Album Of The Week

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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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Album Of The Week: EMA Exile In The Outer Ring

Erika M. Anderson has now spent a solid decade getting us ready for this historical moment. Back in 2007, Gowns, the noisy drone-folk trio that…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2017 - 12:05 pm

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Album Of The Week: Rainer Maria S/T

Once upon a time, a band could name itself after a 19th century Austrian modernist poet without coming across precious. The members of a band…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2017 - 11:27 am

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Album Of The Week: Downtown Boys Cost Of Living

On their 2015 sophomore LP, Providence punks Downtown Boys throttled authority with a saxophone by their side. The album was called Full Communism, and it…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2017 - 12:06 pm

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Album Of The Week: Girl Ray Earl Grey

In 1986, the British music magazine NME released the cassette-only compilation C86, a collection of songs by indie bands from across the UK. The bands…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2017 - 11:28 am

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Album Of The Week: Vic Mensa The Autobiography

When Vic Mensa bounded onstage in Chicago last week, he was a rock star. Maybe this is a Chicago-specific thing. When I saw Mensa open…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2017 - 11:26 am

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Album Of The Week: Dizzee Rascal Raskit

It hasn't been easy to sell out in this century, but Dizzee Rascal pulled it off. Dizzee first came to international attention at the age…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2017 - 10:05 am

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Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm

We don't deserve the Crutchfields. These two Alabama-raised, Philadelphia-based twin sisters are so beyond the rest of the indie rock world that it's not even…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2017 - 11:03 am

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Album Of The Week: Toro Y Moi Boo Boo

Out on the road today, I saw a Memory Tapes sticker on a Cadillac. Little voice inside my head said don't look back, you can…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2017 - 2:13 pm
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