Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Beverly Careers

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…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well “What Is This Heart?”

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…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Album Of The Week: White Lung Deep Fantasy

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…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Album Of The Week: clipping. CLPPNG

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.
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal

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…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Album Of The Week: Trash Talk No Peace

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…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Album Of The Week: G-Side Gz II Godz

"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…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Album Of The Week: Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso

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…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Album Of The Week: The Horrors Luminous

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…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Album Of The Week: Wovenhand Refractory Obdurate

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…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Album Of The Week: Future Honest

The first words Future says on Honest are a half-conscious mutter, but that doesn't make them any less heartfelt: "Be bold. Smell me?" As if…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Album Of The Week: Triptykon Melana Chasmata

The later, post-Optimus Prime death seasons of the original Transformers cartoon took place in the distant, futuristic year of 2006, when the Decepticons' most powerful…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Album Of The Week: EMA The Future’s Void

Seven years ago, covering CMJ for the Village Voice, I tried to go see High Places at the Cake Shop in New York, and I…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Album Of The Week: Cloud Nothings Here And Nowhere Else

Listen to the god damn drums. There's a lot to like about Here And Nowhere Else, the new Cloud Nothings album: The snot-punk hooks, the…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Album Of The Week: Future Islands Singles

One of my favorite tropes in pop music is the readymade greatest-hits album, the album so packed with perfectly crafted pop nuggets that every one…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Album Of The Week: YG My Krazy Life

One great thing about great rap albums: They can lead to more great rap albums. When he made Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City in 2012, Kendrick…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Album Of The Week: Le1f Hey

Chances are great that you, the reader sitting at home, give barely half a fuck (if that) about SXSW. Maybe you think it looks like…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2014 - 10:39 am

Album Of The Week: The Men Tomorrow’s Hits

This week, two primal, grizzled, loud, messy rock albums come out, and I had a hell of a time choosing between them. I'm still not…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Album Of The Week: Schoolboy Q Oxymoron

If you've ever seen Schoolboy Q live, you've probably seen him doing the dance he does: Both hands up, pogoing sideways, spinning, careening, head bobbling…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Album Of The Week: Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Half Way Home, the 2012 album with which Angel Olsen built her name, was a great album, but its greatness was the sort that you…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2014 - 2:23 pm
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