Albums

Various Artists: Sucking The ’70s

Like the 2002 compilation which preceded it, this edition of Small Stone’s Sucking The ’70s puts some of stoner rock’s finest in their perfect element, covering classic ’70s hard rock tunes with a modern, smoky...

The Who: Endless Wire

Erase all preconceptions. The Who are back and on their first album in 24 years they have managed to shatter all expectations. Somehow Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey rekindled the magic of years past to creat...

Battle of Mice: A Day of Nights

It is both impossible and inappropriate to separate A Day Of Nights from the narrative out of which it was created. Not only is the fluctuating personal relationship of Red Sparowes’ Josh Graham and Made Out O...

Colour Haze: Tempel

Sometimes in life you have to dig to get what you want, and that’s the case with this German trio, who cater their sound to spacey jams and classic rock riffing. Only problem—and I mean, the only problem—here i...

ISIS: In The Absence Of Truth

Abandoning their love affair with one-word album titles, Isis have once again turned a tonal corner for In The Absence Of Truth. A darker, murkier listen against 2004’s Panopticon, the latest from the Californi...

Totimoshi: Ladrón

What’s so immediate about Oakland, CA’s Totimoshi’s latest full-length is the flow. Right from the start, on the six and a half minute semi title track “Ladrón In Virgo,” you almost can’t tell where one son...

Dark Globe: Nostalgia For The Future

Dark Globe are a British electronica duo, featuring a rotating cast of singers spread throughout their curiously-titled debut, Nostalgia For The Future, most of which was culled from 12”, random EPs and mixes a...

Wired All Wrong: Break Out The Battle Tapes

Wired All Wrong are Jeff Turzo from God Lives Underwater, and Matt Mahaffey from the less-recognizable Self. The two, drawn by some mystical force, decided it would be a really good idea to make music together....

Mouth Of The Architect: The Ties That Bind

The first 30 seconds of opener “Boabab” do plenty to sum up what’s at the core of Mouth Of The Architect’s second full-length for Translation Loss. It is a massive, plodding, methodical and insurmountable wall ...
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