Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp

There's an established narrative, a trajectory that the critically acclaimed indie band is supposed to follow. The first album should be the raw, striking, personal…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 11:01 am
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Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

When a big and great album comes out, and when we give that big and great album a Premature Evaluation, I often use this space…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2015 - 1:00 pm
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Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

How can something so small and specific sound so huge? A week after Kendrick Lamar made a grand, sprawling, uncompromising album about what it mea…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 1:17 pm
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Album Of The Week: Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon

A quick note: Even if you haven't fallen in love with it, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is this week's Album Of The Week,
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2015 - 11:50 am
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Album Of The Week: Heems Eat Pray Thug

There are people who, at the mere mention of the name "Das Racist," will make a face like they smelled a fart. These people will…
Tom Breihan | March 10, 2015 - 12:22 pm
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Album Of The Week: Pile You’re Better Than This

Tom is off Album Of The Week duty today, so I've stepped in to tell you about Pile's new LP. Observers of the insular New…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 3, 2015 - 2:46 pm
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Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain

This column can be hard to write when I'm not in love with any album that comes out during a particular week. But it's a…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2015 - 4:15 pm
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Album Of The Week: Mourn Mourn

Even at her most feral and vengeful, PJ Harvey was never a punk. 1993's Rid Of Me, which Harvey recorded with Steve Albini, is about…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 4:01 pm
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Album Of The Week: Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty left a successful band and invented a whole new persona just so he could get away from the idea of cliche. And…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2015 - 12:37 pm
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Album Of The Week: John Carpenter Lost Themes

There are plenty of reasons the horror and sci-fi and action movies of the late-'70s and '80s have aged so well. There was the self-consciou…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2015 - 1:09 pm
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Album Of The Week: Natalie Prass Natalie Prass

First things first: All hail Björk's Vulnicura. It's the best album that's come out in the past week, but you already knew that, and we…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2015 - 2:17 pm
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Album Of The Week: Viet Cong Viet Cong

First, a note: The week's real best album is Sleater-Kinney's triumphant comeback No Cities To Love. It's also the best album of the month. It…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2015 - 12:19 pm
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Album Of The Week: Mark Ronson Uptown Special

There are very few pop stars with backstories as epic and strange as that of Mark Ronson. Where do you start with this guy? So…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2015 - 1:52 pm
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Album Of The Week: Rae Sremmurd SremmLife

Nothing happens in early January. It's sad, but it's true. In movies, January is where the big Hollywood studios throw every movie that apparently didn't…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2015 - 10:27 am
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Album Of The Week: Charli XCX Sucker

Charli XCX is not going to be anyone's fucking pop music bridesmaid anymore. It's not happening. Forget it. Over the past two years, Charli ha…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 1:12 pm
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Album Of The Week: Ghostface Killah 36 Seasons

The first time I interviewed Ghostface Killah, I waited four hours at the "Back Like That" video shoot for a 10-minute sit-down. This was mostly…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2014 - 2:08 pm
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Album Of The Week: Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow

The problem with the new Wu-Tang Clan album A Better Tomorrow is that it's not the last Wu-Tang Clan album. The last time the whole…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 4:27 pm
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Album Of The Week: Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen

Underground metal doesn't soar very often anymore. It churns and wriggles and spits and seethes, and it can be really great at all these things.
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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Album Of The Week: Chumped Teenage Retirement

Two things, before I get into this. First, TV On The Radio's Seeds already got a Premature Evaluation, so it's not eligible for Album Of…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 4:02 pm
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Album Of The Week: Cult Of Youth Final Days

Cult Of Youth fucked up when they released Love Will Prevail while it was still warm outside. The Brooklyn outfit dropped their sophomore album i…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2014 - 3:38 pm
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