Reviews

Fleet Foxes Debut New Songs at Hometown Show

It was almost too beautiful to bear: Thursday night Fleet Foxes unveiled their expanded lineup and new songs at the intimate Columbia City Theater i…
By: Saul Goode / April 15, 2011

Panda Bear, ‘Tom Boy’ (Paw Tracks)

There's a subliminal aside on Tomboy's measured opener "You Can Count on Me," when a distorted voice whispers, "I am out here for you." Go…
By: SPIN Staff / April 12, 2011

Foo Fighters, ‘Wasting Light’ (Roswell/RCA)

First Dave Grohl learned to fly. Then, in "Times Like These," he learned to love and live again. Grohl's latest lesson? "Learning to walk again,"…
By: Mikael Wood / April 12, 2011

TV on the Radio, ‘Nine Types of Light’ (Interscope)

TV on the Radio have been many things in the decade since they first dive-bombed New York City's outer boroughs. Arty a cappella reductionists o…
By: Sean Fennessey / April 12, 2011

Vivian Girls, ‘Share the Joy’ (Polyvinyl)

"I don't wanna be like the other girls," Cassie Ramone drones at the start of Share the Joy, an album that aims to further the…
By: Chris Martins / April 12, 2011

Thursday, ‘No Devolución’ (Epitaph)

Back when 2003's War All the Time landed Geoff Rickley on the cover of this magazine, Thursday were the kings of the now-shuttered intellectual wing…
By: Michael Tedder / April 12, 2011

Atmosphere, ‘The Family Sign’ (Rhymesayers)

On the follow-up to surprise 2008 commercial hit When Life Gives You Lemons..., cagey MC Slug and producer Ant are joined full-time by guitarist Nate…
By: Kenny Herzog / April 12, 2011

Low, ‘C’Mon’ (Sub Pop)

The deal-breaker for Low - what keeps the Duluth, Minnesota trio a cult band after 18 years (despite the Robert Plant covers) - isn't their…
By: Peter S. Scholtes / April 12, 2011

Jessie J, ‘Who You Are’ (Lava/Universal/Republic)

The U.K. is well-stocked with twentysomething female pop singers, but chameleonic firecracker Jesse Cornish bears little resemblance to Amy, Lily, Adele, Duffy, Florence, or Katy…
By: Caryn Ganz / April 12, 2011

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, ‘Here We Rest’ (Lightning Rod)

The ex–Drive-By Truckers guitarist shares his former band's lyrical penchant for the dark end of the street. Musically, however, he's more like a latter-day Lowell…
By: David Menconi / April 12, 2011
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