It's all swagger and posturing, bawdy and lewd.
Ash & Ice will leave many listeners cold.
The real star here isn’t the samples but Hinton’s production.
Animal Collective has succeeded in both making a mind-bending, wacky trip of a record.
The songs themselves are by no means live recreations of the original album versions but reinterpretations of songs old and new.
As derivative as it may be, Many Moons is still a pleasant listen.
Given the hullabaloo surrounding the high concepts on Julia Holter's records, you'd think she was no fun at all.
La Vie Est Belle is a fun and playful record.
Over the course of each successive release under the Ducktails moniker, Matt Mondanile (who works a day job as the guitarist for Real Estate) seems to grow in confidence as a songwriter. What started as a collection of tape-recorded solo songs that were primarily without vocals, has since blossomed into the full-band concern that debuted on 2013’s The Flower Lane, …
Why Make Sense? is modern and refined, made up of cleaner, simpler arrangements peppered with synth stings, vocal samples and less layered guitars.