Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week

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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Album Of The Week: Mitski Be The Cowboy

Be the cowboy. It's a hell of a phrase. The cowboy is the archetypal figure of the American mythos: the self-determining young traveler, wandering the…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2018 - 12:40 pm

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Album Of The Week: Tomberlin At Weddings

Funny things happen when you're forced to spend vast chunks of your childhood in church. People react to it in different ways. I couldn't stand
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2018 - 11:29 am

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Album Of The Week: Amanda Shires To The Sunset

The most quietly devastating song I heard last year was the one where Jason Isbell starts to come to terms with the idea of death,…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2018 - 12:23 pm

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Album Of The Week: Tony Molina Kill The Lights

Tony Molina writes short songs. That's his thing. That's the first thing anyone ever mentions about him. Dissed And Dismissed, Molina's 2013 debut, jammed 12…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2018 - 11:07 am

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Album Of The Week: The Internet Hive Mind

What a glorious conundrum Sydney Bennett is -- a star who burns brighter the deeper she fades into something else. In the early days of…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2018 - 11:03 am

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Album Of The Week: Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

After the soothing sound of the ocean tide, the first instrument you hear on Ordinary Corrupt Human Love is a piano. Soon its somber neoclassical…
Chris DeVille | July 10, 2018 - 12:12 pm
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