Post-Punk Revival

Angles

The Strokes: Angles

I know there's been Strokes backlash, and it's now de reguere to hate on privileged hipsters everywhere, but why can't it just be about the music? Ignore the je...
Interpol

Interpol: Interpol

I will not apologize for enjoying Interpol albums. Not that anybody has asked me to, but there seems to be something almost unsavory about admitting the joy in ...
Expo 86

Wolf Parade: Expo 86

This is certainly Wolf Parade's most straightforward album, less moaning and broken gears and almost hopeful in its vibrancy. Hell, the second track on the albu...
You & I

Cut Off Your Hands: You & I

This album took a few listens before I could truly appreciate its poppiness. I mean poppiness in a weird Smiths / Pinkerton-era Weezer kind of way. If that comb...
Hello

The Capes: Hello

Do you like your music catchy and you accents super-ridiculously ridiculous? So poppy it's almost jokey, the album doesn't quite cross the line into kitsch, but...
Capture/Release

The Rakes: Capture/Release

Fooook, this shite is hot! This definitely is at the top of my 2006 list so far. Falling somewhere between the Brit snot rock of Art Brut and the raw energy of ...
Silent Alarm

Bloc Party: Silent Alarm

No, but seriously, the first time I heard this album I almost shat myself. The opening drums on “Like Eating Glass” made me want to pummel something--and appare...