Category: REVIEWS

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Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse “Strangers to Ourselves” Epic Growing up a young punk rocker in the early 90s in the Pacific North West, specifically the cultural wasteland known as northern Idaho, the only two bands who...

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Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius “Too Bright” Matador This is the third album from Perfume Genius, who is Mike Hadreas, a Seattle songwriter. I’m may be a little late to this party, but hey, at least I...

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The Dwarves

Just when you were starting to lose faith in rock n’ roll, Blag The Ripper and his almighty Dwarves show up on the scene with their ninth (and dare I say) their best album...

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Purity Ring

Purity Ring “Another Eternity” 4AD So, this one time, I took a bath with Purity Ring. No, don’t ask me how it happened. The whole thing is a blur to me, too. I’d been...

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Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance” Matador So, apparently, Belle & Sebastian are still doing music. News to me, man! File that under “Shit I Did Not Expect to Be True,”...

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Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin “Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 EP” Warp You waited 14 years for a new Aphex Twin record and last year homeboy finally dropped Syro. Well, wake up cuz three days ago...

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Panda Bear

Panda Bear “Meets the Grim Reaper” Domino   If you’re calling yourself “Panda Bear,” and you’re not doing it because you’re paid to be a sports mascot or the new neighbor on Sesame Street,...

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Nickelback

Nickelback “No Fixed Address” Republic If you’re like most people, hating Nickelback is something of a social necessity. You can respect someone in every other way but if it’s revealed at any point that...

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Dej Loaf

Dej Loaf “Try Me” single This songs been on repeat since it came into my life last week. With it’s slowed down beats and Dej Loaf’s raw-as-fuck lyrics, “Try Me” is infectious. Dej Loaf...

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Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins “Drum + Fife” Single BMG Records This is the third single to be released from Billy’s forthcoming Smashing Pumpkin record. A couple weeks ago I reviewed “One And All” and maybe...

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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris “Motion” Columbia I’m not too big on DJs so I figured I’d just listen to one song from this album and review that. I just didn’t wanna bite off more than I...

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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins “One And All” single BMG “One And All” is the second single that’s been released from the upcoming “Monuments to an Elegy” album from The Smashing Pumpkin. I left the S off...

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Dirt Dress

Dirt Dress Revelations EP Future Gods / Lollipop Records Well, from the sounds of this new EP the LA post-punker’s known as Dirt Dress have done grown up! Gone is the band that was...

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The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips “With a Little Help From My Fwends” Warner Bros. I can’t stand The Flaming Lips. I think they’re boring, abuse gimmicks, are massive dorks, their music has zero balls, zero angst...

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Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore “The Best Day” Matador Growing up a white teenager who was into underground music in the 90s, it really felt like you were supposed to like Sonic Youth. If you were into...

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Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan Band “Pantom Radio” Vagrant Records Weird, Vagrant Records put this out? Since when have they attempted to put out good records? I applaud their efforts. Lemme start this off by saying that...

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Shellac

Shellac “Dude Incredible” Touch And Go Where has the bloody time gone? Has it really been seven years since that last Shellac record? And has it really been fourteen years since their career highlight...

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Earth

Earth Primitive And Deadly Southern Lord Earth has been standing on the periphery of metal for as long as I can remember. Sure, their early works could be argued into the doom metal genre,...