Albums

Gutter Twins: Saturnalia

The Gutter Twins is the name chosen for a potentially toxic alliance of Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), and Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers). But toxic or not, these are two of the most celebrated fr...

Man Man: Rabbit Habits

For such an immediately refreshing band as Man Man, it’s taken me a few weeks to really digest Rabbit Habits. Don’t worry, the band haven’t gotten “challenging” in some way that means they’re experimenting with...

The Black Crowes: Warpaint

The Black Crowes have found themselves again on Warpaint, the long-awaited studio release from the Brothers Robinson and family. For a record that seemed all but impossible for The Black Crowes towards the star...

Meshuggah: obZen

After 2004’s single-song EP, I, and 2005’s follow-up, the single-song-split-into-13-tracks full-length, Catch Thirtythree, it was any wonder what the avant-garde-minded Meshuggah were going to write next. Well,...

Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

A debut record like Vampire Weekend’s has a lot of stigmas attached to it. Like most bands from New York City, they seemed to have emerged from out of nowhere, and while it appears that they have the wind to th...

Various Artists: Pagan Fire

There’s been an upward swing in recent years in the brand of metal that incorporates Viking and pagan mythology into its sweeping, battles-and-explosions lyrics. The music is generally rooted in death/black met...

Taint: Secrets And Lies

When you load in a CD and see track titles such as “Corpse Of Love” and “Barnstorm Zombie Revival,” it’s hard not smile at the B- horror-movie-esque cheesy brutality. Unfortunately, these tracks themselves are ...

Shelby Lynne: Just A Little Lovin’

On her new album, Shelby Lynne has taken on the daunting task of paying tribute to the memory of Dusty Springfield. It is nearly impossible to top the original versions of these songs from Springfield’s reperto...

Nada Surf: Lucky

I don’t always connect with a record after one listening. That’s why I make it a point to listen to each album that I review at least three times before I write a word. There have been several occasions when th...
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