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By Rory McCluckie · 02 September 2014
On Picture You Staring, TOPS have hardly gone anywhere new – but when they’re already in such a sweetly agreeable place, why on earth should they?
By Robert Whitfield · 01 September 2014
Blonde Redhead are back with their ninth album Barragán, and it could be one of the best releases yet.
By Staff · 29 August 2014
The last month of summer comes with a feast of fantastic albums, from the macabre mood board of The Wytches to the shambolic garage-pop of Beach Day.
By Barnabas Abraham · 29 August 2014
Ty Segall has made his best record yet, as Manipulator finally proves he is one of the most important artists around today.
By Ian Cory · 28 August 2014
While better than most of Opeth's recent efforts, Pale Communion is ultimately still a lesser work by a band formerly capable of masterpieces.
By Ray Finlayson · 28 August 2014
Only a few moments shine on Casey Jack's self-titled debut, largely in part because Jack and his band don't seem to have that much to say.
By Robert Whitfield · 27 August 2014
Through pure brute force, The Bug deliver some truly speaker-obliterating beats on Angels & Devils.
By Ryo Miyauchi · 26 August 2014
Green Language sees Rustie demonstrating a new maturity and restraint, teasing out his tricks instead of blowing up all his fireworks in one go.
By Ray Finlayson · 26 August 2014
Cold Specks is back with Neuroplasticity, and it finds her in a new musical setting, one which she both revels in and struggles with throughout the record.
By Brian Peterson · 25 August 2014
On Sparks, Imogen Heap never settles for a nickel-worth song structure when a dollar one will do — the result is impressively dizzying when it works, but also unavoidably piecemeal.
By Rory McCluckie · 22 August 2014
JJ lose focus with their third record, V, and dig up familiar sounds in a misguided attempt to relive their salad days.
By Robert Whitfield · 21 August 2014
In Meshes of Voice, Jenny Hval & Susanna create an extraordinary album that stands up as one of the strongest records in either musician’s catalog.
By Ray Finlayson · 20 August 2014
Dan Boeckner puts his heart into whatever he touches, and the 20 minutes of material from EP1 shows his approach toward Operators is no different.
By Ray Finlayson · 19 August 2014
Pillage & Plunder's debut album, The Show Must Go Wrong, is a fun, rambunctious, strange ride.
By Ryo Miyauchi · 18 August 2014
It’s a bit far-fetched to call Shelter Werkdisc’s pop album, but at the very least, the Moiré debut stands as a project that can interact well with more contemporary styles.
By Ian Cory · 18 August 2014
The Underachievers release their debut, Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium, and fall prey to many of the problems facing New York hip-hop at the moment.