Album Of The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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