Album Reviews

Spoon: Hot Thoughts

Spoon is a band I’ve been listening to for years. I’ve seen them live and created playlists on Apple Music and its predecessors that…

The Hotelier: Goodness

Let’s talk about spoken-word shit. Actually, let’s not talk about spoken-word shit. Even if The Hotelier somehow thinks this most high school of emotive…

PUP: The Dream Is Over

Rocking and roiling punk noise from up North of the border is honestly on my list of things that make me consistently happy. And,…

LVL UP: Return to Love

I believe this is the second LVL UP album I’ve reviewed in 2016, but why not stick with what you like, right? That said,…

Pixies: Head Carrier

Pixies are a pretty large touchstone for me in my musical evolution. It honestly started back in 1989 with Doolittle, and I subsequently, and…

Hockey Dad: Boronia

There is nothing more exuberant on this planet than young Australian dudes. Hockey Dad, indeed a couple of teenagers from New South Wales, are…

Camp Cope: Camp Cope

Jesus, I just want this album on repeat in my head all day long. No, Camp Cope isn’t some horrible MTV rehab show hosted…

LVL UP: Hoodwink’d

When I first saw this band, technically on the undercard with Pinegrove at a show I was to attend in Montclair, NJ, all I…

Pinegrove: Cardinal

Dateline Montclair, NJ. Home to Stephen Colbert, media types and hippies of all stripes. An ethnically and economically diverse NYC-adjacent commuter town filled with…

The Bolshoi: Friends

If the Internet existed in its current form back in 1986 when this album came out, this would have appeared in the “If you…