Reviews Label: Anti

Label: Anti

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The Locust - Plague Soundscapes album cover

The Locust

Plague Soundscapes, 2003

3.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

The phenomena of the Locust is something I am completely incapable of grasping. I listen to the Locust, and I hear noise. The sounds coming out of my speakers when ...

The Locust - Plague Soundscapes album cover

The Locust

Plague Soundscapes, 2003

7.7 / 10
Multiple Authors

Unlike a lot of other people, I was entirely unfamiliar with the Locust upon the release of this record. All I knew about them was the white belts and the ...

The Locust - Plague Soundscapes album cover

The Locust

Plague Soundscapes, 2003

7.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

The Locust has been shunned for their recent works. Their split with Melt Banana was not taken well by critics. People want The Locust to sound more like their Self-titled ...

The Frames - Burn the Maps album cover

The Frames

Burn the Maps, 2005

5.5 / 10

The Frames are five Dubliners, with a handful of releases already. They use a variety of instruments, ranging from piano to horns and strings, effects, concepts and atmospheric layers shaping ...

Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood album cover

Neko Case

Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, 2006

8.5 / 10

According to Playboy.com, Neko Case is the "Sexiest Babe of Indie Rock." Fortunately for the listening public, such a lofty title hasn't gone to Miss Case's head. "I'm not out ...

Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards album cover

Tom Waits

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards, 2006

9.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

What are your criteria for a good album, a good record, a good song even? For me, the criteria are many; but there is one that really separates the great ...

Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards album cover

Tom Waits

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards, 2006

9.1 / 10
Multiple Authors

I'm not going to lie to you. This review isn't going to be unbiased. It isn't going to be impartial. It isn't going to be neutral in any way, shape, ...

Greg Graffin - Cold as the Clay album cover

Greg Graffin

Cold as the Clay, 2006

8.0 / 10

Nearly a decade ago Bad Religion's Greg Graffin released his first solo effort, the miscellaneous American Lesion (miscellaneous because you can only find it online), and it was a definite ...

Youth Group - Casino Twilight Dogs album cover

Youth Group

Casino Twilight Dogs, 2007

8.7 / 10

Australian-bred power-pop/indie-rock band Youth Group has returned with their second U.S. release, and third overall, with Casino Twilight Dogs and damn is it good. The dark and haunting lyrics matched ...

Antibalas - Security album cover

Antibalas

Security, 2007

6.7 / 10

The Anti label is willing to produce the type of DIY artists who are obviously more concerned with what their music is doing for them as opposed to what it ...

The Locust - New Erections album cover

The Locust

New Erections, 2007

7.0 / 10

The Locust is an extremely polarizing group. On one hand, people take them as a complete joke. On the other, people take them extremely seriously. I fall somewhere in the ...

One Day as a Lion - One Day as a Lion album cover

One Day as a Lion

One Day as a Lion, 2008

7.5 / 10

The background behind the formation of One Day as a Lion isn’t really well, there at all. It pretty much consists of a day when Anti Records made the announcement ...

The Swell Season - Strict Joy album cover

The Swell Season

Strict Joy, 2009

7.5 / 10

A few years ago, a low-budget film called Once made quite the impression on international critics for its minimal and poignant love story, fleshed out by a heartfelt soundtrack and ...

Roky Erickson - True Love Cast Out All Evil album cover

Roky Erickson

True Love Cast Out All Evil, 2010

8.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

First record of new material of Roky’s since 1994’s All That May Do My Rhyme finds the singer in a more reflective mood. The rough edges have been all sandpapered ...

William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs album cover

William Elliott Whitmore

Field Songs, 2011

8.6 / 10

William Elliott Whitmore’s Anti debut, Animals in the Dark, was something of an outlier in his discography—the bigger label release introduced more instrumentation and a more global lyrical scope than ...

Tom Waits - Bad As me album cover

Tom Waits

Bad As me, 2011

8.5 / 10

How many national music treasures come from the United States? You know those ones that are still alive that you can point to and say that our musical culture would ...

Dr. Dog - Be The Void album cover

Dr. Dog

Be The Void, 2012

8.2 / 10

These days, few musicians are fortunate enough to have released seven consistently pleasing albums, thrive on live performance, partake in the DIY method of surviving making music for a living ...

John K. Samson - Provincial album cover

John K. Samson

Provincial, 2012

6.8 / 10

It’s already been four plus years since the last Weakerthans record. If I weren’t aging quickly myself, that would feel like a long time. While I’m not sure what’s up ...

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