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Serenity Never: Lydia Loveless Brings a Gritty, Witchy Arsonist’s Zeal to ‘Somewhere Else’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 18, 2014Label: BloodshotLydia Loveless makes unreasonable demands, and she damn well knows it. This 23-year-old Ohioan country-punk singer…
Keith Harris / February 13, 2014

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Both Mock and Slyly Embody Middle Age on ‘Wig Out at Jagbags’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: January 07, 2014Label: MatadorYou can maybe stay cool into your forties, but don't bet on it. The hippest in-jokes…
Keith Harris / January 2, 2014

Sebadoh Reunite for More Candid, Wincing Mind Games on ‘Defend Your Self’

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: September 16, 2013Label: Joyful NoiseFuck yeah, we still need indie-rock bands! As a nation of independent contractors, invoicing each…
Keith Harris / September 16, 2013

Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Is the Album Justin Timberlake Was Too Famous to Make

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: July 30, 2013Label: Star Trak/ InterscopeThis is the album that Justin Timberlake is too famous to make in 2013,…
Keith Harris / July 29, 2013

George Jones: The Legacy of Country’s Greatest Voice in 15 Tracks

Universally acknowledged as country music's greatest singer as well as its most enigmatic n'er-do-well, George Glenn Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas, in 1931, and…
Keith Harris / April 27, 2013

Snoop Lion, ‘Reincarnated’ (Berhane Sound System/Mad Decent/Vice/RCA)

4SPIN Rating: 4 of 10Release Date: April 22, 2013Label: Berhane Sound System/Mad Decent/Vice/RCAA pimp can have a midlife crisis too, you know. And yet, while…
Keith Harris / April 24, 2013

Review: The Strokes, ‘Comedown Machine’

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: March 26, 2013Label: RCANobody much asks what the Strokes will do next anymore. ("No search results found for 'What…
Keith Harris / March 25, 2013

Review: Yo La Tengo, ‘Fade’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: January 15, 2013Label: MatadorWhen Yo La Tengo release their next album three years or so from now, no reviewer…
Keith Harris / January 15, 2013

The Mountain Goats, ‘Transcendental Youth’ (Merge)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: October 02, 2012Label: MergeMaybe you've heard that Transcendental Youth features horns on a few songs, and maybe you've wondered…
Keith Harris / October 4, 2012

Owl City, The Midsummer Station (Universal Republic)

4SPIN Rating: 4 of 10Release Date: August 21, 2012Label: Universal RepublicWe should’ve heard the last of Adam Young, a.k.a., Owl City. Back in 2009, "Fireflies"
Keith Harris / September 11, 2012


The Apples in Stereo are among the least ridiculously named bands in the Elephant 6 collective, a loose aggregate of likeminded indie-poppers that formed in…
Keith Harris / September 7, 2012


Best known for his distinctive takes on "My Funny Valentine," which he first recorded as a member of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, this white heartthrob…
Keith Harris / September 6, 2012


Though named for red ball organ virtuoso Max Rebo (born Siiruulian Phantele on the planet Orto), this legendary combo was actually controlled behind the scenes…
Keith Harris / September 6, 2012


This Dutch avant-garde composer's fascination with non-traditional harmonies and scales led him to become a pioneer of electronic music. Badings' earliest work expanded the compositional…
Keith Harris / September 6, 2012


In this 1964 Japanese horror film, a stark black-and-white classic, a woman and her daughter-in-law make a living by murdering wayward samurai and selling their…
Keith Harris / September 6, 2012

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