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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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Album Of The Week: Years & Years Palo Santo

In 1987, the Pet Shop Boys got a UK #1 with "It's A Sin," which, despite plenty of competition, might be pop music's definitive Catholic-guilt…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2018 - 11:20 am

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Album Of The Week: Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears

They're kids! That was the general tenor of the discussion around the UK duo Let's Eat Grandma two years ago, when they released their debut…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2018 - 1:05 pm

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Album Of The Week: Dark Thoughts At Work

A funny thing about punk rock: It's always been pastiche. The Stooges ground up hammerhead Detroit hard rock with Doors-ian self-laceration and free jazz's embrace…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2018 - 10:01 am

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Album Of The Week: Petal Magic Gone

Last year, Nazis and white supremacists rioted in the streets of the small Southern city where I've lived for the past six years. They killed…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2018 - 12:25 pm

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Album Of The Week: Flasher Constant Image

If you would like to know how it feels to have your brain lining peeled like a grape, spend a few days in our nation's…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2018 - 11:16 am

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Album Of The Week: Oneohtrix Point Never Age Of

Two years ago, Daniel Lopatin was the last person onstage at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Someone at the festival had booked Lopatin's Oneohtrix Point Never…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2018 - 11:59 am
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