Lo-Fi

Snares Like a Haircut

No Age: Snares Like a Haircut

I’ve been less than kind in my past mentions of No Age. I’ve blamed them for the drowned-in-fuzz aesthetic that came about in the late aughts that kind of swamped...
Mellow Gold

Beck: Mellow Gold

Starting with one of the greatest opening tracks ever, "Loser" sets the tone for an album that spans genres and breaks with the convention of what funk, hip-hop...
Sebadoh III

Sebadoh: Sebadoh III

This is the first Sebadoh album I owned, though not their first. It starts with one of the better "fuck you" songs to an ex-bandmate ever: "The Freed Pig." Clea...
Carnival Boy

Tobin Sprout: Carnival Boy

There's no mistaking this for anything else but a Guided by Voices solo project. Granted Tobin Sprout just doesn't have the swagger in his music that Bob Pollar...
Kid Marine

Robert Plolard: Kid Marine

This album starts off with "Submarine Teams," which features some sort of weird thing going on throughout the song that sounds like some crazy person shivering....
Waved Out

Robert Pollard: Waved Out

Another album of Pollard doing his thing. This, his sophomore solo effort, is a little less hissy than his debut, having a more fleshed out sound, but still fol...
Propeller

Guided by Voices: Propeller

Sigh. This is going to be a pretty crazy undertaking, going through GBV's entire discography (or at least the one's I own). This debut starts it off with a blas...