Album Reviews

NehruvianDoom

NehruvianDOOM: NehruvianDOOM

I am a sucker for a certain era of rap. It’s mostly early nineties into the mid-nineties. The rappers back then decided that because they’re…

Friends

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 like…

Mable

Spraynard: Mable

Hell yeah, pop punk! I mean, you got the fill-filled drumming, the slide on the guitar and the drop-out with the bass thump. And the…

Blowout

The So So Glos: Blowout

Recommended on a Podcast by Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus, I can’t believe I never heard these guys prior to getting that mention. After all,…

Neurotica

Redd Kross: Neurotica

Man how I loved this album back in 1987 when it came out. It was fresh and fun and, best of all, it rocked. It’s…

Feedomr

Refused: Freedom

In the world of Swedish hardcore, Refused are king. Of course they’re the only Swedish hardcore I’ve ever heard. And, with the exception of a-ha and…

This Is the Voice

Agent Orange: This Is the Voice

I remember listening to this album as a teenager and wishing I’d wake up in my Southern California home as a better skater. I just…

Return to the Moon

EL VY: Return to the Moon

From the minds of two different but equally wonderful in their own way bands, The National, Menomena and Ramona Falls comes the new Julian Casablancas solo album! Wait,…

Permanence

No Devotion: Permanence

I was pretty psyched to hear this album when one of my more trusted ex-music critics turned podcaster mentioned it one of his broadcasts. I…

Yours Dreamily

The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily

I remember the first time I heard The Black Keys. It kinda blew my mind, truth be told. I played Thickfreakness over and over again….

Dark Comedy

Open Mike Eagle: Dark Comedy

A better name than Childish Gambino, Open Mike Eagle didn’t actually use a Wu-Tang Name Generator to create his stage name. His name is actually…

V

Wavves: V

Admittedly I miss bands every once in a while. Ok, very often. Sometimes it’s just me listening to a track or partial track of a band’s…

Key Markets

Sleaford Mods: Key Markets

Bah, this shite is fookin crazy! It’s like McLusky, The Streets, Art Brut, PIL and Begbie from Trainspotting all got together and started a fookin…

Infected

The The: Infected

I remember sitting in a hotel room in Israel listening to this album over and over on my Walkman. It was easy; I just flipped…

Turkey

Mike Krol: Turkey

Jay Reatard may be gone but his spirit lives on in the disturbingly manic Mike Krol. Clocking in at a mere 18 minutes, his 10-track…

High

Royal Headache: High

I am so in love with this album it’s ridiculous. I am in love with the concept of it. I am in love with the…