Albums

Bob Dylan: Dylan

Let’s begin by establishing the fact that the music on this three CD set is essential. There can be no argument on that point. What can be discussed is whether this particular collection is required. After all,...

Witchcraft: The Alchemist

There’s something awfully sophisticated in the reserve that Witchcraft manage to maintain over the course of a song. The simplicity helps, but there’s something so gripping about the poise Magnus Pellander and ...

Porcupine Tree: Nil Recurring EP

You could call the limited edition Nil Recurring EP a fan-only release, but when you're talking about Porcupine Tree, that's not really a valid argument. The populace is split between those who love P Tree and ...

Mavis Staples: We’ll Never Turn Back

Now 68, Mavis Staples still has that lowball growly soulful swoon of a voice that can move mountains. For her first album in three years, she’s taken songs associated with the civil rights movement of the 1960s...

U.S.S.A.: The Spoils

While seemingly out of nowhere, it’s strangely fitting that Ministry’s Paul Barker and The Jesus Lizard’s Duane Denison would cross paths enough times to start up an act of their own. Barker, since leaving long...

The Austerity Program: Black Madonna

The intimate link in a chain of man influencing machine influencing man, The Austerity Program have positioned themselves as the adage’s ghost. From the beginning of Black Madonna, the guitar and bass duo of Ju...

Baroness: The Red Album

A simple enough concept, a red album, but splashing a coat of paint on the cover of Baroness’ latest would be too easy for frontman John Baizley, well-known for his artistic contribution to the album covers of ...

Dax Riggs: We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love

From the guitar crunch midway through its soulful opener, “Demon Tied To A Chair In My Brain,” We Sing Of Only Blood Or Love is laid plain. With deadboy and the Elephantmen disbanded —though several former musi...
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