On their third album in as many years, Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss took the lo-fi indie rock sound pioneered by the likes of Bikini Kill, Sonic Youth and themselves just a few years earlier and pushed it to previously unimaginable heights – all without losing the homespun, scrappy charm that had defined…
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Throwback Review | ‘Historian’: Lucy Dacus
The cover of Lucy Dacus’s sophomore album depicts a character floating above the mountains with a giant speech bubble protruding from their mouth – as if the weight lifted from letting go of all of their suppressed thoughts and feelings has made them weightless. Dacus was just 21 years old when she released Historian, yet…
‘Crash’ Review | Largely Successful Reversion to Mainstream Pop
Crash is a lovingly crafted pop album that despite the occasional mis-step never feels rushed or half-hearted
Throwback Review | The Indomitable American Water
Nearly a quarter-century after it’s release, American Water remains a blueprint for a world more tolerating of everything weird and wonderful
REVIEW | ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain…’: Pristinely Beautiful
Big Thief’s sprawling new double album confronts both the highest stakes and the most mundane circumstances. All of it is tied together by Adrianne Lenker’s fantastic lyricism.
REVIEW | ‘Pompeii’: Pristine Art Pop
Cate Le Bon’s pristine new album is as much about falling apart as it is about piecing yourself back together afterwards
(Must-Listen) Review: Black Country, New Road Create A Modern Classic
Black Country, New Road’s sophomore album is a deeply audacious effort that seems all but guaranteed to become a cult classic.
World Without Tears Review: Lucinda Williams Dark Masterpiece
Leaning more heavily into rock traditions than her past releases, and embracing a more sobering worldview, World Without Tears is Lucinda Williams’ dark masterpiece.
‘Funeral’ Review: A Deserved Indie Landmark
Arcade’s Fire 2004 classic is a bracing showcase of near-perfect rock music
Caprisongs Review: FKA Twigs Finds Magic in New Format
Twigs first mixtape to date is surprisingly light and care-free, yet is nearly always worthy of close listening