Toledo makes the mundane seem remarkable.
Adore Life is a considerable improvement, an honest attempt by Savages to set themselves apart.
The key to what makes Majical Cloudz tick has always been Devon Welsh.
You can hear the darkness of a late hour in the album.
A covers album is only as good as the material the band is performing and Yo La Tengo has chosen a great collection of tunes.
Ceremony didn’t just try to fix what wasn’t broken, they set it on fire.
Algiers is enjoyable in small doses.
[xrr rating=4.0/5]Already it’s easy to tell that Belle and Sebastian’s latest record, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, will be remembered as their “dance album,” an outlier in a discography rife with low-key acoustic chamber pop and twee indie rock classics. Yes, the band makes a remarkable transformation on the album, trading their delicate folk stylings for heady synthesizers, plucky …
[xrr rating=4.5/5]In the beginning was not the word, but a drone: a tone to form the backdrop for all the sounds that followed. Some of those later voices may vie for attention, assert their individuality against the cosmic hum, but eventually they surrender and rejoin its embrace. The Best Day is a celebration of that drone and the rich textures …
[xrr rating=4.5/5]Birthed by Copenhagen punk scenes that had yet to see large-scale export, Iceage came into this world in a manner none done proper justice by the idiom “kicking and screaming.” They seethed, picked fights and gnashed their teeth so effectively that basically overnight they’d convinced the internet they were the most legitimate thing to bear the handle “punk” in …