Review: Floss

Review: Floss Injury Reserve, 2016 My love for Live From The Dentist’s Office is well documented on this site, although I have to admit I was hesitant for a number of reasons to get my hopes up for Injury Reserve’s sophomore record (despite having arguably the greatest album artwork of 2016). Firstly let’s acknowledge that […]

Review: Devil Music

Review: The Men Devil Music (2016) For reasons I can’t explain, The Men have chosen to go back to basics. Devil Music is the band’s sixth full length release since 2010, and it features music that is tense and wirey in ways that indicate The Men have perhaps finally figured out what their “basics” exactly are. […]

Review: MY WOMAN

Review: MY WOMAN Angel Olsen, 2016 On Stereogum’s list of the top 10 songs of summer for 2016, some natural oddities floated to the surface. After all, this isn’t a poll of radio jockeys or show promoters, this is a survey of music fans who are aware of both the cultures tastes and the history […]

Review: Episodic

Review: Episodic Field Mouse, 2016 In 2014, director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) released a film called Men, Women & Children. The cast of the movie was, at the very least, impressive, featuring Emma Thompson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, J.K. Simmons, Judy Greer, and the rarely-dramatic Adam Sandler, yet, the film was a […]

Review: The Life of Pablo

Review: The Life of Pablo Kanye West, 2016 It’s almost masterful how inseparable Kanye West made his public persona and his music over the month leading up to the release of his seventh full length LP, The Life of Pablo. How would anyone be able to separate the details of his life and the music he creates, […]

Review: A Moon Shaped Pool

Review: A Moon Shaped Pool Radiohead, 2016 Love them or hate them, Radiohead’s influence on rock, alternative rock, electronica and experimental music cannot be denied. I’ve long argued that their critics over the years have stemmed from two places: those hating the progress of their music, and those hating the sheer idea of Radiohead. For […]

Review: Anti

Review: Anti Rihanna, 2016 Anticipation is a fickle thing, mostly because it centers around absence, and ultimately disregards the quality of the thing we’re anticipating. In its most basic and primitive form, the idea of anticipation hinges on the culture at large to come together and rally. For huge pop sensations like Taylor Swift or […]

Review: Not To Disappear

Review: Not To Disappear Daughter, 2016 Daughter are hardly the kind of band that warrant social media trending or big album rollouts, but the lack of buzz surrounding their new 2016 album Not To Disappear is somewhat baffling. Considering the number of people I know that claim to be “Daughter Fans,” it seems like I […]

Review: ★ (BLACKSTAR) by David Bowie

Review: Blackstar David Bowie, 2016 There’s an important moment that always stuck with me during writer Chuck Klosterman’s interview with LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy at the beginning of the documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits, and I think in light of recent events, it’s important to begin this review by quoting it: Murphy: “…you […]

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