Albums Of The Week: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Live In Milwaukee...

First and foremost among today's Bandcamp Friday essentials (in my house, at any rate): The latest live missive from the Australia's mighty psychedelic rock gods King Gizzard and the...

Phantom Planet | Devastator

This is one of those albums that was originally slated to come out back in May. Then it dropped off the schedule and into limbo. Apparently at some point...

Rewinding October | The Top Rap & Hip-Hop

Between one thing and another, I haven't had time to check out a lot of new rap and hip-hop albums this month. Hell, I still haven't found time to...

Classic Album Review: Crash Test Dummies | I Don’t Care That You Don’t Mind

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing): When is a Crash...

Albums Of The Week: Sonic Youth | Live In Kyiv, Ukraine 1989

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Riding on the wave of the critical success of Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth's first foray into the former USSR came in April of 1989 with...

Albums Of The Week: Onipa | Tapes Of Utopia

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Tapes Of Utopia brilliantly showcases Onipa’s crossover appeal, full of danceable grooves alongside politically astute lyricism. The legendary Tony Allen features on Chicken No Dey Fly,...

Gang of Four | This Heaven Gives Me Migraine

WHO ARE THEY? The legendary British post-punk survivors who first formed in 1976, borrowed their handle from a Chinese political faction, and gave the world slashing, sharp-angled classics like...

Albums Of The Week: Imagine Dragons | Mercury Act 1

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Imagine Dragons teamed up with esteemed producer Rick Rubin to create Mercury Act 1, a candid album that abandons metaphorically charged lyrics and instead embraces...

Submission Accomplished | Six Standouts From the Digital Mailbag

Thanks to the inexplicable popularity of my Submit Music page, I always have albums, EPs, singles and videos stacked up like virtual cordwood, awaiting my perusal. Here are the...

Albums Of The Week: The OBGMs | The Ends

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “This is rock music that hits differently. It’s Kurt Cobain shit. It’s Jimi Hendrix shit. It’s the Steve Jobs of this rock shit.” That’s vocalist/guitarist Densil...

Classic Album Review: Mushroomhead | XX

This came out in 2002 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   You gotta feel sorry...

Larkin Poe | Self Made Man

Reverence or reinvention? That is the question — the eternal question — for artists trying to work and create in traditional genres. But few solve the problem as creatively...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 24-30 • The Short List: 4 Releases Besides...

The biggest album of the week — as far as the pop charts and youngsters are concerned, anyway — will doubtlessly be Katy Perry’s sixth studio release Smile. And...

Classic Album Review: Janis Joplin | Love, Janis

This came out in 2001 – or at least that's when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):   There’s a fine line...

Playing Catch-Up | Six Recent Albums You Should Hear

There have been so many albums released lately — and more importantly, so many good albums — that I can't keep up with them all. After all, I am just...

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