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Phoenix

Pedro the Lion: Phoenix

I've always been a little weirded out by Dave Bazan's Christianity and the kind of pigeonholing of Pedro the Lion as a "Christian" band. After all, that's not my...
POST-

Jeff Rosenstock: POST-

Do you think this is what Andrew W.K. was originally aiming for? Sorry, I just had to sneak in another AWK reference in a review to meet my annual quota. That g...
Two

Owls: Two

I'm ok with lead singers who don't have the greatest of voices. But this is really pushing it. I knew from Cap'n Jazz and the first Owls album, but I figured in...
Movie Music, Vol. 1

Braid: Movie Music, Vol. 1

Singles collections can't really be judged in the same light as full LPs. This one is no exception, but it serves its purpose grandly. Chronologically sequenced...
Post-Nothing

Japandroids: Post-Nothing

If you don't get into this, you must have lead in your butthole. Fuzzy rock and roll goodness (but not as fuzzed out as that overrated No Age crap) hearkens bac...
31 Knots

31 Knots: Talk Like Blood

Employing some theatrics, and a whole bunch of technical proficiency, 31 Knots escapes the math rock pitfall of being too clean and meticulous. They're not afra...