Reviews

The Toure-Raichel Collective, ‘The Tel Aviv Session’ (Cumbancha)

Malian guitarist, Israeli pianist turn casual two-chord jams into LP's worth of mellow.
By: Richard Gehr / March 29, 2012

Lee Ranaldo, ‘Between the Times & the Tides’ (Matador)

Long before Craig Finn catalogued girls who left with "the eyepatch guy" or Dan Bejar chased cocaine through the backrooms of the world, Sonic Youth…
By: Dan Weiss / March 29, 2012

Serengeti, ‘Kenny Dennis EP’ (Anticon)

The Chi-town jokester fronts like an early '90s knucklehead, beefs with Shaq Fu, sounds like Funkdoobiest.
By: Mosi Reeves / March 28, 2012

Gentlemen Jesse and His Men, ‘Leaving Atlanta’ (Douchemaster)

Another hot slab of gleaming, glittering, '70s power-pop that's more reverent than retro.
By: David Bevan / March 28, 2012

Paul Weller, ‘Sonik Kicks’ (Yep Roc)

Britpop Modfather swaps retromania for contemporary eclecticism, overwrought production, under-cooked tunes.
By: Barry Walters / March 28, 2012

Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib, ‘Seeds’ (Someothaship Connect)

Non-linear soul sketches of Hinduism and Petey Wheatstraw over Madlib loops have rustic charm.
By: Mosi Reeves / March 28, 2012

Mati Zundel, ‘Amazonico Gravitante’ (Waxploitation/ZZK)

From Buenos Aires, loping electro-cumbia brims with rave stabs, polyglot chants, copious cowbell.
By: Philip Sherburne / March 28, 2012

Cynic, ‘The Portal Tapes’ (Season of Mist)

Boring, re-released '90s demos where death metallers ditch growls for Frisell-style jazz fusion and darkwave.
By: Kory Grow / March 28, 2012

Tanlines, ‘Mixed Emotions’ (True Panther)

"Tell everyone we haven't changed / Tell everyone we're not the same," warbles Tanlines' Eric Emm exactly halfway through Mixed Emotions, the band's full-length debut.
By: Puja Patel / March 28, 2012

Rusko, ‘Songs’ (Mad Decent/Downtown)

Whither dubstep? As the amorphous, infectious, oft-maligned genre continues to mutate, this question has become deeply embedded in the discourse around it. Dubstep fuels the…
By: Philip Sherburne / March 27, 2012
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