Reviews - Page 124

I See Hawks in L.A., ‘New Kind of Lonely’ (Western Seeds)

Fine country-rock trio's acoustic foray: old age, overdoses, suicide, boho nostalgia.
Richard Gehr / March 9, 2012

Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters, ‘Underrated Silence’ (Bureau B)

The googaze diehard and the gentle Engineers guitarist linger in a green world.
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 9, 2012

Vaura, ‘Selenelion’ (Wierd)

NYC art-metal all-stars (Kayo Dot, Dysrhythmia) follow Sloptastodon weed-churn down transcendent, mystikal paths.
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 9, 2012

Big K.R.I.T., ‘4evaNaDay’ (self-released)

"The Cautionary Tale of Lavell Crump" is a fable Big K.R.I.T., Mississippi's newest bright young hope, would do well to study. Perhaps you've heard of…
Phillip Mlynar / March 9, 2012

120 Days, ‘II’ (Splendour)

Not as transcendent as Scandinavian kraut pals K-X-P or Siinai (or their own debut), but more drone-house dancefloor kick.
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 8, 2012

Venetian Snares, ‘Fool The Detector’ (Planet Mu)

Breakbeat flail, acid butterflies and plangent pads in fine Aphex fashion. No, there are no drops.
Philip Sherburne / March 8, 2012

Balkan Beat Box, ‘Give’ (Nat Geo)

Israeli/NYC trio kick against rich pricks, soothe afflicted on most electro-focused, least Balkan LP to date.
Richard Gehr / March 8, 2012

Haino/O’Rourke/Ambarchi, ‘Imikuzushi’ (Black Truffle)

Savage three-hour purge-jam whittled to jet-crash free-metal, blowtorch gloom-noise, throaty agony…
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 8, 2012

Dinowalrus, ‘Best Behavior’ (Old Flame)

Fuzzy, trippy Brooklyn bubblegum kids induce temporary euphoria, but can’t overcome crippling shyness.
Jon Young / March 8, 2012

Said The Whale, ‘Little Mountain’ (Hidden Pony/EMI)

Vanilla guitar pop, sweetly self-effacing vocals, twee lyrics: ultimately a harmless indie diversion.
Jon Young / March 8, 2012

Robert Glasper Experiment, ‘Black Radio’ (Blue Note)

Jazz by way of neo-soul, NPR-friendly rap, rakish Sade and Nirvana covers.
Brandon Soderberg / March 8, 2012

Lambchop, ‘Mr. M’ (Merge)

Album No. 11 from Nashville's self-proclaimed "most fucked-up country band" opens with a bed of tense string lusciousness straight out of a '50s Douglas Sirk…
David Menconi / March 8, 2012

WZRD, ‘WZRD’ (Wicked Awesome/HeadBanga/Universal Republic)

WZRD is Kid Cudi and "Day 'N' Nite" producer Dot da Genius’ so-called "alternative rock" project. While that term signified something during the indie/collegiate/grunge takeover…
Brandon Soderberg / March 8, 2012

Todd Snider, ‘Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables’ (Aimless)

Loosey-goosey country-rock agitprop bubbles with cosmic-realist one-liners, class warfare.
Richard Gehr / March 7, 2012
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