Review: 7 new albums you should know about this week

Destroyer comes back strange, Bully channels ’90s fuzz, Jessie Ware evokes Whitney and Mariah, and post-rockers ASIWYFA turns in a optimistic and exhilarating effort . These plus Lindstrøm, Margo Price, … Continue Reading →

Review: 6 new albums you should know about this week

The Saga Continues is the best Wu Tang-related effort since 2010’s Wu-Massacre, while Long Island punks Iron Chic channel the loss of their founding guitarist into an explosive third album. These plus … Continue Reading →

Review: Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’

Straight off the bat, Go Farther In Lightness is a victory album. It’s a victory of love and loss; a triumph for hope and life. It’s an album with many peaks and … Continue Reading →

Review: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – ‘Fatal Gift’

Metric released an album, ‘Pagans In Vegas’, in 2015 and this year Broken Social Scene make their long-awaited return with ‘Hug of Thunder’. But I’ve been waiting for another solo … Continue Reading →


Review: K. Flay – “Every Where Is Some Where”

Don’t you ever dare cram K.Flay into the narrow box of hip-hop music — she’ll shred the damn thing apart, tape-gun your eyelids open, and run off with scissors. Yes, … Continue Reading →

Review: Grandaddy – “Last Place”

Last autumn a decade long hibernation was woken with “Way We Won’t” the first new song in over ten years from the indie pop legends Grandaddy. There have been a … Continue Reading →

NOS Alive Festival 2016: The Best Performances

“Is it a dream? Is it a lie?” Win Butler roared during Arcade Fire’s explosive performance of “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)”. And, walking around the festival grounds of Portugal’s NOS Alive, … Continue Reading →

Review: The Thermals – “We Disappear”

We Disappear — the seventh album by Portland punk trio The Thermals — takes its name from a line in “The Great Dying,” the record’s most harrowing song. “You said we came / … Continue Reading →


Review: Wavves – “V”

Nathan Williams the wunderkind is no longer. Plenty removed from the combustible young agitator who was also a prolific whiz of lo-fi, bare-bones-produced garage punk, he now sports shiny major-label … Continue Reading →


Review: The Chemical Brothers – “Born In The Echoes”

Trading under the name The Chemical Brothers, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have built their own universe, their own scene. Their imitators gave up trying to compete a long time … Continue Reading →