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Under The Radar review
08.01.16

Not every examination of a pop record requires an elaborate look at context and character, but anything by David Bowie demands it. In some superficial sense, Bowie's albums are...

Clash review
19.01.16

Simultaneously intellectual and anthemic...

Afro Monk review
19.12.15

If you were to ask me to name some of my favorite producers, right now. I’d absolutely list Staunch. If you’ve heard me DJ in the past year you’ll probably realize I throw in at...

The Pier review
14.12.15

More Music More Family is a collection of songs about life—challenges, adversity and, ultimately, overcoming. This universal theme is woven throughout the album and infused with...

Under The Radar review
11.12.15

Coldplay's seventh album A Head Full of Dreams is insufferably bland at best and downright offensive at worst. Over the course of 11 tracks, Chris Martin and company repeatedly...

Clash review
11.12.15

Polite noises, sadly without bite...

The Pier review
07.12.15

Sonny Boy Williamson. Lead Belly. Robert Johnson. Howlin’ Wolf. G. Love & Special Sauce?The Blues is one of only a few things in this world that is uniquely American, yet it is a...

Under The Radar review
19.11.15

Maritime appear as some sort of leftover relic from the first-wave indie/emo era, but they continue to make straightforward indie rock with little pretension and a focus on melody...

Clash review
18.11.15

Stirring Welsh folk melodies aplenty across an uplifting third outing...

Clash review
11.11.15

25th anniversary re-issue...

Under The Radar review
05.11.15

Car Seat Headrest is the moniker of Will Toledo, a young Virginia musician who has been self-releasing albums on his Bandcamp page for years. He makes lo-fi, fuzzy pop-rock, with...

Clash review
06.11.15

For a last gasp, it sure sounds vital...

Under The Radar review
02.11.15

The concept of certain members of The Libertines actually existing within this mortal sphere in 2015 was a colossal source of doubt for some time back in the mid-'00s, let alone...

AudioCred review
30.10.15

Pulsing with a downtempo, trip-hop vibe, Mobley’s new single “Swoon” introduces us to the first taste of his upcoming LP “Fresh Lies”. The Austin artist triangulates indie-pop a...

Under The Radar review
26.10.15

People tend to think of an artist's side-project having less credibility than his main output vehicle, but that should not be the case for EL VY. A partnership made up of Matt...

Under The Radar review
20.10.15

With its last album, 2011's Degeneration Street, The Dears returned to its roots, at least lineup-wise. Past members Patrick Krief (guitars/vocals), Robert Benvie (guitars...

Under The Radar review
14.10.15

Devon Welsh, singer and primary lyricist of duo Magical Cloudz, has a habit of locking eyes with audience members during concerts, and not breaking the eye contact for...

Under The Radar review
10.10.15

While it still may not rank with Editors' finest work, In Dream is the sound of a band finally moving on and discovering new ground rather than dwelling on past concerns, and the...

Clash review
05.10.15

Lyrically uneasy but musically impassioned...

Clash review
01.10.15

Mercurial double act deploys deluxe take on a Nineties curio...

The Quietus review
01.10.15

Embodying all the complex and contradictory facets of the American Dream, one at a time, Del Rey managed, up to now, to leave everyone pondering how much is true and how much is...

Under The Radar review
02.10.15

If "beach goth" is already a musical genre taken by neo-surf rockers, then Lana Del Rey's new album Honeymoon has given birth to "tropical noir;" all the imagery of swaying palm...

The Quietus review
01.10.15

Both denizens and doyens of the demi-monde, The Cesarians are possessed by a febrile sensuality that sends fingernails scraping down the spine. They promise either a switchblade...

Under The Radar review
29.09.15

It's fitting that Silversun Pickups dropped an epic video by filmmaker Mark Pellington to accompany the lead single "Nightlight" from their new album, Better Nature. L.A.'s...

Under The Radar review
28.09.15

If there is anything we've learned about Alison Mosshart over the last decade, it is that she is a damn undeniable star, no matter what setting she's put in. Whether she's dueling...

Under The Radar review
24.09.15

So after the fights, the recriminations, and the bitter bile subside, a brand new New Order album surfaces. From the outside looking in, there's a touch of Pink Floyd circa 1987...

Clash review
28.09.15

A stately if hardly revolutionary return...

Punk News review
23.09.15

Runaway Brother pack a punch. The kind of punch that leaves you knocked out and most likely hard enough to wonder if your organs are still properly intact. The band’s debut album...

Clash review
22.09.15

Back to basics approach proves a winner...

Punk News review
21.09.15

Just about everyone has heard the song "Flagpole Sitta", a alternative rock classic. Yes, that would be track 2 on Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?. Harvey Danger busted out...

Punk News review
17.09.15

On their debut, Ought earned a hell of a lot of Talking Heads comparisons. Ever the silver-haired figurehead, David Byrne's musical specter looms large over the status of good...

The Quietus review
18.09.15

After self-releasing their first EP in 2012, Ought subsequently gained a lot of attention and, not long after, a contract with the legendary Constellation Records. In the early...

The Quietus review
15.09.15

Viewed at a certain distance, the cunning avant-pop of London three-piece Micachu & The Shapes could well be misconstrued as an ad hoc quest for hyper-individualism rather than...