Album Reviews

New Wave

Against Me!: New Wave

Perhaps this is just a window into my nature, but I like a little bit of irony in my music. I’ve always found overly earnest…

None Shall Pass

Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass

“Puppies pushing sniffles?” I’m not sure what it means, but I love this album. Dark and dense, but also bumping and artistic. This kind of…

Labor Days

Aesop Rock: Labor Days

Despite the incredible density of Aesop’s rhyme style, I never seem to get sick of his twisted twistiness. In an age of crap-ass Casio keyboard…

Bazooka Tooth

Aesop Rock: Bazooka Tooth

Whut in thee hell? I honestly have no idea what this kook is talking about (like the album title, Bazooka Tooth, isn’t clue enough) but…

Dr. Lecter

Action Bronson: Dr. Lecter

Nothing like a giant fat white guy who sounds just like Ghostface to bring a smile to your face. Well, Ghostface minus the sensitive latter…

Separation Anxieties

12 Rods: Separation Anxieties

I remember seeking out this album after reading an amazing review on Pitchfork–and then I realized I found the right band, but the wrong album…

Departing

The Rural Alberta Advantage: Departing

I honestly cannot stop listening to this album. That doesn’t happen often for me. Less outgoing than their last album, this one is a more spare, wintery affair with the same awesome up front production that manages to feature Jeff Mangum-like vocals, absolutely…

Cymbals Eat Guitars: Lose

I still hate the name of this band. Granted it’s better than Diarrhea Planet, Ugly Kid Joe or 4 Non Blondes. But barely. Luckily their…