Album Reviews

CHECK OUT THE ALBUMS THAT HAVE LEFT MR. H WITH PERMANENT HEARING LOSS IN HIS LEFT EAR, BUT A SONG IN HIS HEART.

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 ABBA may be...
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 albu...
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 don't recall the con...
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. And without even really bei...
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 Mike Eagle and ...
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 album and dismissing it ...
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 punk band. Bu...
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 that little switch that auto-flipp...
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 album loads pop gem after po...
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 execution of it. I want to hug the band and thank th...