Horses return with an exceptional set of songs.

Kendra Morris Nine Lives review

Kendra Morris : Nine Lives

On Morris’ fourth album, she sounds cool, collected and free.

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Superchunk – Wild Loneliness

The North Carolina indie heroes’ first pandemic recording is a sunnier, dreamier pop wonder.

Mark Lockheart Dreamers review

Mark Lockheart : Dreamers

The UK jazz artist enhances his new school sound with a greater degree of electronic elements.

Venom Prison Erebos review

Venom Prison : Erebos

As the death metal band’s ambition grows, their direction becomes more confounding

A Place to Bury Strangers See Through You review

A Place to Bury Strangers : See Through You

The New York noise-gazers balance their cacophony and sonic experiments with some of their strongest post-punk sounds to date.

Quiet Dawn Movements review

Quiet Dawn : Movements

An EP that does what its title says, while keeping listeners in a trance

Hurray for the Riff Raff Life on Earth review

Hurray For the Riff Raff – Life on Earth

Alynda Segarra tackles heavy topics but retains some hope on one of their strongest albums to date