Posts tagged "Album of the Week"

SPIN Album of the Week: Will Butler’s Wonky, Tightly Wound ‘Policy’

Will Butler has always been an outlier. As Arcade Fire's second-most-famous Butler, he's always made being weird seem just as alluring as fitting in. During…
By: Brennan Carley / March 9, 2015

SPIN Album of the Week: Father John Misty’s Breathtaking ‘I Love You, Honeybear’

Time has made Josh Tillman bolder, and the older he's gotten, the more introspective and baffling his songs have become. When he debuted the piano…
By: Brennan Carley / February 9, 2015

SPIN Album of the Week: All We Are’s Self-Titled, Domestic Disco

The press material for All We Are's self-titled debut makes a big deal of detailing where the album was recorded, chronicling the beginning sessions i…
By: Andrew Unterberger / February 2, 2015

SPIN Album of the Week: Death Grips Rise From the Dead With the Explosive ‘Fashion Week’

It's hard out here for a troll. Are we to believe that maybe once people were used to Death Grips' musical and extracurricular antics both…
By: Dan Weiss / January 6, 2015

SPIN Album of the Week: Charli XCX Punks Us All With ‘Sucker’

This year was a good one to be Charli XCX, but what no one ever mentions is that the 22-year-old — born Charlotte Aitchison —…
By: Dan Weiss / December 15, 2014

SPIN Album of the Week: Andy Stott’s Beautiful and Brutal Electronic Epic, ‘Faith in Strangers’

Manchester-based electronic producer Andy Stott saw his mainstream exposure (by jagged, ambient techno standards) double with 2012's Luxury Problems, his first album released since he…
By: Andrew Unterberger / November 17, 2014

SPIN Album of the Week: Serengeti’s Emmy-Worthy ‘Kenny Dennis III’

The eternal paradox of Chicago rapper Serengeti is that his success is more akin to that of a show like Breaking Bad, and totally anomalou…
By: Dan Weiss / November 10, 2014

Album of the Week: Stream Magik Markers’ Post-Hiatus Psych-Punk LP ‘Surrender to the Fantasy’

"Nobody would make art if they were sensible, logical, or responsible," Magik Markers' Elisa Ambrogio says about the creation of the noisy experimental-rock group's latest…
By: Kory Grow / November 12, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream ‘Zang Tuum Tumb,’ a 27-Track History of ZTT Records

The legacy of bands like Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Grace Jones, and Art of Noise actually began more than 100 years ago, with the phrase…
By: Philip Sherburne / October 8, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream Deap Vally’s Brutalist Boogie Tantrum ‘Sistrionix’

Though Deap Vally's Sistronix was written in the San Fernando Valley, it stomps and swaggers like vintage bayou boogie, with Lindsay Troy's thick-as-a-brick blues riff…
By: Jessica Hopper / October 1, 2013

Album of the Week: Hear Melt-Banana Roar Back with the Spastic, Ecstatic, Pop-Grindin’ ‘fetch’

Melt-Banana, the original bubble-gnash architects of scrape-and-soar noise-punk have returned for a fresh 33-minute caffeine jolt. Their eighth album, fetch, arrives after a six-year silence…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / September 23, 2013

Album of the Week: Hear Windhand’s ‘Soma,’ a Stormy, Virginian Melodic Doom Epic

"I don't want to get pigeonholed as a 'doom' band," Windhand guitarist Garrett Morris says. "Led Zeppelin had heavy songs and acoustic songs, all kind…
By: Kory Grow / September 17, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream the Dirtbombs’ Giddy Bubblegum-Pop Experiment ‘Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey’

"This album is sort of my tribute to Saturday-morning cartoons," Dirtbombs frontman Mick Collins says. "That was my scene as a kid. Every third show…
By: Kory Grow / September 11, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream the Stepkids’ Vintage Yacht-Funk Jazz Odyssey ‘Troubadour’

"For a while we wanted to reinvent the wheel with music, but now we're in a different place," vocalist-guitarist Jeff Gitelman says about the state…
By: Kory Grow / September 4, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream Vista Chino’s ‘Peace,’ From the Band Formerly Known as Kyuss Lives!

"It's very simple to play Kyuss songs," says Vista Chino frontman John Garcia. "Anybody can do it, but you've got to have character."…
By: Kory Grow / August 28, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream ‘Drumgasm,’ From Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, Sleater-Kinney’s Janet Weiss, and Death Grips’ Zach Hill

The explosive, 39-minute free-wallop Drumgasm is the work of three alt-rock-drumming luminaries making giddy splatter-jazz on three kits: a percussive, improvised Pollock painting that bubble…
By: SPIN Staff / August 19, 2013

Album of the Week: Diarrhea Planet’s Pop-Punk Storm ‘I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams’

"All these songs sound like bummer songs," says Diarrhea Planet frontman Jordan Smith. "I promise I'm not that much of a bummer!" Smith's Nashvillian pop-punk…
By: Paula Mejia / August 12, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream Psychic Teens’ Deliciously Scuzzy Debut ‘COME’

"We've attracted a lot of… weird teens on Twitter," says Psychic Teens vocalist Larry Ragone.
By: Paula Mejia / August 5, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream Rudimental’s EDM-Pop Masterstroke, ‘Home’

“Yesterday I met [Chicago house producer] Roy Davis Jr.,” says 27-year-old Rudimental producer Amir Amor from his London studio, beaming about crossing paths with a…
By: Puja Patel / July 29, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream DJ Rashad’s Manic, ‘Best Cry Ever’-Sampling EP ‘I Don’t Give a Fuck’

"We Chicagoans are spoiled, if you know what I mean," says DJ Rashad, sitting in the studio with fellow Chicago footwork trailblazer DJ Spinn. "Footwork…
By: Philip Sherburne / July 22, 2013
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