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Sonic Youth’s January 1989 Daydream Nation Feature: Bring The White Noise

It's 1971, and sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's tooth hurts like a bitch. He calls the pharmacy, and when he answers the door to receive…
Erik Davis / October 19, 2017

Review: Cornershop – When I Was Born for the 7th Time

This album originally came out September 8, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Erik Davis / April 25, 2017

Review: Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted

Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted was released on April 20, 1992. In honor of the album's 25th anniversary, we've digitized our original review of the album,…
Erik Davis / April 20, 2017

Alasdair Roberts, ‘Spoils’ (Drag City)

A Scottish singer-songwriter with a number of spare and lovely folk albums, Alasdair Roberts goes for the mad prophetic gusto on the strange and visionary…
Erik Davis / April 19, 2009

Animal Collective, ‘Strawberry Jam’ (Domino)

The eighth studio album from these folk-pop weirdos opens with 25 seconds of squelchy insectoid chatter that comes off as willfully annoying. Then the noise…
Erik Davis / October 1, 2007

The Cinematic Orchestra, ‘Ma Fleur’ (Domino)

Five years after their last full studio record, multi-instrumentalist Jason Swinscoe's Cinematic Orchestra return with a stylish soundtrack to an (as yet) unmade film. Unlike…
Erik Davis / August 1, 2007

Picking Up the Slack

To get a handle on the amorphous cultural blob that is the postpunk generation, one could do much worse than check out the band photo…
Erik Davis / June 3, 1993

Just Like Heaven

Hours late, Dinosaur Jr. mosey on into the Yale dining hall where they'll be playing later that night. J Mascis — singer, songwriter, guitarist —…
Erik Davis / August 1, 1989