Album Of The Week

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

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

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

Album Of The Week: Natalie Prass Natalie Prass

First things first: All hail Björk'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

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

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

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

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 has…
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 in…
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, when…
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 an…
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
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