Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: HEALTH Death Magic

HEALTH don't sound much like a punk band these days. Really, they didn't sound much like a punk band when we first met them, nearly…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 10:25 am

Album Of The Week: Migos Yung Rich Nation

Before we get started, and before you ask: Titus Andronicus' The Most Lamentable Tragedy is a great album, one you should hear. But I already…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2015 - 11:12 am

Album Of The Week: Mas Ysa Seraph

Some weeks, the new-release calendar tops out at "pretty good," and this is one of those weeks. I really don't understand how shit like this…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell Something More Than Free

Before we get into this week's album, some housekeeping is in order. As Michael explored in last week's column, Global Release Day is firmly in…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 10:28 am

Album Of The Week: Envy Atheist’s Cornea

Not gonna lie: This is a weird week for Album Of The Week. It's weird (1) because Tom is on vacation, and this is usually…
Michael Nelson | July 10, 2015 - 11:43 am

Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Summertime ’06

If the cover art of Summertime '06, the first proper album from the Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, looks familiar to you, that's not an…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like

From a distance, Nashville's indie rock music scene seems like some magical lost world where young people still party to fuzzed-up, guitar-driven rock music. If…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Album Of The Week: Sorority Noise Joy, Departed

This is a horribly reductive statement, and it includes a whole pile of classic exceptions, but I'm going to make it anyway: Emo, for the…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2015 - 11:23 am

Album Of The Week: PINS Wild Nights

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a whole heap of albums that could be considered big or important or divisive. And even…
Tom Breihan | June 9, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Album Of The Week: Jamie xx In Colour

When Jamie xx played Coachella, people danced. Maybe that shouldn't be surprising; Jamie xx is, at least on the face of it, a famous dance…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Album Of The Week: Boosie Badazz Touch Down 2 Cause Hell

Back in 2007, the now-defunct booty magazine King sent me down to Orlando to profile the Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie. Boosie had a bunch…
Tom Breihan | May 26, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Album Of The Week: Shamir Ratchet

Shamir Bailey's voice sounds like freedom. That's all illusion and artifice, of course. No one person can stand in as an avatar for that sort…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2015 - 10:36 am

Album Of The Week: Eskimeaux O.K.

DIY music isn't supposed to sound like this. You can tell that Gabrielle Smith's one-woman band Eskimeaux belongs somewhere in the DIY matrix because there's…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Album Of The Week: Metz II

This is one of those weeks where there's just an insane array of good music, where it feels like you're shorting seven other albums if…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Album Of The Week: Mew +-

Tom's not doing AOTW this week, so I'm pinch-hitting for him. And I'm happy to be doing so, because I'm writing about one of my…
Michael Nelson | April 28, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Album Of The Week: Young Thug Barter 6

There was a time, not that long ago, when "weird" was all Young Thug really was. He was fascinatingly, absorbingly weird, but he hadn't learned…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Album Of The Week: Tribulation The Children Of The Night

Tom's off AOTW duties this week, so I'm here in his stead... There's a pretty fascinating debate going on right now about the…
Michael Nelson | April 14, 2015 - 5:23 pm

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

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

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 means…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 1:17 pm
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