Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Jidenna The Chief

"Classic Man" is such a weird, great song. An ode to dressing and acting in courtly and old-school ways, "Classic Man" rode a sample of…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2017 - 12:18 pm

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Album Of The Week: Sinkane Life & Livin’ It

A decade ago, in an instantly notorious New Yorker piece called "A Paler Shade Of White," the critic Sasha Frere-Jones wrote sadly about how, as…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2017 - 11:58 am

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Album Of The Week: Syd Fin

"This album is not that deep." That's how Sydney Bennett described Fin, her first-ever solo album, when she was talking to The FADER not too…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2017 - 11:17 am

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Album Of The Week: Migos Culture

Sometimes, things just click. The last time the Migos released an album, the whole process was an absolute fucking mess. Their 2015 LP, Yung Rich
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2017 - 11:08 am

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Album Of The Week: Austra Future Politics

What will future politics look like? Is it too optimistic to even picture a future in which there can be politics? Katie Stelmanis, the opera-trained…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2017 - 10:02 am

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Album Of The Week: Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness

There are certain life experiences that might help lead a person toward writing an uncommonly good winter album. I'd argue that one of those experiences…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2017 - 10:17 am

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Album Of The Week: Dropkick Murphys 11 Short Stories Of Pain And Glory

Very few punk rock bands get to become civic fixtures in their hometowns, but that's what the Dropkick Murphys are in Boston. After 20 years…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2017 - 10:59 am

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Album Of The Week: Old Gray Slow Burn

Side projects are supposed to be fun. They're supposed to be reasons to fuck around -- chances for musicians to get away from the people…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2016 - 10:46 am

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Album Of The Week: Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn

Underground metal is a funny thing. These days, it feels less like a genre and more like a loose constellation of vaguely connected mini-scenes. Case…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2016 - 11:03 am

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Album Of The Week: Martyrdöd List

A long time ago, the people of Sweden figured out something about crust-punk: It doesn't have to sound like ass. It's supposed to sound like…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2016 - 11:08 am

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Album Of The Week: Miranda Lambert The Weight Of These Wings

A good country song is like a haiku. The beauty doesn't come in spite of the self-imposed limitations; it's those limitations that help the writer…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2016 - 12:10 pm

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Album Of The Week: Daniel Bachman Daniel Bachman

Today is the big day, and I am stressed the fuck out. You probably are, too. For the past few months, I've been yelling at…
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2016 - 10:53 am

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Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project

For many of us outside Chicago, the first piece of Chicago rap we heard was Resurrection, a 1994 album from a 22-year-old South Side rapper…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2016 - 11:32 am

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Album Of The Week: Mannequin Pussy Romantic

Think about all the ways you've seen anxiety presented in music: David Byrne's bug-eyed stare; Public Enemy's siren-wail blurts; the way math-rock time shifts force…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2016 - 10:20 am

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Album Of The Week: D.R.A.M. Big Baby D.R.A.M.

The best thing I can say about D.R.A.M.'s debut album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., is that it lives up to its cover art. That is no…
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2016 - 10:02 am
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