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Top-rated albums this month
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The Dandy Warhols

Distortland

The Dandy Warhols - Distortland album cover

The Dandy Warhols new release Distortland is a trippy foray into pop that should not only garner new fans but also satisfy their long term fans as well. The band has been putting out great records for 22 years now and this is their ninth release. The band continues to ...

84%

Marissa Nadler

Strangers

Marissa Nadler - Strangers album cover

Marissa Nadler has been releasing albums since 2004, and her meticulous constructions of dream states has been astonishing since the first notes of “Fifty Five Falls.” Through the years, Nadler has shown her aptitude in songwriting, not solely by awakening an emotional response with her music, but also with a ...

Worst-rated albums this month
45%

Explosions in the Sky

The Wilderness

Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness album cover

It’s been five years since Texas post-rock outfit Explosions in the Sky released Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, which makes this the longest between-album gap for the band. Not that they’ve been sitting on their hands: They’ve been reliving their Friday Night Lights claim-to-fame years, writing three soundtracks for ...

50%

Corrective Measure

Demo 2015

Corrective Measure - Demo 2015 album cover
200 Words Or Less

Five song ripper from this quartet out of Maine. If the cover art is any indication these guys wear a lot of Nike. A cartoonish drawing of a baldy wearing both a Nike tee shirt and Nike sneakers adorns the J-card. Anybody who’s seen my recent drawings knows I can ...

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85%

The Dandy Warhols

Distortland

The Dandy Warhols - Distortland album cover

The Dandy Warhols new release Distortland is a trippy foray into pop that should not only garner new fans but also satisfy their long term fans as well. The band has been putting out great records for 22 years now and this is their ninth release. The band continues to ...

84%

Marissa Nadler

Strangers

Marissa Nadler - Strangers album cover

Marissa Nadler has been releasing albums since 2004, and her meticulous constructions of dream states has been astonishing since the first notes of “Fifty Five Falls.” Through the years, Nadler has shown her aptitude in songwriting, not solely by awakening an emotional response with her music, but also with a ...

60%

Music Band

Wake Up Laughing

Music Band - Wake Up Laughing album cover

Music Band, along with JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet, forms the Infinity Cat triad, the latest representatives of the Nashville indie punk scene. I’ll readily admit to being a big DP fan - I’ve seen them four times, once with JEFF and once with Music Band. I knew these ...

45%

Explosions in the Sky

The Wilderness

Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness album cover

It’s been five years since Texas post-rock outfit Explosions in the Sky released Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, which makes this the longest between-album gap for the band. Not that they’ve been sitting on their hands: They’ve been reliving their Friday Night Lights claim-to-fame years, writing three soundtracks for ...

50%

Corrective Measure

Demo 2015

Corrective Measure - Demo 2015 album cover
200 Words Or Less

Five song ripper from this quartet out of Maine. If the cover art is any indication these guys wear a lot of Nike. A cartoonish drawing of a baldy wearing both a Nike tee shirt and Nike sneakers adorns the J-card. Anybody who’s seen my recent drawings knows I can ...

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Bad Astronaut

Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment

8.2 / 10 Bad Astronaut - Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment album cover

Before the release of Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment, frontman Joey Cape willingly admitted that the record does not measure up to what it should have been, and not ...

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