Electric Anthology Project, ‘Of Dinosaur Jr.’ (Self-released)

Worlds collide gracefully, J Mascis' lonely stoner is covered by chunky '80s synths.
By: Jon Young / April 20, 2012

Jon Porras, ‘Black Mesa’ (Thrill Jockey)

Barn Owl hooter's latest drone LP is overwhelming and hypnotic. Perfect for testing chakras and patience.
By: Kory Grow / April 20, 2012

Moonface, ‘With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery’ (Jagjaguwar)

Spencer Krug presents his work directly. Since adopting his Moonface moniker, the ultra-prolific, increasingly nomadic Canadian singer-songwriter (formerly of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown) ha…
By: David Bevan / April 19, 2012

Jack White, ‘Blunderbuss’ (Columbia/Third Man)

The first time I saw the White Stripes, in 1999, everyone walked out with one question: Who looks at his sister like that? At each…
By: Steve Kandell / April 19, 2012

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, ‘Jazz Mind’ (Load)

Baltimore beat-punx surge forth like a two-man Pop Group, Swans as a funk band, PiL as LiveJournal.
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / April 19, 2012

Battles, ‘Dross Glop’ (Warp)

Remixed, the band's colorful antics yield disco-pop, futuristic carnival jams and, oddly, grey-scale techno.
By: Philip Sherburne / April 19, 2012

Bleeding Knees Club, ‘Nothing to Do’ (IAMSOUND)

Two snots playing '60s-inspired Brill Building pop with the joyous punk energy of millennial…
By: Josh Modell / April 19, 2012

Loudon Wainwright III, ‘Older Than My Old Man Now’ (Story Sound)

Darkly amusing multigenerational affair ponders sex, death, taxing relationships.
By: Richard Gehr / April 19, 2012

Jason Mraz, ‘Love is a Four Letter Word’ (ATG/Atlantic)

Contentment passed off as spiritual achievement — and when the hook's just right, kinda credibly.
By: Keith Harris / April 19, 2012

SWV, ‘I Missed Us’ (eOne)

Everything bright, tight and transcendent about this R&B trio's '90s hits are reprised here in high harmony style.
By: Barry Walters / April 18, 2012
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