Album Of The Week

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Album Of The Week: Red Death Formidable Darkness

It's happening again. Or, more accurately, it never stopped happening. For decades, DIY hardcore has existed as a whole international underground network, and it's never…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2017 - 1:08 pm

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Album Of The Week: Miguel War & Leisure

If you've ever seen Miguel live, you know that he was basically born to be a successful entertainer. He's too beautiful, too talented, too slickly…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2017 - 10:51 am

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Album Of The Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Polygondwanaland

At the end of last year, the Australian psych-rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard made a grand and absurd pronouncement: They would release…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2017 - 11:27 am

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Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Before I Wake

"This past year has been extremely hard for me," Kamaiyah wrote in an Instagram caption on the day that she released her new Before I
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2017 - 10:28 am

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Album Of The Week: Quicksand Interiors

There's a certain bass sound that will always recall the early '90s. It's a fat, distorted rumble, a sandworm throb. It's angular and unpredictable, but…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2017 - 11:56 am

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Album Of The Week: Converge The Dusk In Us

The first time I ever saw anyone do a backflip in a moshpit was at a Converge show. The Boston hardcore veterans have always been…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2017 - 11:14 am

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Album Of The Week: Julien Baker Turn Out The Lights

There's a part in "Turn Out The Lights," the title track from Julien Baker's second album, that I wish I could grind into dust, dissolve…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2017 - 11:56 am

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Album Of The Week: Bell Witch Mirror Reaper

There's precedent -- not a lot, but some. In 1996, the California doom metal trio Sleep put together Dopesmoker, a whole album that consisted of…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2017 - 9:55 am

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Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice

A working theory: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile recorded a whole album together mostly just so they'd have an excuse to hang out. It's hard…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2017 - 12:03 pm

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Album Of The Week: Kelela Take Me Apart

"Hold up, wait / You fucking with my groove," Kelela murmurs on "Frontline," the opening track from her new album Take Me Apart. For Kelela,…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2017 - 11:48 am

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Album Of The Week: Propagandhi Victory Lap

If you were going to grow a pop-punk voice in a lab, you couldn't do much better than Chris Hannah, the man who has led…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2017 - 1:06 pm

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Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss

There are weeks when the "Album Of The Week" idea seems entirely ridiculous and insufficient, when there are so many great records flooding in that…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2017 - 1:01 pm

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Album Of The Week: Havah Contravveleno

Fascism came back. The past year and a half has been a strange time in human history, when voters across Europe and North America showed…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2017 - 12:20 pm

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Album Of The Week: Zola Jesus Okovi

Seven or eight years ago, I saw Nika Roza Danilova lift a mace over her head in a Chicago bar, and the image has stayed…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2017 - 10:58 am

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Album Of The Week: Hercules & Love Affair Omnion

Nine years after "Blind," when you look up Hercules & Love Affair on any streaming service, most of the top results are going to be…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2017 - 11:39 am
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