Reviews Label: Sub Pop

Label: Sub Pop

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The Postal Service - Give Up album cover

The Postal Service

Give Up, 2003

6.6 / 10

Ben Gibbard has butterfingers lately. No, I'm not accusing him of having an affection towards a particular candy bar, I'm refering to his ability to maintain musical quality. The newest ...

Constantines - Shine A Light album cover

Constantines

Shine A Light, 2003

8.4 / 10

I'm from California. I live near the ocean. I like driving. I like watching baseball. I'm the outside world's perception of a fairly typical American guy (except for my slightly ...

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow album cover

The Shins

Chutes Too Narrow, 2003

9.0 / 10

Since I've only heard a couple of songs from last year's solid debut, Oh, Inverted World, this review will be free of any mentions of "sophomore slumps." Chutes Too Narrow ...

All Night Radio - Spirit Stereo Frequency album cover

All Night Radio

Spirit Stereo Frequency, 2004

6.0 / 10

Imagine driving down an endless highway in a thunderstorm while listening to your favorite AOR station. Suddenly lightning strikes the antenna and the gaps between the songs are erased. The ...

Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days album cover

Iron and Wine

Our Endless Numbered Days, 2004

8.0 / 10

Recently, I've made a pact with myself to never again purchase an album with an oxy-moronic title. This is due solely to the fact that usually the majority of emphasis ...

The Elected - Me First album cover

The Elected

Me First, 2004

8.0 / 10

Admit it, you skipped Blake Sennett's songs on Rilo Kiley's The Execution of All Things! It's often distracting to hear different vocalists for different tracks. All the songs he chose ...

Wolf Eyes - Burned Mind album cover

Wolf Eyes

Burned Mind, 2004

8.0 / 10

Listening to Wolf Eyes is not what I'd call a traditionally pleasurable experience. Unless you consider having your face ravaged by a two-by-four while masturbating to an execution an enjoyable ...

Iron and Wine - Woman King album cover

Iron and Wine

Woman King, 2005

8.2 / 10

Judging an artist based on another's artistic merit is an unfair and pretty bogus way of looking at music, but whenever I listen to Iron & Wine (and/or almost any ...

Wolf Eyes - Human Animal album cover

Wolf Eyes

Human Animal, 2006

5.9 / 10

Torture is on everybody's lips these days. Our Vice President vaguely approves of hydrogen-based interrogation, and our anchormen volunteer to be waterboarded on the air as our cultural debate over ...

Low - Drums and Guns album cover

Low

Drums and Guns, 2007

6.0 / 10

Low are known as pioneers of the slow-core genre, or what I like to call "intense sleepy-time music." They reached their noisiest peak in the winter of 2005 with The ...

The Shins - Wincing the Night Away album cover

The Shins

Wincing the Night Away, 2007

8.7 / 10

Mainstream indie pop may not be as popular as it was when "New Slang" dominated the world a short while ago, but that hasn't stopped The Shins from continually engineering ...

Pissed Jeans - Hope for Men album cover

Pissed Jeans

Hope for Men, 2007

7.9 / 10
Multiple Authors

Ask somebody why they like the music they like, and you can get more or less the same answer. We have certain expectations from music, and we judge its quality ...

Pissed Jeans - Hope for Men album cover

Pissed Jeans

Hope for Men, 2007

8.3 / 10
Multiple Authors

The music of Pissed Jeans is what The Wonder Years might have been like if Kevin had been born with Thalidomide birth defects, facing the trials of growing up with ...

Patton Oswalt - Werewolves and Lollipops album cover

Patton Oswalt

Werewolves and Lollipops, 2007

8.7 / 10

For the most part, humor is always subjective. Not in this case, however. If Patton Oswalt doesn’t make you laugh, then you, my sad little friend are wrong. Dead wrong. ...

Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog album cover

Iron and Wine

The Shepherd's Dog, 2007

5.5 / 10

I should never set expectations when it comes to music. When was the last time an album was exactly as good or as bad or as neutral as you thought ...

The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia album cover

The Gutter Twins

Saturnalia, 2008

7.6 / 10
Multiple Authors

So here we have the much-anticipated collaboration between Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs/The Twilight Singers fame and Mark Lanegan of Queens of the Stone Age/Screaming Trees fame (as well as ...

The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia album cover

The Gutter Twins

Saturnalia, 2008

9.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

There’s cool and then there’s cool. Mark Lanegan is cool. He was cool fronting the Screaming Trees back in the day. He was cool on each one of his six-or-so ...

Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords album cover

Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords, 2008

8.8 / 10

When a friend sent me a YouTube link for some live Flight of the Conchords footage a couple of years ago, I was very skeptical. “I don’t like comedy music!” ...

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