Album Of The Week

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 means…
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-conscious…
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 Bj√∂rk'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? Son…
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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