Rammstein | Untitled

WHO ARE THEY? The unrepentantly provocative and pyromaniacal Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) stormtroopers from Berlin. WHAT IS THIS? Their seventh studio release and their first album in a...

Interpol | A Fine Mess

WHO ARE THEY? The enduring New York post-punk outfit that's somehow managed to remain reasonably cool after more than 20 years together. WHAT IS THIS? An EP of leftover tracks...

Wu-Tang Clan | Of Mics and Men (Music From The Showtime Documentary Series)

WHO ARE THEY? The legendary Staten Island rap crew whose nine members are celebrating nearly three decades together — and I bet you still can't name them all. WHAT IS...

The National | I Am Easy to Find

WHO ARE THEY? That Cincinnati indie-rock band all your coolest friends worship — but you've never really been able to get into them no matter how hard you try...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From May 14, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, Echo & The Bunnymen and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to...

Beamer Wigley | I Knew: Exclusive Video Premiere

Beamer Wigley proves that nice guys don't always finish last in his sophomore single and video I Knew — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. "When I first heard this song, it...

Next Week in Music | May 13-19 • 110 New Releases Headed Your Way

There are more than 110 albums, EPs and singles being released next week. And yeah, I know that Carly Rae Jepsen’s Dedicated and DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd are...

Next Week in Music | May 13-19, 2019 • New Books

A magazine retrospective, a country-music memoir, an engineer's recollections, an extensive classic album review and something to play around with: Here are the memoirs and other music-related books due...

Next Week in Music | May 13-19, 2019 • Music on TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube. Of course, everything...

Sad Planets | Akron, Ohio

Semi-supergroup alert: Sad Planets co-stars Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and indie-rock singer-guitarist MVP John Petkovic of Cobra Verde, Guided By Voices, Sweet Apple and assorted other bands. So...

A.A. Bondy | Enderness

Every decade or so, A.A. Bondy gives himself a sonic equivalent of a haircut — whether he needs it or not. Back in the late ’90s when he was...

Tanika Charles | The Gumption

Tanika Charles is a graduate of the old school. That much was obvious from the Canadian soul power's acclaimed and award-nominated 2016 debut Soul Run. For her sequel The...

Whitesnake | Flesh & Blood

Here they go again. Eight years after their last album of original material — and four after frontman David Coverdale revisited his too-brief mid-’70s Deep Purple days on the...

Daddy Long Legs | Lowdown Ways

How do you like your blues? Gritty and greasy? Dirty and nasty? Ragged and rambunctious? You've come to the right place, daddy-o. Gonzo Brooklyn blues-punk throwback trio Daddy Long...

Charly Bliss | Young Enough

Second blast, just like the last. Except better. Brooklyn foursome Charly Bliss’s 2017 debut disc Guppy garnered near-universal praise and landed on plenty of year-end lists thanks to its...

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