Reviews - Page 129

The Magnetic Fields, ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’ (Merge)

Tragedy is universal, but not everyone can agree on what's funny, and even fewer people bestow comedy with lasting value. This applies to all the…
Barry Walters / March 12, 2012

Bruce Springsteen’s Soul Revival at the Apollo, By the Numbers

As the E Street Band took the stage at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem Friday night, each member touched the venue's famed tree stump…
Luke McCormick / March 12, 2012

Kanye West and Rihanna Help Brad Pitt ‘Make It Right’

When Kanye West played New Orleans last summer, he started his Essence Music Festival set atop a scissors lift in the middle of the Mercedes-Benz…
Alex Rawls / March 11, 2012

The Men, ‘Open Your Heart’ (Sacred Bones)

For hardcore (or post-hardcore) Brooklyn DIY types — their lives a jumble of comically seedy underground shows held in basement dungeons, dank warehouses, condemned lofts,…
Rob Harvilla / March 9, 2012

DJ Sliink, ‘Vibrate EP’ (Body High)

Spiked sirens and Baltimore club abounds Brick Bandit commands sweaty voguers to "Put Cha Back In It." We get low.
Puja Patel / March 9, 2012

White Rabbits, ‘Milk Famous’ (TBD Records)

Vertigo alert: Itchy, Missourian indie-rockers add spacey sheen to tense melodies, evoke Martian neurotics.
Jon Young / March 9, 2012

Yellow Ostrich, ‘Strange Land’ (Barsuk Records)

NYC bedroom chamber-popper tears down wall for a wild rumpus of loops, horns, percolating percussion.
Melissa Giannini / March 9, 2012

I See Hawks in L.A., ‘New Kind of Lonely’ (Western Seeds)

Fine country-rock trio's acoustic foray: old age, overdoses, suicide, boho nostalgia.
Richard Gehr / March 9, 2012

Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters, ‘Underrated Silence’ (Bureau B)

The googaze diehard and the gentle Engineers guitarist linger in a green world.
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 9, 2012

Vaura, ‘Selenelion’ (Wierd)

NYC art-metal all-stars (Kayo Dot, Dysrhythmia) follow Sloptastodon weed-churn down transcendent, mystikal paths.
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 9, 2012

Big K.R.I.T., ‘4evaNaDay’ (self-released)

"The Cautionary Tale of Lavell Crump" is a fable Big K.R.I.T., Mississippi's newest bright young hope, would do well to study. Perhaps you've heard of…
Phillip Mlynar / March 9, 2012

120 Days, ‘II’ (Splendour)

Not as transcendent as Scandinavian kraut pals K-X-P or Siinai (or their own debut), but more drone-house dancefloor kick.
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 8, 2012

Venetian Snares, ‘Fool The Detector’ (Planet Mu)

Breakbeat flail, acid butterflies and plangent pads in fine Aphex fashion. No, there are no drops.
Philip Sherburne / March 8, 2012

Balkan Beat Box, ‘Give’ (Nat Geo)

Israeli/NYC trio kick against rich pricks, soothe afflicted on most electro-focused, least Balkan LP to date.
Richard Gehr / March 8, 2012
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