Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Charli XCX True Romance

The British singer Charli XCX emerged from the internet ether about a year and a half ago, around the same time most of us noticed…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Album Of The Week: Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Three or four years ago, I saw Kurt Vile play one of the worst live sets of my life. He was the second act o…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Album Of The Week: Milk Music Cruise Your Illusion

When people describe Olympia, Washington, they usually talk about it as a deep-wooded, weeded-out hippie enclave, but I'm not sure they get across how much
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Meir

I love a lot of underground metal, but I'm a pretty bad underground metal fan. Underground metal, less a scene or even a single genre…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Album Of The Week: Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience

I was worried about this one, and I was mostly worried because "Suit & Tie" sounds less like a first single and more like a…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Album Of The Week: Rachel Zeffira The Deserters

You have to have a lot of balls to cover My Bloody Valentine, a band nobody's ever going to match guitar swirl-for-guitar swirl. The Canadia…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2013 - 8:49 am

Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt

Some weeks, a simple and clear choice for Album Of The Week presents itself, and I don't have to spend all week racking my brai…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Album Of The Week: Autre Ne Veut Anxiety

Interesting things are happening in R&B lately, with guys like Frank Ocean and Miguel and the Weeknd pushing the genre in directions both introspective and…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Album Of The Week: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away

Even when he was a fresh-faced punk, Nick Cave never sounded like a fresh-faced punk. Back on those Birthday Party records, he sounded like a…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Album Of The Week: Pissed Jeans Honeys

Before I dug deep into Honeys, the new album from the feral Allentown scrape-rockers Pissed Jeans, I had this whole opening-paragraph riff planned about Su…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Album Of The Week: My Bloody Valentine m b v

In the October 2012 issue of Esquire, there's a fascinating profile of the magician Teller -- the silent half of Penn & Teller -- at…
Michael Nelson | February 5, 2013 - 8:00 am

Album Of The Week: Bleeding Rainbow Yeah Right

In 2010, back when they were still a duo called Reading Rainbow, the Philadelphia band Bleeding Rainbow released Prism Eyes, exactly the sort of very…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Album Of The Week: Toro Y Moi Anything In Return

Toro Y Moi was once associated with the electronic pop subgenre and short cultural moment known as chillwave. There. That's done. As far as I'm…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Album Of The Week: Free Energy Love Sign

Rock critics aren't really expected to be forecasters of popular taste. And thank fuck for that, because I'm goddam terrible at it. The one time…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Album Of The Week: Dropkick Murphys Signed And Sealed In Blood

St. Patrick's Day 2001, I'm shipping back up to Syracuse, back to school after a spring break spent doing nothing but playing Wrestlemania 2000 o…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Album Of The Week: Chief Keef Finally Rich

If you're willing to publicly admit to enjoying Chief Keef's music, you're going to have to deal with a few uncomfortable realities. For one thing,…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Album Of The Week: Big Boi Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors

After Speakerboxxx, after Big Boi Presents Got Purp?, after Sir Lucious Left Foot, it's now possible to say that Big Boi, the solo artist, ha…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 11:47 am

Album Of The Week: Scott Walker Bish Bosch

If you're a regular reader of Album Of The Week, you know this space is traditionally reserved for and occupied by Tom -- every Tuesday,…
Michael Nelson | December 4, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Album Of The Week: Solange True

When Jay-Z and Beyoncé showed up at a Grizzly Bear show in Brooklyn three years ago, I was working for Pitchfork and had to write…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Album Of The Week: The Evens The Odds

It's hard to imagine any project of Ian MacKaye's going underrated, but there it is. Growing up as a punk kid in Baltimore, in the…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2012 - 3:12 pm
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