Reviews

Review: Aphex Twin Takes Us to His Toy Factory on ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2′ EP

Richard David James really has no business being considered a perfectionist, nor should anyone who releases doodles on EPs under a pen name, $562-list box…
By: Dan Weiss / February 3, 2015

Review: All We Are’s Self-Titled, Domestic Disco

The press material for All We Are's self-titled debut makes a big deal of detailing where the album was recorded, chronicling the beginning sessions i…
By: Andrew Unterberger / February 2, 2015

Review: Monster Rally and Jay Stone’s Hip-Hop Vacation, ‘Foreign Pedestrians’

The pairing of producer Monster Rally (real name: Ted Feighan) and rapper Jay Stone is the kind of musical kismet that's much rarer than you'd…
By: Andrew Unterberger / January 26, 2015

Review: Bjork Breaks Our Hearts Anew on ‘Vulnicura’

We long ago decided to just let Björk be Björk. This woman has already given us "Hyperballad," and the video for "It's Oh So Quiet"…
By: Michael Tedder / January 26, 2015

Review: Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Pale Emperor’ Needs Some New Clothes

If Marilyn Manson is indeed the Pale Emperor, what — or who, rather — constitutes his empire? Thirtysomething suburban goths who've shelved their dreams of…
By: James Greene Jr. / January 23, 2015

Review: Fall Out Boy Overreach on ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’

Ten years ago, Fall Out Boy released From Under the Cork Tree, their first foray into the mainstream. It was the same year fellow pop-punk…
By: Maria Sherman / January 22, 2015

Review: Belle and Sebastian Dream of Disco on ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’

"Nobody writes them like they used to / So it may as well be me," Stuart Murdoch sang on "Get Me Away From Here, I'm…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 22, 2015

Review: Joey Bada$$’ Throwback ‘B4.DA.$$’ You’ll Want to Throw Back

Though Joey Bada$$ has turned icy in the past when critics compare his music to '90s boom-bap, he seems to have gotten over it. O…
By: Rebecca Haithcoat / January 21, 2015

Review: The Decemberists Scale Back on ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’

The Decemberists have always made music to fill their own unique sociopolitical bubble, which is to say, hyperliterary liberal arts degree-holders with at least one…
By: Natasha Aftandilians / January 21, 2015

Review: Viet Cong Make Like the Last Post-Punks on Self-Titled Debut

While waiting for "Death," the 11-minute reckoning that closes their first album, consider that out of the ashes of Women have risen something bigger called…
By: Jeremy D. Larson / January 20, 2015
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