Album Reviews

  • Black Out the Sun


    Black Out the Sun

    Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:09:23

    Sevendust never hold anything back. However, on their ninth studio album, Black Out the Sun, they go harder than ever before. In some ways, it's like ...more

  • Metal



    Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:44:52

    "Take my place leading the pack," snarls Jason Newsted on "King of the Underdogs". That's precisely what he does on his solo debut EP, Metal. The ...more

  • In Ear Park

    Department of Eagles

    In Ear Park

    Mon, 20 Oct 2008 14:11:35

    With half of its core duo hailing from the universally lauded indie outfit Grizzly Bear, many fans will assuredly approach Department of Eagles with a ...more

  • Cross



    Fri, 06 Jul 2007 17:39:49

    This cryptically-titled release marks the crest of a wave of anticipation that's been building for every drop of new material from Paris' Ed Banger ...more

  • Sticking Fingers into Sockets

    Los Campesinos!

    Sticking Fingers into Sockets

    Fri, 06 Jul 2007 17:20:38

    From the first whisper of glockenspiel and hand-claps, and at first glance of the glaring exclamation point in their name, it would be easy to write ...more

  • Black Lives At The Golden Coast

    The Icarus Line

    Black Lives At The Golden Coast

    Fri, 06 Jul 2007 11:38:41

    Reputation still often precedes The Icarus Line, whose press clippings paint them as debauched hellraisers playing appropriately assaultive rock 'n ...more

  • The Walk


    The Walk

    Thu, 05 Jul 2007 14:28:28

    The release of Hanson's fourth album may come as a surprise to the music-buying majority for whom the brothers are no more than an Mmmbopping footnote ...more

  • The Emperor's New Clothes


    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Thu, 05 Jul 2007 09:26:07

    Klute's Tom Withers is one of those rare artists who is capable of transcending his chosen genre—in this case, drum 'n' bass. Yes, New Clothes ...more

  • Version

    Mark Ronson


    Tue, 05 Jun 2007 13:08:01

    Mark Ronson is more than a producer—he's a musical philanthropist who uses his considerable resources and connections to realize crazy pop ...more

  • With Lasers

    Bonde do RolĂȘ

    With Lasers

    Wed, 30 May 2007 14:14:53

    Brazilian trio Bonde Do Role were discovered by Diplo, while the American DJ was in Rio scavenging for CD-Rs of funk carioca—a genre of ...more

  • Voxtrot



    Wed, 30 May 2007 13:20:35

    Based on the release of three equally peppy and poppy EPs, Austin, Texas' Voxtrot, the reluctant torchbearers of twee, have been the recipients of ...more

  • Young Jeezy Presents U.S.D.A.: Cold Summer


    Young Jeezy Presents U.S.D.A.: Cold Summer

    Tue, 29 May 2007 12:06:32

    On Cold Summer, Young Jeezy uses his considerable starpower to boost the careers of USDA cohorts Blood Raw and Slick Pulla. (Agricultural enthusiasts ...more

  • Light at the End of the World


    Light at the End of the World

    Tue, 29 May 2007 12:01:20

    Despite a recent tour and album that gave their greatest hits a campy, country-and-western makeover, the synth-pop duo Erasure have done virtually ...more

  • Melankton (Bonus Track)

    Kate Havnevik

    Melankton (Bonus Track)

    Fri, 30 Mar 2007 11:32:03

    About a year ago, when a breathy little electro-ballad called "Unlike Me" started turning up on iTunes, KCRW, and the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack, a lot ...more

  • Arriving at Night

    Victor Bermon

    Arriving at Night

    Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:47:21

    The debut album, Arriving at Night, from Australian Victor Bermon might find its closest counterpart in the melodic folktronica of Four Tet, circa ...more

  • Atlantis: Hymns for Disco


    Atlantis: Hymns for Disco

    Tue, 20 Feb 2007 08:45:43

    "I'm not one to repeat myself," k-os sings on the chorus of "Flypaper," from his third album, Atlantis: Hymns for Disco. It's an odd choice of lyric, ...more

  • Living Well

    Rob Crow

    Living Well

    Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:28:46

    Rob Crow seems to have never met a friend who he didn't want to make an album with, and this has led him to a prolific career under a million ...more

  • Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

    Of Montreal

    Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

    Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:54:30

    Of Montreal's profile has been on the rise in recent years, thanks to poppy, dance-happy gems like 2004's Satanic Panic in the Attic and 2005's The ...more

  • Wincing the Night Away

    The Shins

    Wincing the Night Away

    Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:59:39

    James Mercer and The Shins surely appreciate the role that Garden State played in helping them rocket right past the indie shadows and into the ...more

  • The Bird and the Bee

    The Bird and the Bee

    The Bird and the Bee

    Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:53:14

    Two years ago, a Los Angeles singer-songwriter named Inara George burst onto the scene with a remarkably polished debut album called All Rise. The ...more

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