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 doing a disservice to all the others. And then some weeks are rough because…   Read Story »
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 years, but he's kept his voice obscured, shrouded in…   Read Story »
White Lung don't sound like Hole. They don't sound like L7, either. The only way they'd sound like Babes In Toyland is if you shot Babes In Toyland full of adrenaline and then forced them to claw…   Read Story »
The minute the L.A. trio clipping. emerged, combining clinically precise raps with assaultive squalls of electro-noise, they invited comparison to another California group, Death Grips. But those…   Read Story »
What a great day for punk rock. My real favorite album of the week is Fucked Up's bleary, anxious, grown-up hardcore masterwork Glass Boys, a grand and surging piece of work that I can't write about…   Read Story »
People don't talk about Trash Talk's music. We talk about Trash Talk as an avenging force, or as a torch-bearing institution dedicated to reminding us of the days when you could get your fucking head…   Read Story »
"Turned the city where I'm from into a mini-Motown," says ST 2 Lettaz on the new G-Side song "Higher." He's right and he's wrong. Five or six years ago, Huntsville, Alabama, the city where G-Side are…   Read Story »
These things are rare, but if you were in the right spot for 25 minutes at SXSW 2010, you no longer felt like you were in the middle of a chaotic industry clusterfuck. This was in Buffalo Billiards,…   Read Story »
Album Of The Week was a straight-up dogfight this week, a brutally even match between two strong competitors. In one corner, there was Lykke Li's beautifully heart-trampled breakup album I Never…   Read Story »
The Swans reunion is an unambiguously great thing: A band of grizzled veterans channeling all the forces of darkness and playing half-hour symphonies to the abyss, staring all their deepest impulses…   Read Story »