Reviews

Say Anything, ‘Anarchy, My Dear” (Equal Vision)

Toward the conclusion of Say Anything's fifth album, Anarchy, My Dear, there's a burst of multi-tracked-to-heaven guitars that gradually swells grandly with digitally delayed classic-rock…
By: Michael Tedder / March 19, 2012

Munchi, ‘Moombahtonista’ (Mad Decent)

Moombahton pioneer throws himself a party, mayhem ensues, alarms and whistles supervise, reggaeton MCs go nuts.
By: Puja Patel / March 15, 2012

Lee Fields, ‘Faithful Man’ (Truth & Soul)

Journeyman soul shouter rasps mightily, but it's the arrangements that stick.
By: David Marchese / March 15, 2012

Good Old War, ‘Come Back as Rain’ (Sargent House)

Something The Something hooks, jam drum pitter-pat, starry-eyed Mumford harmonies. Ultimate 'Roo band?
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / March 15, 2012

Spoek Mathambo, ‘Father Creeper’ (Sub Pop)

He's creepy and he's kooky, mysterious and Spoek-y — and he's altogether the most ambitious and experimental young pop musician to emerge from anywhere i…
By: Richard Gehr / March 14, 2012

Scuba, ‘Personality’ (Hotflush)

A coming of age. Producer emerges from sugary trance cocoon with saucy, sparkling techno/house/UK bass.
By: Puja Patel / March 14, 2012

Many Arms, ‘Many Arms’ (Tzadik)

For their Tzadik debut, NYC/Philly aggy-math crew turn Steve Reich's lessons into a 45-minute barf-rock massacre.
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / March 14, 2012

Secret Music, ‘Secret Music’ (Black Bell)

Synth-guitar PBR-slosh anthems and mosh-collages from Brooklyn duo that skipped their Ritalin dose.
By: Melissa Giannini / March 14, 2012

Command V, ‘Command V’ (Mush)

Art-funk veterans of NYC’s '80s no wave scene (Bush Tetras, 8-Eyed Spy) reject middle age, flaunt nasty riffs.
By: Jon Young / March 14, 2012

Nardwuar and the Evaporators, ‘Busy Doing Nothing!’ (Mint)

Andrew W.K. and the Cribs bring punk skill; professional prankster brings effort, eh?
By: David Marchese / March 14, 2012
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