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Review: Metallica’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct Definitely Should Not Be a Double Album

A year after the release of 2008’s Death Magnetic, Metallica were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The two things weren’t necessarily…
Brandon Stosuy / November 23, 2016

Hella, ‘There’s No 666 in Outer Space’ (Ipecac)

Over the past five years, drummer Zach Hill and guitarist Spencer Seim have maintained a position as the least compelling twosome on the techy, noise-rock…
Brandon Stosuy / March 28, 2007

White Magic, ‘Dat Rosa Mel Apibus’ (Drag City)

The tumbling, chilly psychedelia of this full-length follow-up to 2004's Through the Sun Door EP finds dusky-voiced pianist Mira Billotte and her drifting troupe (including…
Brandon Stosuy / December 11, 2006

Animal Collective, ‘Hollinndagain’ (Paw Tracks)

Animal Collective debuted six years ago with an assortment of drones, strums, and autistic whippoorwill harmonies, but their drifting, woodsy efforts have gone on to…
Brandon Stosuy / November 9, 2006

Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band, ‘Second Attention’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Since the early 2000s, James Toth, a.k.a. Wooden Wand, has recorded noisy, jazz-spiked floods of freak folk with his shadowy, Brooklyn-based band the Vanishing Voice.
Brandon Stosuy / October 19, 2006