Reviews

Review: Bully Stone and Dethrone the ’90s Indie Set on ‘Feels Like’

Birthed from the grimy Nashville scene that birthed similar retro-gazing scuzz-pop acts Diarrhea Planet and Jeff the Brotherhood, Alicia Bognanno was a former intern at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio…
By: Colin Joyce / June 23, 2015

Review: Kacey Musgraves Outgrows the Trailer Park on ‘Pageant Material’

The real world is hard, and Kacey Musgraves knows it. She knew it on her shit-talking debut, Same Trailer, Different Park, with such auspicious introductions as "Merry Go…
By: Brennan Carley / June 22, 2015

Review: Ryn Weaver Keeps It Trill on ‘The Fool’

Let’s talk about trilling. The rapid, stuttering vibration in what would otherwise be a long, smooth note can, when used in a non-gimmicky fashion, give…
By: James Grebey / June 19, 2015

Review: Giorgio Moroder Invites Too Many Dancers to the Disco on ‘Deja Vu’

Disco's era might have gone the way of pet rocks, skinny John Travolta, and widespread turntable ownership, but the genre itself continues to cast its glimmer all…
By: Rachel Brodsky / June 18, 2015

Review: Nate Ruess Only Gets Much Worse on ‘Grand Romantic’

If showbiz kids give a f—k about anything else, it’s their performances, and this nephew of a Broadway hoofer is a thick ham on rye…
By: Alfred Soto / June 17, 2015

Review: Hudson Mohawke Is a Hard-Hitting Chameleon on ‘Lantern’

"I don't know if you've heard my older material, but it's quite different," Hudson Mohawke said in an interview last year. For much of hi…
By: Harley Brown / June 16, 2015

Review: Neil Young Can’t Make His Passion Signify on ‘The Monsanto Years’

Neil Young does whatever the hell he wants. There's a precedent for this in his long, prolific career — now approaching forty solo albums —…
By: Ryan Leas / June 16, 2015

Review: High on Fire Refine the Stoner-Metal Blueprint on ‘Luminiferous’

After six albums and 17 years of existence, High on Fire have made their blueprint transparent. The Oakland trio starts its construction on the firm…
By: Colin Joyce / June 15, 2015

SPIN K-Pop Report: Ga-In Subverts Adam & Eve, Lim Kim Pops Smoky Bubblegum

Way back in 1992, a dropout metalhead by the name of Seo Taiji released the first K-pop song: “Nan Arayo.” It was an ambitious me…
By: Jakob Dorof / June 11, 2015

Review: Jenny Hval Fingers the Intersection of Capitalism and Sexuality on ‘Apocalypse, girl’

"Intimacy is beyond rules — that is the very nature of it. If it’s pretty, maybe you’re not close enough." So begins Norwegia…
By: Harley Brown / June 10, 2015
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