Written by Brett Berliner Wednesday, 20 April 2011 10:06
Angles has been highly anticipated, facing huge expectations—and so the fact that it’s merely solid is slightly disappointing.
Written by Derek Lauer Thursday, 14 April 2011 13:18
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the band live, especially with Will Kennedy back on the drums.
Written by Christopher Sewell Wednesday, 13 April 2011 12:23
Mosshart’s stint in The Dead Weather has rubbed off on her songwriting—this is a record bathed in a much darker light than previous Kills albums.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 13 April 2011 09:18
Not only is it begging to be included on your next road trip playlist, it’s also one of the album’s surest portrayals of Callahan’s resonant lyrics.
Written by Alex Schreiber Monday, 11 April 2011 21:13
James Blake has put together a unique album full of rollicking rumbles, fuzzy waves, and silent moments that make the former two all the more shattering.
Written by Ashley White Monday, 11 April 2011 08:32
With an even balance of sexual confidence and emotioal love songs, this album showcases the uniqueness of Brown’s talent.
Written by Brett Berliner Tuesday, 05 April 2011 16:38
Saigon destroys all expectations by growing into a much more diverse artist, one capable of carrying an album.
Written by Ashley White Tuesday, 05 April 2011 16:34
She lacks vocal variety and expansion; there’s nothing unique about her songs.
Written by Mike Rengel Tuesday, 05 April 2011 16:28
It’s easy to imagine Li as the Swedish version of Lisa Bonet in High Fidelity, recently spurned but still on the prowl.
Written by Nicole Madden Sunday, 03 April 2011 16:17
Local musicians strut their talents during an afternoon showcase in The Grove this Saturday.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Saturday, 02 April 2011 20:15
“We do write cute love songs, but there’s a depth there that people kind of overlook.”
Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 25 March 2011 09:22
If you know anything at all about these four fantastic acts, then you know you’re in for one killer party.
Written by Jason Neubauer Thursday, 17 March 2011 08:11
They play these songs as though they are brand-new masterpieces of rock ‘n’ roll, with all the excitement and fury that made them great in the first place.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 16 March 2011 16:45
A preview of this year's edition of SXSW's annual spotlight on Japan's best and brightest bands.
Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 15 March 2011 14:34
It’s not like a job or anything like that; it’s just like something we’ve always done, and it’s fun.
Written by Ashley White Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:11
Avril laces the album with a variety of emotions ranging from pain, to excitement, to relief, to finally appreciating and loving yourself through it all.
Written by Bruce Matlock Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:24
“We’ve never been reliant on that, we’re not the type of band with flames and pyro, but the good sound that we bring hopefully is enough.”
Written by Braden Abbott Wednesday, 09 March 2011 11:47
There’s a bit of St. Vincent, some Jenny Lewis, some Kate Bush, yet her voice is a bit wobbly, a bit unsure.
Written by Braden Abbott Monday, 07 March 2011 14:46
They are anxious, aggressive, self-aware and perhaps a bit fucked up, but they are grappling honestly with it on their new release 2205, and what they’ve come up with is rather magnetic.
Written by Nicole Madden Wednesday, 02 March 2011 22:46
One of Gainesville's best known punk bands is all grown up.
Written by Jenn Metzler Wednesday, 02 March 2011 18:54
While fairly distinguishable from 2010’s Causers of This (and the inauguration of chillwave as yet another sub-sub-sub genre), Underneath the Pine is certainly an album one can “chill” to.
Written by Jason Neubauer Wednesday, 02 March 2011 18:50
Some of his earliest recordings paint a picture of the soul sickness so instrumental in forming his classic hits.
Written by Kelly Glueck Wednesday, 02 March 2011 14:42
“I’m excited to play on the same day as Kanye West. That kind of blows my mind even saying that sentence.”
Written by Kelly Glueck Wednesday, 02 March 2011 14:31
“When we first began, we never thought it would turn into what it has. We were just using our nice classical instruments at the time and we were playing these house parties.”
Written by Matthew Treon Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:38
The album is laced with DeVotchKa’s signature Eastern European and Latin flourishes. But 100 Lovers has a greater sonic expansiveness than previous DeVotchKa albums and covers more territory than the band ever has before.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:38
The album finds the band celebrating their twentieth anniversary by returning to more familiar territory, getting in the occasional political dig while concentrating most of their energy on telling stories from the streets of New York City with their patented mix of traditional Irish music and American rock n’ roll.
Written by Glen Elkins Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:28
The album, on this song in particular, sounds very much like Beam's recent live performances and creates a sense of "jammy" collaboration that's a logical extension of the previous record.
Written by Mike Rengel Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:24
Instead, what Zonoscope recalls most is the engrossing, expansive, longform progressive house and dance pop New Order and Pet Shop Boys ruled the world with in the late '80s.
Written by Brett Berliner Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:18
One thing I’ve realized is that it’s incredibly difficult to make music that is stimulating without it requiring complete attention at the same time. Sonic Youth has successfully achieved that here.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 17 February 2011 21:39
Ritual reveals a band more self-possessed and self-aware.
Written by Braden Abbott Wednesday, 16 February 2011 21:07
So, not only has Keely penned one of the best hard rock albums ever, he’s introduced the sweaty twenty-somethings to Campbell’s massive theory of Myth.
Written by Ashley White Wednesday, 16 February 2011 21:00
Kweli’s rhymes are enjoyable, but his repetitive delivery makes the album so blah.
Written by Ashley White Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:51
You can really feel the struggle she’s going through with the progression of her vocals as well as the intensity of the piano accompanying her brilliantly on this track.
Written by Mary Beth Hascall Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:46
Eve builds on the band’s love of complex pop melodies, horn and strings rhythm and funky percussion all squeezed into a tight, radio-friendly three to four-minute format.
Written by John Shepherd Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:42
But, unfortunately, on their own Ottewell’s songs blend together, and what seems remarkable as part of a larger musical canvas ends up being disappointingly tedious.
Written by Mary Beth Hascall Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:31
Fortunately, Ottewell’s music shines brightly through the harsh stage lights. Shapes & Shadows combines his forceful tenor with passionate songwriting.
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