Indie Rock

Julia Holter Have You in My Wilderness review

Julia Holter : Have You In My Wilderness

On her latest album, the L.A. singer/songwriter opens up her music and lets the listener get to know her.

broadcast future crayon review

Broadcast’s The Noise Made by People is an album wrapped in hallucinatory gauze

On the anniversary of Broadcast’s debut album, we look back on what made it magic.

yo la tengo extra painful review

Yo La Tengo : Extra Painful

The long-running trio’s first truly great album is expanded with bonus tracks on the group’s 30th anniversary.

4AD Records best tracks

4AD Records : 39 Essential Tracks

A 35th anniversary playlist for one of the greatest independent labels in the UK.

best Ty Segall albums Manipulator

Ty Segall : Manipulator

A double album that shows off the garage rocker’s songwriting and shredding skills, if not necessarily sequencing.

Alvvays review

Alvvays : Alvvays

Debut album by Canadian indie rockers Alvvays is a melodic and upbeat set of infectiously beachy shoegaze-pop tunes.

Spider Bags Frozen Letter

Spider Bags : Frozen Letter

Another solid set of garage rock with melody and hooks to spare, and a few extended slower tracks to boot.

tallies patina review

A Sunny Day In Glasgow : Sea When Absent

The sextet’s fourth album makes some noise for shoegaze by not making so much noise.

Protomartyr : Under Color of Official Right

Detroit post-punks offer darkness and humor, but mostly a lot of sinister melodies on their sophomore album.

Mac DeMarco Salad Days review

Mac DeMarco : Salad Days

Canadian (by way of Brooklyn) singer/songwriter proves that jangle pop is alive and well on his excellent third album.

Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else review

Cloud Nothings : Here And Nowhere Else

Cleveland indie rockers grow up, yet continue to rock hard on their fourth full-length.

The Rapture

The Rapture break up

Band doesn’t let anyone know they broke up.

Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness review

Angel Olsen : Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Singer/songwriter’s second album is both heartbreaking and breathtaking, and more importantly, rocks pretty hard.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks : Wig Out at Jagbags

Malkmus plucks inspiration from the ’70s and continues to mine strange lyrical ground on his latest.

best albums of 2003 Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie : Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition)

The bummed-out charm of Death Cab’s fourth album has aged well over the past 10 years, as has its lush sound.

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Hall of Fame: Sleater-Kinney – The Woods

The Portland trio went out with their strongest album, and so far, that’s how it’s remained.

Bill Callahan Dream River review

Bill Callahan : Dream River

Callahan still sounds warm and earthy on his fourth under his own name, but shrouded in a new layer of darkness.

Arctic Monkeys AM review

Arctic Monkeys : AM

Album number five finds the UK rockers shifting their focus again to heavier electronic sounds.

Neko Case The Worse Things Get review

Neko Case : The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

On her latest, Case taps into some emotional vulnerability and comes out swinging.

florist review

The Microphones : The Glow Pt. 2

Newly reissued, Phil Elverum’s masterpiece maintains its spot as a lo-fi classic.