Album Of The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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