Album Of The Week

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Album Of The Week: Magik Markers 2020

Magik Markers are an anachronism. They don't feel beholden to any current music trends; no whiff of '90s alt-rock revival or '80s pastiche can be…
James Rettig | October 20, 2020 - 11:39 am

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Album Of The Week: Annie Dark Hearts

Annie is an enigma. Since debuting in the late '90s, she's only released three albums. To a certain generation of music nerds and journalists, she’s…
Ryan Leas | October 13, 2020 - 12:41 pm

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Album Of The Week: Touché Amoré Lament

"A Broadcast" begins with a rare moment of respite on a Touché Amoré album. Soft guitar chords ripple with tremolo then vanish. Weeping pedal steel…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2020 - 1:41 pm

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Album Of The Week: Bartees Strange Live Forever

"Boomer" takes off like a rocket. There's not a second wasted before Bartees Strange is directly in your ears, his cadence precise and pointed. He…
James Rettig | September 29, 2020 - 12:39 pm

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Album Of The Week: Bob Mould Blue Hearts

Just last year, Bob Mould was happy. He named a whole album Sunshine Rock, of all things. Can you imagine? A veteran purveyor of emotions…
Ryan Leas | September 22, 2020 - 12:34 pm

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Album Of The Week: Devi McCallion & Katie Dey Magic Fire Brain

It's rare to hear someone actually cry on a song. The act feels too raw, like it's breaking some implicit barrier between artist and listener.
James Rettig | September 15, 2020 - 12:50 pm

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Album Of The Week: Doves The Universal Want

Doves did not end on a high note. Their last album, Kingdom Of Rust, combined little strands of everything they’d done before, trying to balance…
Ryan Leas | September 8, 2020 - 12:20 pm

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Album Of The Week: Lomelda Hannah

Hannah Read takes a breath, counts in "one, two, one, two," and lets out a sigh. The first moments of Lomelda's latest album Hannah are…
James Rettig | September 1, 2020 - 12:42 pm

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Album Of The Week: Kelly Lee Owens Inner Song

The rush is in the anticipation. The first time you hear "Night," you don't know it's coming. After that, there can be no doubt. The…
James Rettig | August 25, 2020 - 1:18 pm

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Album Of The Week: Bully SUGAREGG

Sometimes breathtaking music sounds like nothing you've ever heard before, and other times it sounds like entire histories springing back to life. Bully have always…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2020 - 11:29 am

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Album Of The Week: A. G. Cook 7G

The name of the PC Music game has always been excess. In sound and execution, the internet-pop label was designed to be a lot. At
James Rettig | August 11, 2020 - 12:15 pm

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Album Of The Week: The Microphones Microphones In 2020

"I will never stop singing this song," Phil Elverum intones in his signature trembling singsong narration. "It goes on forever." Less charitable listeners might spotlight…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2020 - 11:46 am

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Album Of The Week: Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death

Rock bands aren't supposed to get big anymore, but apparently no one told Fontaines D.C. The young Dublin quintet took the world by storm just…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2020 - 12:47 pm

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Album Of The Week: Katie Dey mydata

The internet is vast and meaningless. It can also be uncomfortably intimate. The relationships that we forge online, through clacking away at keys, are not…
James Rettig | July 21, 2020 - 11:34 am

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Album Of The Week: JARV IS… Beyond The Pale

For a while there, it was easy to wonder whether Jarvis Cocker would ever release another album.
Ryan Leas | July 14, 2020 - 12:46 pm
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