Reviews - Page 197

Black Milk, ‘Album of the Year’ (Fat Beats)

Black Milk has one of the liveliest production styles in hip-hop, mixing instrumental funk with loose, chopped beats reminiscent of J Dilla. On his fourth…
Mosi Reeves / July 13, 2010

Menomena, ‘Mines’ (Barsuk)

Thanks to either undiagnosed OCD or their own homemade sampling software, this Portland trio's songs seem compartmentalized, with drum loops, organ blasts, and knickknack noises…
Spencer Kornhaber / July 13, 2010

Midnight Juggernauts, ‘The Crystal Axis’ (Siberia/Inertia)

This unabashedly spongy Melbourne three-piece dramatically improve upon a spotty debut by letting their prog flag fly. Gone are the French house beats and repetitive…
Barry Walters / July 13, 2010

Mystery Jets, ‘Serotonin’ (Rough Trade)

Founded by multi-instrumentalist Henry Harrison to empower his son Blaine (who suffers from spina bifida and walks with the aid of crutches), this Anglo outfit…
Barry Walters / July 13, 2010

Curren$y, ‘Pilot Talk’ (DD172/Island Def Jam)

A former Lil Wayne protégé, Curren$y also unravels languid, free-associative verses that meander rather than march. On this major-label debut, the New Orleans rapper's wit…
Ben Detrick / July 13, 2010

Neil Young Plays New Songs at Solo Gig

Neil Young launched the second leg of his solo tour Sunday night at Oakland's 1920s-era Fox Theater, peforming hits from his 40-year-plus discography and unreleased…
Kyle Lemmon / July 13, 2010

Iron Maiden Bring Their Metal Might to New York City

It's easy to forget, amid the constant deluge of news about the cratering music industry, that a few lucky bands are thriving, seemingly oblivious to…
Steve Kandell / July 13, 2010

Paul McCartney Triumphs in Return to San Francisco

Saturday night, during his concert at San Francisco's AT&T Park, Paul McCartney remembered the Beatles' final public concert on August 29, 1966, which happened at…
Aaron Kayce / July 12, 2010

Francis and the Lights, ‘It’ll Be Better’ (Cantora)

As hip-hop's latest nerdy, white-boy muse, Francis Starlite is a Drake- and Kanye-approved, Eraserheaded ball of overearnestness who can moonwalk like Fred Astaire. Tightly wound…
Kenny Herzog / July 12, 2010

Endless Boogie, ‘Full House Head’ (No Quarter)

Be the riff. Over 76 minutes and eight tracks (and utilizing what sounds like half as many chords), New York City satori seekers Endless Boogie…
David Marchese / July 12, 2010

Gyptian, ‘Hold You’ (VP)

After this honey-tongued Jamaican singer scored an unlikely crossover hit with the summer-friendly slow jam "Hold You," he merited a follow-up album -- stat. So…
Baz Dreisinger / July 12, 2010

Carissa’s Wierd Play One-Off Reunion Show

Call it musical archaeology: Seattle's alt-folk missing link made a rare appearance Friday night as a (mostly) reunited Carissa's Wierd played their first show in…
Jonathan Zwickel / July 12, 2010

Mountain Man, ‘Made the Harbor’ (Partisan)

Formed at Vermont's Bennington College, this female trio play bare-bones folk, featuring lustrous harmonies adorned by occasional acoustic guitar. But Made the Harbor isn't particularly…
Jon Young / July 12, 2010

The Books, ‘The Way Out’ (Temporary Residence)

Five years since their last full-length and the Books' sparkling, folksy collages haven't changed much: Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong still mince their acoustic…
Mike Powell / July 12, 2010

Korn, ‘Korn III: Remember Who You Are’ (Roadrunner)

Following a synthed-up self-titled album and one they made with Avril Lavigne producers the Matrix, Korn go back to nü-metal basics on the aptly titled…
Mikael Wood / July 7, 2010
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