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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Album Of The Week: Sun Kil Moon Benji

If you spend enough time with the new Sun Kil Moon album Benji, there is every chance that you will end up crying sooner or…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2014 - 1:29 pm

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Album Of The Week: Mark McGuire Along The Way

If you're old enough to actually remember the 1980s, there's a particular sound -- a ticking arpeggio, a guitar made to sound like a synth…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 2:52 pm

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Album Of The Week: Actress Ghettoville

As you know, this is usually Tom's column. But I'm taking over this week to talk about one of the most anticipated experimental albums of
Miles Bowe | January 28, 2014 - 4:25 pm

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Album Of The Week: Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues

I've been working for Stereogum for something like two and a half years now, writing literally thousands of blog posts, and I'll stand by nearly…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2014 - 3:08 pm

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Album Of The Week: Big Ups Eighteen Hours Of Static

There's a moment on "TMI" where Big Ups frontman Joe Galarraga tries to talk like a robot and totally fails. He literally says, "I am…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2014 - 4:43 pm

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Album Of The Week: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Wig Out At Jagbags

If you don't know Stephen Malkmus by now, you will never never never know him. The former Pavement frontman's signature sound was cemented somewhere around…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2014 - 4:16 pm

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Album Of The Week: Burial Rival Dealer

A little more than halfway through the 10-minute title track of Burial's Rival Dealer EP, around the time the first titanic sawtooth bassline disappears into…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2013 - 12:07 pm

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Album Of The Week: R. Kelly Black Panties

Although his nearly singleminded fixation on sex has been a constant plumb line, R. Kelly's catalog is remarkably diverse. Stylistically, over the course of a…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2013 - 4:02 pm

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Album Of The Week: bEEdEEgEE SUM/ONE

There are two big reasons why SUM/ONE, the solo debut from Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw, gets the Album Of The Week nod this week.
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2013 - 12:02 pm

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Album Of The Week: Shearwater Fellow Travelers

There are plenty of good reasons to listen to Shearwater: There's the band's admirably expansive ambitions, almost prog-level for an indie rock band. (They made…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2013 - 2:18 pm

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Album Of The Week: Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe

This is going to sound absolutely ridiculous, but Cupid Deluxe, Dev Hynes's second album as Blood Orange, reminds me of The Chronic. Hynes's lush and…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2013 - 2:43 pm

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Album Of The Week: Wooden Shjips Back To Land

For a band of cloudy-eyed cosmonaut warlocks, Wooden Shjips sure do sound friendly, and they're only getting friendlier with time. The band started out as…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2013 - 12:25 pm

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Album Of The Week: Cut Copy Free Your Mind

At what point does mastery become boring? Cut Copy are now almost a decade deep into a career of nothing but dizzy starry-eyed dance-rock anthems,…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2013 - 1:10 pm

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Album Of The Week: Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time

The music business is full of potential Sky Ferreiras. Imagine being one of the first two girls who got fired from Destiny's Child, or being…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2013 - 4:04 pm

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Album Of The Week: Ryan Hemsworth Guilt Trips

Time to retire "cloud-rap." The term, coined by a friend of the site who would probably rather not be chained to it anymore, once served…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2013 - 2:49 pm

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Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas

This week, in this space, I expected to be writing about Big Wheel And Others, the sprawling new double-album from Cass McCombs, one of the…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2013 - 4:34 pm

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Album Of The Week: Danny Brown Old

For its vision and audacity and pure sonics, Yeezus is a great album. I've been calling it my favorite album of the year for months…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2013 - 2:25 pm