Rock

Interiors

Quicksand: Interiors

It's weird that so many of the ghosts from our rock and roll past have come back to haunt us over the past few years. I mean "haunt" is a tough word, but what e...
All Belief is Paradise

Fits: All Belief is Paradise

Fits, uh, fits in this nice little corner of my listening habits: the short-ass LP that I can put on when I get in the car, or get on the train and run through ...
Cry Cry Cry

Wolf Parade: Cry Cry Cry

I can’t remember how many years I’ve been listening to Wolf Parade, though it seems like forever. I look back on the 90s and think, “Yeah, of course I was heari...
Minimum R&B

The Dirty Nil: Minimum R&B

This is the shit that makes me angry about modern "rock" music. Angry that all that alt-folk, drowned-in-reverb garbage can still appear under the rock banner w...
Guppy

Charly Bliss: Guppy

Sometimes there is only so much peer pressure a guy can take before he breaks. And so it went with Charlie Bliss' new album, Guppy. Donald Trump was even suppla...
Hot Thoughts

Spoon: Hot Thoughts

Spoon is a band I've been listening to for years. I've seen them live and created playlists on Apple Music and its predecessors that I just throw on shuffle and...
Goodness

The Hotelier: Goodness

Let's talk about spoken-word shit. Actually, let's not talk about spoken-word shit. Even if The Hotelier somehow thinks this most high school of emotive communi...
The Dream Is Over

PUP: The Dream Is Over

Rocking and roiling punk noise from up North of the border is honestly on my list of things that make me consistently happy. And, on this front, PUP fulfills. T...
Return to Love

LVL UP: Return to Love

I believe this is the second LVL UP album I've reviewed in 2016, but why not stick with what you like, right? That said, I loved that first album, 2014's Hoodwi...