Albums

Savath & Savalas: Golden Pollen

One of the many forms that Prefuse 73 mastermind Guillermo Scott Herren takes, Savath & Savalas is likely his personal favorite, but it’s far removed from his better-known glitch/hip hop project. It’s a laz...

The National: Boxer

The release of the 2005 album Alligator made the The National one of the most buzzworthy bands in the country. They became the darlings of critics and bloggers, and the album ended up on a number of “best of th...

Neurosis: Given To The Rising

If 2004’s The Eye Of Every Storm was an expansive foray into the band’s experimental atmospheric tendencies, then certainly Given To The Rising is Neurosis reinterpreting the sound that established them as unde...

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky

Sky Blue Sky is yet another strong collection of songs from the Chicago-based sextet Wilco. Well-produced and conceived with focus, the album is a remarkable follow-up to 2004’s A Ghost Is Born. That album, whi...

Porcupine Tree: Fear Of A Blank Planet

Ever since the beginning of Porcupine Tree frontman and principal (read: only) songwriter Steven Wilson’s collaborative relationship as producer with Opeth’s likewise character Mikael Akerfeldt with that band’s...

Bright Eyes: Cassadaga

Cassadaga is a community for spiritualists in central Florida, with over 100 psychics in residence. It is one stop on the rambling journey through America that Conor Oberst recounts on this sprawling album. He ...

Black Sabbath: The Dio Years

Yeah, it’s a compilation, a Greatest Hits, but still, it’s impossible not to appreciate Black Sabbath’s The Dio Years for the extreme quality of the material. What was originally theorized as a three-disc boxed...
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