Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: J.I.D DiCaprio 2

Imagine how it must feel to be really, truly great at something, at anything. Imagine operating at such a high level that what you're doing…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2018 - 10:38 am

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Album Of The Week: Unreqvited Mosaic I: L’Amour Et L’Ardeur

Maybe it's Friday Night Lights. Maybe I'm conditioned. But there's a certain kind of ringing, sustained guitar chord that kicks me in the soul every…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2018 - 11:06 am

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Album Of The Week: Portrayal Of Guilt Let Pain Be Your Guide

Do you remember your first time hearing Converge? I remember mine: September 2001, a listening station at a Syracuse record store, maybe a week after…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2018 - 9:59 am

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Album Of The Week: Vince Staples FM!

Toward the end of FM!, his quick and jarring new album, there's a moment where Vince Staples brutally sums up the cold absurdity of rap…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2018 - 11:56 am

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Album Of The Week: Pistol Annies Interstate Gospel

"It takes a judge to get married / It takes a judge to get divorced / Well, for the last couple years, I've spent a…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2018 - 10:43 am

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Album Of The Week: Antarctigo Vespucci Love In The Time Of E-Mail

There's a particular kind of anxiety that comes when you text someone and you see the three dots looking back at you on your screen.
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2018 - 2:58 pm

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Album Of The Week: Empress Of Us

Near the end of "Everything To Me," the first song on the new Empress Of album Us, we hear the featherlight voice of Devonté Hynes,…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2018 - 12:05 pm

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Album Of The Week: Matthew Dear Bunny

"Sounds like a drunk college kid imitating Tom Waits." That was what my wife heard when she heard Matthew Dear's voice. And it's pretty much…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2018 - 12:14 pm

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Album Of The Week: Fucked Up Dose Your Dreams

What, exactly, is so fucked up about Fucked Up? Is it the band name? Sure, if you're trying to write a piece on the band
Peter Helman | October 2, 2018 - 11:01 am

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Album Of The Week: Gouge Away Burnt Sugar

Here's something I really like doing: Clicking around Bandcamp and hitting "subscribe" on the pages of every halfway-competent hardcore band I can find. I check…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2018 - 9:44 am

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Album Of The Week: Advance Base Animal Companionship

Certain days, my favorite Mountain Goats song is "Woke Up New," the one where John Darnielle imagines himself as someone who is, for reasons unexplained,…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2018 - 11:50 am

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Album Of The Week: Low Double Negative

These days, there is a constant and seemingly endless supply of new music at our fingertips. If you work as music journalist, you get thousands…
Ryan Leas | September 11, 2018 - 11:46 am

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Album Of The Week: Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt

There's a particular sort of mental gymnastic routine that music critics must bust out when we're considering new works from old idols: Is it really…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2018 - 11:56 am

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Album Of The Week: Troye Sivan Bloom

Troye Sivan's rise to something resembling pop stardom -- to pop-almost-stardom -- has been pretty conventional. Sivan, born in South Africa and raised in Perth,…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2018 - 9:32 am

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Album Of The Week: Jesus Piece Only Self

Hardcore, as originally conceived, was a singles genre. Bands wrote songs short enough that they could fit six or eight of them on one 7",…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2018 - 11:06 am
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