Reviews Label: Polyvinyl

Label: Polyvinyl

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Rainer Maria - Long Knives Drawn album cover

Rainer Maria

Long Knives Drawn, 2003

5.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

Rainer Maria? More like Rainer Boring. The lack of rock and only prettiness make this boring. It would be ok if the prettiness was really good, but it's just kind ...

Rainer Maria - Long Knives Drawn album cover

Rainer Maria

Long Knives Drawn, 2003

8.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

Wow. This band changed. A lot. Last I had heard of this band was A Better Version Of Me which I believe was their last full length record. Well something ...

Rainer Maria - Long Knives Drawn album cover

Rainer Maria

Long Knives Drawn, 2003

7.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

Long Knives Drawn is quite a good rock record. Each song is well-written and sculpted quite perfectly by Rainer's members. Highlights on the record, to me, are the opening track ...

Mates of State - Team Boo album cover

Mates of State

Team Boo, 2003

6.0 / 10

Everyone needs something cute every once in a while... once in a while. Too much can make you vomit, but a little dose can make you feel a lot better ...

Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! - Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! album cover

Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!

Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!, 2004

3.1 / 10

Over the past 2 years, the exclamation point has become more played out than "Hey Ya!" has over these past couple months. The exclamation point is used to show urgency, ...

Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic album cover

Of Montreal

Satanic Panic in the Attic, 2004

9.0 / 10

One of the most prominent acts to emerge from the Elephant 6 collective, Of Montreal originated from Athens, Georgia, and is fronted by vocalist and guitarist Kevin Barnes and features ...

Joan Of Arc - Joan Of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain album cover

Joan Of Arc

Joan Of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain, 2004

8.5 / 10

It's strange to think that Tim Kinsella has been at it for about decade now, using his inexplicable charms and off-key personality with groups like Cap'n Jazz, Make Believe, Owls, ...

Hail Social - Hail Social album cover

Hail Social

Hail Social, 2005

3.5 / 10

With independent music, you don't usually have the case of one hit wonders. This is mainly due to the fact that most independent music isn't being played on commercial radio ...

Owen - At Home with Owen album cover

Owen

At Home with Owen, 2006

7.0 / 10

During late November of 2002, I was a sad and bitter person. These feelings were brought about by several factors; the most obvious being that, as freshman in college whose ...

Owen - New Leaves album cover

Owen

New Leaves, 2009

8.6 / 10
Multiple Authors

Most people who listen to Owen are all-too-aware of what I like to call the Kinsella continuum. Chicago-based brothers Mike and Tim are responsible for some of the more infamous ...

Owen - New Leaves album cover

Owen

New Leaves, 2009

7.7 / 10
Multiple Authors

Owen made being a self-deprecating, guitar-playing romantic a cool thing again. But its 2009 now, and maybe it’s a little played out. Yeah, there will always be a sense of ...

Japandroids - Celebration Rock album cover

Japandroids

Celebration Rock, 2012

8.0 / 10

Japandroids, a Canadian two-piece rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, has released their second full length album entitled Celebration Rock. The album begins with drumbeats and the first track, "The ...

Saturday Looks Good To Me - All Your Summer Songs (Re-Issue) album cover

Saturday Looks Good To Me

All Your Summer Songs (Re-Issue), 2012

8.5 / 10

Have you ever gone to a show for one artist or band that you look forward to seeing so much and, instead, walk away talking about one of the openers ...

Saturday Looks Good To Me - Every Night (Reissue) album cover

Saturday Looks Good To Me

Every Night (Reissue), 2012

8.0 / 10

Imagine my pleasant surprise when the reissue of the long out of print vinyl version of the Saturday Looks Good To Me album Every Night was announced, and even pleasant surprise might be underselling ...

Saturday Looks Good To Me - One Kiss Ends It All album cover

Saturday Looks Good To Me

One Kiss Ends It All, 2013

8.0 / 10

A void was left in the world for those that enjoyed the jangly indie pop of Saturday Looks Good To Me when the group disbanded sometime following a tour in 2008 leaving ...

Various Artists - I Need You Bad album cover

Various Artists

I Need You Bad, 2013

3.0 / 10

  Due to its liberal usage around ye olden music-critiquing biz, “garage rock” is one of those dicey descriptors that, should you choose to follow it, can lead you down ...

Xiu Xiu - Angel Guts: Red Classroom album cover

Xiu Xiu

Angel Guts: Red Classroom, 2014

8.5 / 10

Xiu Xiu (pronounced “shoo shoo”) is a critically-acclaimed, Los Angeles-based, avant-garde duo. It’s comprised of founder James Stewart and Angela Seo, a member since 2009.Their melancholy, Bowie Low-esque sound can be heard ...

Owls - Two album cover

Owls

Two, 2014

8.8 / 10

Post-hardcore merges the experimentation of noise rock with the energy of hardcore punk. During its first two decades, post-hardcore was pretty underground, but it produced notable acts like Shellac, Fugazi, and Big Black in ...

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