Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Les Sins Michael

This week sees the release of two oblique, confounding albums, albums that toy with ideas of genre and song-form and vibe, albums I was excited…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2014 - 4:20 pm
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Album Of The Week: Run The Jewels RTJ2

I don't know how this is even possible, but Run The Jewels are getting better. They were already a mean motherfucking machine last year, whe…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2014 - 5:09 pm
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Album Of The Week: Jessie Ware Tough Love

Jessie Ware is through being cool. "Say You Love Me," the best song on her sophomore album Tough Love, has a gospel choir and a…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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Album Of The Week: DJ Quik The Midnight Life

"That Getter," the first single from DJ Quik's new album The Midnight Life, had one guest, and that guest's name was David Blake. David Blake…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2014 - 4:46 pm
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Album Of The Week: Tinashe Aquarius

There are so many good new albums coming out this week -- from Ex Hex, from Steve Gunn, from Zola Jesus, from Vashti Bunyan --…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2014 - 4:57 pm
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Album Of The Week: Lydia Ainsworth Right From Real

The music isn't the first thing you'll notice about Lydia Ainsworth's video for "Malachite," one of the year's best clips. Visually, the clip is a…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2014 - 3:54 pm
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Album Of The Week: Perfume Genius Too Bright

This is one of those difficult weeks, one of those weeks when choosing one favorite album becomes a near-impossible task. It's the week when Aphex…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2014 - 4:02 pm
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Album Of The Week: The Juan Maclean In A Dream

On Twitter last week, the writer Rich Juzwiak posted this: "There is shit on the Juan MacLean album that sounds like soulful house if they…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2014 - 2:56 pm
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Album Of The Week: Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness Of Dancers

If you've ever lived in a big city and then left for the boonies, a couple of things will never get old. One is the…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2014 - 3:54 pm
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Album Of The Week: Yob Clearing The Path To Ascend

The TV miniseries Cosmos, both in its O.G. Carl Sagan form and its rebooted Neil DeGrasse Tyson iteration, works, if you want it to, a…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2014 - 4:10 pm
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Album Of The Week: Ty Segall Manipulator

This Album Of The Week column has been running for nearly three years now, so it's something of a surprise that Ty Segall has only…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2014 - 3:12 pm
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Album Of The Week: Pallbearer Foundations Of Burden

Pallbearer don't sound like Black Sabbath. Or they do, sort of, but only to the extent that early Low sounds like a Phil Spector girl…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2014 - 3:24 pm
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Album Of The Week: FKA twigs LP1

Tahliah Barnett was a dancer before she was a singer, and that matters. Dancers learn ways to inhabit music differently, to physically respond to it,…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2014 - 3:26 pm
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Album Of The Week: Kix Rock Your Face Off

What was the best hair-metal band of the '80s? Guns N' Roses is the obvious answer, and Axl Rose did have some impressively big hair…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2014 - 4:18 pm
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Album Of The Week: Jenny Lewis The Voyager

Track five on the new Jenny Lewis album starts like this: "When I turned 16, I was furious and reckless / Got a Chelsea girl…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 4:01 pm
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Album Of The Week: Courtship Ritual Pith

I might as well get some boring full-disclosure stuff out of the way first: Nick Sylvester, a great friend and former colleague of mine, produced…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2014 - 3:52 pm
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Album Of The Week: United Nations The Next Four Years

"A new life, a new craze, a new sound, all the rage," Geoff Rickly sings on "Serious Business," the first song from United Nations' new…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 2:54 pm
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Album Of The Week: DJ Dodger Stadium Friend Of Mine

"Lately, I've been singing love songs by myself." "It looks like I'm the one who lost." "Never win, you know you'll never win." On the…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2014 - 3:06 pm
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Album Of The Week: Beverly Careers

I won't lie: This was a rough week. Some weeks are rough because there are so many great albums that, when I pick one, I'm…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 4:33 pm
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Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well “What Is This Heart?”

Here's something we never really knew before: Tom Krell can sing. Krell has been releasing music as How To Dress Well for something like six…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2014 - 3:40 pm
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