Album Of The Week

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 songs…
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 an…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Album Of The Week: Dungeonesse Dungeonesse

You haven't always been able to hear it in the actual music that comes out of the city, but Baltimore's DIY-heavy indie rock scene has…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Album Of The Week: Savages Silence Yourself

The music made by Savages, the four-piece London band who released their debut album Silence Yourself today, is a direct and linear thing. It's easy…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Album Of The Week: Coliseum Sister Faith

This used to be what indie rock sounded like. During the 1990s, Elephant 6 and Belle And Sebastian were outliers, and the genre (which really…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Album Of The Week: The So So Glos Blowout

If you know one thing about Brooklyn punk band the So So Glos, it's that they're good friends and frequent tourmates of Titus Andronicus, and…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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 on…
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 Canadian…
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 brains…
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
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