Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: HAIM Days Are Gone

I am absolutely outing myself as a lame sentimental dad here, but I can't think about HAIM, the young and ridiculously talented band of California…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Album Of The Week: Chvrches The Bones Of What You Believe

Long ago, a group of gnarled Midwestern studio-rat veterans hit upon a winning formula: Find a charismatic Scottish lady and stay the hell out of…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Album Of The Week: Windhand Soma

The fourth song on Soma, the new album from the Richmond, Virginia doom metal band Windhand, is a quiet psych-folk lullaby called "Evergreen." It's a…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Album Of The Week: Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady

The Electric Lady imagines a hypothetical future, one where humans and androids love whomever they want, where water turns to wine just in time for…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Album Of The Week: Volcano Choir Repave

This wasn't supposed to happen. Volcano Choir wasn't supposed to become a real band who make great albums. By this point, I'd come to understand…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Album Of The Week: Forest Swords Engravings

If you're a hawkeyed, dangerously obsessive Stereogum reader, you might have noticed that I didn't start posting until late on Friday morning. That's because I…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Album Of The Week: Superchunk I Hate Music

Superchunk don't hate music. We know this. The North Carolina band have been making it for more than two decades, and the music that they've…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2013 - 11:22 am

Album Of The Week: Washed Out Paracosm

There's no nice way to say this, but during a busier week, Paracosm, the second album from Washed Out, wouldn't have gotten that Album Of…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Album Of The Week: Annie A&R

Thanks to years of label drama and just the simple passage of time, it's easy to forget the various ways that Anne Lilia Berge Strand…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Album Of The Week: AlunaGeorge Body Music

R&B is different in England. Some of it is that old, stereotypical British reserve, but a lot of other factors are at work, too. I…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Album Of The Week: Fuck Buttons Slow Focus

Of all the moderately popular bands with the word "fuck" in their band name, Fucked Up is and will always be my favorite. But London'…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Album Of The Week: Ka The Night’s Gambit

A week and a half after Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail went out to a million Samsung users, another long-pedigreed Brooklyn rapper found an unconventional…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Album Of The Week: Daughn Gibson Me Moan

Sometime in the late '80s or early '90s, David Lynch and cartoonishly handsome honky-tonk revivalist Chris Isaak inexplicably became good buds. Lynch used Isaak song…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Album Of The Week: El-P & Killer Mike Run The Jewels

The parallel is both obvious and ludicrous, and I kind of hate myself for making it, but just bear with me for a minute. Two…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Album Of The Week: Smith Westerns Soft Will

In the mid-'60s, when garage rock was first starting to be a thing, bands weren't trying to play garage rock. They were trying to be…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Album Of The Week: Austra Olympia

Music critics make mistakes all the time, and I made one two years ago, when I reviewed Austra's debut album Feel It Break for Pitchfork.
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Album Of The Week: Boards Of Canada Tomorrow’s Harvest

It's been the year of grand returns, of nerd-beloved touchstones coming back after long silences and cranking out the cohesive studio products that we'd learned…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Album Of The Week: Disclosure Settle

Has there ever been a great single-artist UK garage album? Garage, the skittery dance subgenre that crossed over in Britain around the turn of the…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Album Of The Week: Kylesa Ultraviolet

Thanks to the thundering two-drummer onslaught of their live shows and the basement-punk fury of their 2009 album Static Tensions, Savannah's Kylesa were probably already…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Album Of The Week: Majical Cloudz Impersonator

You never, as a music dork, stop learning this lesson, but the truth behind it stands: It's always, always a bad idea to dismiss a…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2013 - 3:29 pm
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