Annie Zaleski

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Florence and the Machine Turns to the Light on the Revelatory High as Hope

Florence Welch possesses a supernatural voice—the kind that can summon long-buried ghosts, and then obliterate them fully with a gale-force roar. But despite this vocal…
Annie Zaleski / June 28, 2018

Review: Moby’s Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt Is an Uninspired Take on Trip-Hop

Moby's recent output has been as varied as you would expect: He's issued ambient records (2016's Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep), remix efforts and…
Annie Zaleski / March 6, 2018

Review: Franz Ferdinand Still Have New Things to Say on Always Ascending

When Franz Ferdinand teamed up with Sparks for the 2015 collaborative project FFS, the only surprise was that it took so long. The former was…
Annie Zaleski / February 15, 2018

The 30 Best Nu-Metal Songs

Nu-metal is a tough movement to pin down: Back in the late '90s and early '00s, it was an umbrella term for a strain of…
Annie Zaleski / May 17, 2017

Review: Dyke Drama Shed Tears and Shred Ears on ‘Up Against the Bricks’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: June 24, 2016Label: SalinasThe stripped-down side project is a time-honored punk tradition, an outlet for musicians to elucidate their…
Annie Zaleski / July 14, 2016

Review: Ty Segall Knows a Guy Who’s Tough But Sweet (It Ain’t Him) on ‘Emotional Mugger’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: January 22, 2016Label: Drag CityTrue to his not-modern music, Ty Segall promoted his latest solo album, Emotional Mugger, with…
Annie Zaleski / January 20, 2016

Review: Ty Segall Thrives on His Lack of Self-Editing Once Again on Fuzz’s ‘II’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: October 23, 2015Label: In the RedTy Segall isn’t yet as prolific as Robert Pollard or Ryan Adams, but that…
Annie Zaleski / October 26, 2015

Review: Shopping Waste No Time Getting Wound Up on ‘Why Choose’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: October 02, 2015Label: FatCatThe beauty of the late-’70s and early-‘80s post-punk movement was how fluid and all-encompassing it was.
Annie Zaleski / October 7, 2015

Review: Joanna Gruesome Create More Than Just Messy, Joyous Outbursts on ‘Peanut Butter’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: May 19, 2015Label: Slumberland / Turnstile / Fortuna Pop!Joanna Gruesome's debut 2013 full-length, Weird Sister, established the band as…
Annie Zaleski / May 21, 2015

Green Day Turn Back Time at the House of Blues

Besides the Foo Fighters' Record Store Day gig, the most in-demand ticket in Northeast Ohio this week was Green Day's Thursday night concert in Cleveland…
Annie Zaleski / April 17, 2015

Review: Waxahatchee Brings the Pain (And ’90s Alt-Rock) on ‘Ivy Tripp’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: April 07, 2015Label: MergeKatie Crutchfield's career arc with her solo project, Waxahatchee, is predicated on incremental growth: records released…
Annie Zaleski / April 7, 2015