Album Of The Week

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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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Album Of The Week: Jeff Rosenstock WORRY.

Jeff Rosenstock comes with some built-in barriers. He sings in a nasal bleat that, when he's really excited, turns into a strangulated squawk. He packs…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2016 - 11:03 am

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Album Of The Week: Joyce Manor Cody

There's such a beautiful little irony to the realization that the guy from Fun. is singing backup for the guy from Joyce Manor. The guy…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2016 - 9:44 am

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Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition

Stretchers outside the venue. That's the main thing I remember. For the past five years, I've lived in a sleepy Southern college town, and on…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2016 - 11:51 am

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Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care

"Are you listening to Ed Sheeran? What's going on?" This was my wife, when she walked in on me listening to the new How To…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2016 - 12:12 pm

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Album Of The Week: Touché Amoré Stage Four

"I haven't found the courage to listen to your last message to me." That's Touché Amoré frontman Jeremy Bolm, partway through his band's new album,…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2016 - 10:44 am

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Album Of The Week: Wovenhand Star Treatment

On Friday, Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds will release their new album Skeleton Tree, and other than the soul-wrecking first single "Jesus Alone," I…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2016 - 11:15 am

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Album Of The Week: Angel Olsen My Woman

A pillowy synth can be a lot of things. It can even be a thrown gauntlet. That's what it is for Angel Olsen. That pillowy…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2016 - 12:08 pm

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Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna

The first voice we hear rapping on Prima Donna, the new Vince Staples EP, does not belong to Vince Staples. Instead, it belongs to André…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2016 - 10:21 am
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