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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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Album Of The Week: James Elkington Wintres Woma

Wintres Woma, the first solo album from the Chicago-based English guitarist James Elkington, opens with a display of raw technique that's enough to leave you…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 10:57 am

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Album Of The Week: Young Thug Beautiful Thugger Girls

Twenty-five seconds into his new album Beautiful Thugger Girls, Young Thug lets it go. He's been singing over a faraway whistle and a lightly strummed…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2017 - 10:32 am

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Album Of The Week: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound

Jason Isbell seems like the sort of person who looks you in the eye when he talks to you. In his songs, Isbell says exactly…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2017 - 12:26 pm

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Album Of The Week: Big Thief Capacity

The world is not exactly suffering from a drought of vaguely rootsy, slightly folk-influenced indie rock bands. There are a lot of those motherfuckers out…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2017 - 10:38 am

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Album Of The Week: Elder Reflections Of A Floating World

We tend to think of Conan The Barbarian as a big, dumb fucker with a sword. But Conan was something else, too. Robert E. Howard,…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2017 - 11:26 am

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Album Of The Week: The I.L.Y’s Bodyguard

Death Grips have to be the most love-it-or-hate-it proposition on the musical landscape today. If you're not a fan -- and I'm not -- then…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2017 - 10:53 am

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Album Of The Week: The Mountain Goats Goths

A couple of months ago, John Darnielle published a book about darkness. Universal Harvester is either the Mountain Goats frontman's second novel or his third,…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2017 - 10:55 am

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Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant

Have you ever been through rock-show fatigue? It's happened to me a couple of times. Here's how it happens: It's, let's say, a Tuesday night,…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2017 - 11:41 am

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Album Of The Week: Perfume Genius No Shape

No Shape kicks off with a truly magical moment. Opening track "Otherside" begins with the steady plink of a piano as Mike Hadreas' warm and…
James Rettig | May 2, 2017 - 11:13 am
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