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Top-rated albums this month
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The Kinks

Part 1. Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround (Deluxe 2CD)

The Kinks - Part 1. Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround (Deluxe 2CD) album cover

Where do I being on reviewing a deluxe edition of a record that’s 50 years old? I’ll start by saying I’m never going to call a deluxe edition perfect -- because a lot of the records getting that treatment were damn near perfect to begin with. There’s definitely a place ...

80%

Kimono Drag Queens

Songs Of Worship

Kimono Drag Queens - Songs Of Worship album cover

Look at that gorgeous and very colorful cover. Now tell me what type of music do you expect? This better be something psychedelic, right? I admit I picked this album for review based on the bandname (stuff like this makes me really curious) and the artwork.I expected something sunny and ...

Worst-rated albums this month
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Pitch & Bark

Two EPs: Nowhere Near Ohio & Father Hoxy

Pitch & Bark - Two EPs: Nowhere Near Ohio & Father Hoxy album cover

Elegant desert-shoe-gaze-rock from Santa Fe, New Mexico FFO Pigrow, Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand and Father John Misty. The landscapes and artistry of Santa Fe, New Mexico comes through well on this older “post rock” cassette. The region’s Kokopelli imagery is a reminder to celebrate fertile land and the ...

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Debt Neglector

Bad Faith EP

Debt Neglector - Bad Faith EP album cover

Debt Neglector put this new digital EP into the world in late 2020, in part to help raise funds for Fair Fight before the Georgia runoff elections. It has five songs, ending on an Elvis Costello cover.That intro is relevant because the songs on Bad Faith are highly political in nature, so it gives ...

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85%

The Kinks

Part 1. Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround (Deluxe 2CD)

The Kinks - Part 1. Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround (Deluxe 2CD) album cover

Where do I being on reviewing a deluxe edition of a record that’s 50 years old? I’ll start by saying I’m never going to call a deluxe edition perfect -- because a lot of the records getting that treatment were damn near perfect to begin with. There’s definitely a place ...

80%

Kimono Drag Queens

Songs Of Worship

Kimono Drag Queens - Songs Of Worship album cover

Look at that gorgeous and very colorful cover. Now tell me what type of music do you expect? This better be something psychedelic, right? I admit I picked this album for review based on the bandname (stuff like this makes me really curious) and the artwork.I expected something sunny and ...

77%

Real Numbers

Brighter Then EP

Real Numbers - Brighter Then EP album cover

Last year took a toll on many, many people. It was rough. It was angry. It was painful. And most art reflected that.Sometimes it’s necessary to take a deep breath, relax, and think about that feeling when the sun shines through the clouds. And that’s what Real Numbers sound like ...

70%

Debt Neglector

Bad Faith EP

Debt Neglector - Bad Faith EP album cover

Debt Neglector put this new digital EP into the world in late 2020, in part to help raise funds for Fair Fight before the Georgia runoff elections. It has five songs, ending on an Elvis Costello cover.That intro is relevant because the songs on Bad Faith are highly political in nature, so it gives ...

80%

Dikembe

Muck

Dikembe - Muck album cover

Gainesville, FL’s Dikembe have been playing around the scene for quite a few years but I’ve never actually checked out their recorded material. I saw them back at Pre-Fest 6 and enjoyed it live but their brand of emo isn’t really my bag. It’s the kind of music that I find really ...

75%

Too Many Voices

Catch Me if You Can

Too Many Voices - Catch Me if You Can album cover

A nice little seven song ep of mid-tempo and introspective punk rock for us dads in our late thirties. These guys seem to have been around for some time but are new acquintance for me. And a pleasant one too, when I want to listen to hardcore with some thought ...

75%

The Lippies

Pop 'n' Lockdown EP

The Lippies - Pop 'n' Lockdown EP album cover

I have to admit that I’ve heard a few songs by The Lippies in the past, but never sat down with their 2016 debut and absorbed it in any sense. This EP is kind of my introduction beyond a passing song here and there. And I enjoy it, though I ...

50%

Pitch & Bark

Two EPs: Nowhere Near Ohio & Father Hoxy

Pitch & Bark - Two EPs: Nowhere Near Ohio & Father Hoxy album cover

Elegant desert-shoe-gaze-rock from Santa Fe, New Mexico FFO Pigrow, Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand and Father John Misty. The landscapes and artistry of Santa Fe, New Mexico comes through well on this older “post rock” cassette. The region’s Kokopelli imagery is a reminder to celebrate fertile land and the ...

75%

Eliot Borenstein

Pussy Riot – Speaking Punk to Power

Eliot Borenstein - Pussy Riot – Speaking Punk to Power album cover
Book Review

It would be appropriate to refer to Pussy Riot not only as revolutionary art collective, but a cultural phenomenon that has itself firmly established on international terrain. Having first risen to prominence via their anti-Putin protest performance in a cathedral in Moscow, there have been a myriad of misconceptions about ...

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Night Jobs

The Shape of Bummers To Come

Night Jobs - The Shape of Bummers To Come  album cover

The world needs more 5-song EPs. Why? Because this is a record, not a single with a b-side. The Shape of Bummers To Come has a united vibe from start to finish and it gives a real feeling of seeing a band instead of feeling like an appetizer.Sticking with that theme a little ...

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The Black Keys

El Camino

8.3 / 10 The Black Keys - El Camino album cover

By now, the Black Keys have released enough material to seemingly exist since the early nineties. This is not the case, however, only having released their gritty debut, The Big ...

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