Album Of The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. In…
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's…
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
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