Album Reviews

Jar of Flies

Alice In Chains: Jar of Flies

Ah, you gotta love any album that starts with the talk box. The first of Alice in Chains more mellow, acoustic based EPs, this is…

Dirt

Alice In Chains: Dirt

A classic album of the grunge era, Dirt made me feel, well, dirty. It may have been the fact I was almost always covered in…

Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains: Alice in Chains

What the fuck happened to this dog’s leg? It must have chewed off its own appendage to get away from Layne Staley’s whining. Yeah, life…

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…