Album Reviews

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

Spoon : Lucifer on the Sofa

Spoon’s hardest rocking album in years finds them with a renewed verve and confidence of direction

tim kasher middling age review

Frank Turner : FTHC

The singer/songwriter delivers a set of outsized rock anthems with a deeply personal bent

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Beach House : Once Twice Melody

The Baltimore duo’s eighth album and first double album is a grand statement, heavy on vibes.

Zeal and Ardor review

Zeal & Ardor : Zeal & Ardor

The Swiss black metal group evolves further on this diverse set of heavy new songs

Silverbacks Archive Material review

Silverbacks : Archive Material

The Irish post-punk group step up their game in a big way on their latest LP.

big thief dragon new warm mountain i believe in you review

Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

Further exploration and expansion abound on the group’s new double album

Los Bitchos Let the Festivities Begin review

Los Bitchos : Let the Festivities Begin!

The London group’s debut is eclectic cool, swirling cumbia, psych and surf rock

Animal Collective Time Skiffs review

Animal Collective : Time Skiffs

The group makes a turn toward the revelatory with their psychedelic, stunning new album

Author and Punisher Kruller review

Author & Punisher : Krüller

Tristan Shone continues to bend his machine metal into more melodic and experimental shapes

renata zeiguer picnic in the dark review

Mitski : Laurel Hell

A worthwhile and enjoyable sixth album that carries a bit of exhaustion.

celeste assassine(s) review

Celeste : Assassine(s)

The French black metal group delivers the apocalypse in surround sound

p.e. leather lemon review

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The Melbourne group more naturally swirls their psychedelic side with their post-punk rhythms.

Molly Nilsson extreme review

Molly Nilsson : Extreme

Creating ‘80s-influenced goth-pop in 2022 is tricky. Artists inevitably run the risk of being too…

Combo Chimbita IRE review

Combo Chimbita : IRÉ

The Abya-yalista group’s latest captures their sharp energy and vast aims through a diverse set of songs

Thank Thoughtless Cruelty review

Thank : Thoughtless Cruelty

The Leeds band find groove in chaos on their debut LP.

Krallice Crystalline Exhaustion review

Krallice : Crystalline Exhaustion

A synth-driven black metal journey with strains of alien prog.

Jake Xerxes Fussell Good and Green again review

Jake Xerxes Fussell : Good and Green Again

A folk album that balances melancholy with hope and tenderness.