Reviews Label: Merge

Label: Merge

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Camera Obscura - Underachievers Please Try Harder album cover

Camera Obscura

Underachievers Please Try Harder, 2004

8.0 / 10

With the state of pop music looking more and more depressing with every year, it is always nice to hear a band whose influences reach a bit deeper than the ...

The Arcade Fire - Funeral album cover

The Arcade Fire

Funeral, 2004

9.0 / 10

Hating to love something is a complicated and frustrating emotion. When it comes to music, I prefer one of the following: to love an album unconditionally and make it a ...

Spoon - Gimmie Fiction album cover

Spoon

Gimmie Fiction, 2005

7.9 / 10

Music elitists say that excellent music has not come out since the 70's; that the past thirty odd some years have been regurgitated, diluted crap. Some might admit that there ...

Robert Pollard - Normal Happiness album cover

Robert Pollard

Normal Happiness, 2006

8.5 / 10

After the now-legendary, myth-making years in the basement with a guy named Tobin and the other Mitch Mitchell working shamelessly towards what would become Bee Thousand (while still teaching middle ...

The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible album cover

The Arcade Fire

Neon Bible, 2007

9.5 / 10

On Arcade Fire's likeable, but dark new album, Neon Bible, there are many things that differ from their critically acclaimed debut, Funeral. The Montreal based indie rockers have a lot ...

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga album cover

Spoon

Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, 2007

8.4 / 10

Over the course of the last year Jim Eno, drummer of Spoon and certified electrical engineer, has produced some of 2007's best albums while working with his boys in Spoon ...

She & Him - Volume One album cover

She & Him

Volume One, 2008

7.9 / 10

She is Zooey Deschanel, the actress and apparently all around talented individual. I remember the moment that is etched into my retina whenever I think of her is in the ...

Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst album cover

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst, 2008

8.0 / 10

It’s rather interesting that I’ve found the work of Bright Eyes to be wholly underwhelming since the release of Fevers and Mirrors back in 2000. Sure, there are been standout ...

She & Him - Volume Two album cover

She & Him

Volume Two, 2010

7.5 / 10

Following up the aptly titled Volume One with an album that has equally fitting title of Volume Two, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward show that She & Him is not ...

King Khan & the Shrines - Idle No More album cover

King Khan & the Shrines

Idle No More, 2013

6.7 / 10

In King Khan & the Shrines, King Khan goes big band. Not in the jazz sense, but in a horn-laden variety a la Memphis rock with some James Brown thrown in for ...

Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy album cover

Titus Andronicus

The Most Lamentable Tragedy, 2015

9.5 / 10

Titus Andronicus (+@, as they shorten it) is a punk outfit led by Patrick Stickles, an obvious obsessive who has spent the last three +@ albums cramming barrages of references ...

Superchunk - What a Time to Be Alive album cover

Superchunk

What a Time to Be Alive, 2018

7.5 / 10

The world feels like it’s coming apart at the seams, some new scandal or piece of terrible news hits daily, or sometimes with even more frequency. It takes more effort ...

Wye Oak  - The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs album cover

Wye Oak

The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, 2018

7.5 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Wye Oak have never made the same record twice, and on The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs, it’s not about to change. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack grow ...

Bob Mould  - Sunshine Rock album cover

Bob Mould

Sunshine Rock, 2019

8.0 / 10

Music is a form of expression and therapy and often times the only way an artist can make sense of the events going on around them. It's something Bob Mould ...

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