Category: REVIEWS

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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,...

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YOB

YOB Clearing The Path To Ascend Neurot Recordings When the metal world focuses their adoration on a band, telling them you’re not crazy about it is much like telling your fiancée you hate his/her...

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J Mascis

J Mascis Tied To A Star Sub Pop Dinosaur JR used to be an ear-bleeding experiment in pop songs played through fuzzed out guitars, with the amps turned to such a level that their...

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Pallbearer

Pallbearer Foundations Of Burden Profound Lore Records The underground metal elite have been enthralled with Pallbearer since their 2010 three-song demo, but most of the world got punched in the face with their 2012...

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Melvins

Melvins Hold It In Ipecac Records You have to hand it to the Melvins; they just don’t give a fuck. Bands tend to start out experimental, and then move into their signature sound. From...

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Cerebral Ballzy

Cerebral Ballzy “Jaded And Faded” Cult Records The Sophomore Record is the true test of a band’s merit. To either show they weren’t fucking around or they should be booted from your playlist, the...

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin “I”, “II” & “III” Remastered Atlantic/Swan Song Hearing these new remastered versions (mainly “II” & “III”) with bonus tracks was all it took to remind me how much I love Led Zeppelin....

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Swans

Swans “To Be Kind” Young God Records Finally! Something with some fuckin’ substance around here for once! I gotta say, Michael Gira you sure make getting older look alright. You gotta give it up...

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Pixies

The Pixies “Indie Cindy” Pixiesmusic The Pixies always sounded like the 90s to me, even though their two best records were made in the 80s… eh, go figure! Even now, on this return album...

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The Horrors

  The Horrors “Luminous” XL Recordings   I’m going to go ahead and call this one further proof of the notion that there’s a certain level of wealth/success at which the people around you just...

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart “Days of  Abandon” Yebo Music The Pains of Being Pure at Heart hit my radar a few years ago, with their 2009 s/t debut.  My girl introduced...

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Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma “Howlin” Future Classic / Mom + Pop Music It’s pretty rare these days that a new band strikes my fancy as hard as this Australian trio has done this year with their...

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Cologne Tape

Cologne Tape “Render” (Mini LP) Magazine Cologne Tape are somewhat of a European electronic supercollective from what I understand if you are clued into this world… which I can’t claim to full be. All...

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The Casket Girls

The Casket Girls “True Love Kills The Fairy Tale” (Graveface Records) It’s been less than 2 years since The Casket Girls have enslaved me with their surreal, hypnotic dreampop. From the moment I saw...

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Pharrell WIlliams

Pharrell Williams “G I R L” Columbia So, Pharrell has a new solo album out now. It’s called “G I R L.” I haven’t figured out yet what the acronym G I R L...

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Beck

Beck “Morning Phase” Capitol Records Hi, I’m Meathead. I haven’t written for this website in a while, because I forgot my WordPress password and I also forgot Buddyhead existed. My bad. Anyway, Jesus came...

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire “Reflektor” Merge So I’ve been meaning to review this record for a while now (considering everyone seems to be shitting their pants over these Canadians), but let’s get real… who really has...