Niggght | Violent Delicacy

Yeah, that's right: Three Gs. You got something to say about that, spelling police? Take it up with this Montreal electro-doom blues duo — if you've got the stones....

The Sh-Booms | The Blurred Odyssey

Soul power. As Mr. James Brown informed us way back in the day, it's what you need. What you want. What you got to have. Unfortunately, it's also what...

American Football | American Football (LP3)

Slow and steady win the race. Until they don't. Beloved Midwestern emo stalwarts American Football have long been poster boys for the former concept — after breaking up following the...

Luther Dickinson & Sisters of the Strawberry Moon | Solstice

Collaboration has always been the creative swizzle stick that stirs Luther Dickinson’s musical drink. Over the decades, the singer-guitarist and frontman of North Mississippi Allstars has lent his time...

Orville Peck | Pony

This is not your mom's Masked Singer. Unless your mom is way cooler than I think she is. For those who haven't been paying attention, newcomer Orville Peck has...

Lambchop | This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You)

The news is fake but the drugs are real. Watching surfers while sitting in a Mexican restaurant bar can be amazing. And Michael Jackson would like to inform you...

Strand of Oaks | Eraserland

"I gotta get my shit together before I'm 40," Timothy Showalter sings partway through his latest Strand of Oaks album. He needn't worry. Based on this monumental and magnificent...

Avey Tare | Cows on Hourglass Pond

Animal Collective have never really been my musical drug of choice. And I've sampled more than enough to acquire the habit — I've reviewed most of their major releases...

Mötley Crüe | The Dirt Soundtrack

Let's be honest: That new Netflix biopic of Mötley Crüe looks like it's going to be hilariously and spectacularly shitty. Which is precisely why I'm going to be watching...

Spiral Stairs | We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized

No matter how hard they try, Pavement co-founders Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg just can't get away from each other. Last week, the former released his latest solo set,...

Jenny Lewis | On the Line

Jenny Lewis is in good company. For her fourth solo album On The Line, the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman is backed by a VIP roster of talent that includes...

Playing Catchup | Three Recent Gems You Might Have Missed

Every week I get way more music than I can review. So whenever I get a minute, I try to go back and get caught up on some recent...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From March 19, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince Paul, Overkill and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to...

Black Bombaim | Zone of Resident Bodies

Three has always been the magic number for Black Bombaim. But the Portuguese psychedelic-stoner-prog instrumental power trio take it to another level on their half-dozenth release Zone of Resident...

The Comet is Coming | Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery

Space may be the final frontier, if you're a Trekker. Or the place, if you believe Sun Ra. But really, it's just the starting point for The Comet is...

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