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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Luciferian Towers

82
Sep 15, 2017
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe

Hiss Spun

85
Sep 15, 2017
Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

Ariel Pink

Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

80
Sep 15, 2017
Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life

Japandroids

Near to the Wild Heart of Life

78
Sep 14, 2017
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Not Dark Yet

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

Not Dark Yet

81
Sep 14, 2017
METZ - Strange Peace

METZ

Strange Peace

84
Sep 14, 2017
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear

Painted Ruins

80
Sep 14, 2017
Susanne Sundfør - Music For People In Trouble

Susanne Sundfør

Music For People In Trouble

87
Sep 14, 2017
Cut Copy - Haiku From Zero

Cut Copy

Haiku From Zero

77
Sep 14, 2017
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister

Planetarium

78
Sep 11, 2017
Algiers - The Underside of Power

Algiers

The Underside of Power

55
Sep 11, 2017
David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack

David Rawlings

Poor David's Almanack

82
Sep 11, 2017

Recent Reviews

84
The rambunctious rock on Strange Peace is surprisingly well-ordered and compelling. The vocals are more than a little reminiscent of Sex Pistols (i.e. Johnny Rotten), which works well in this context. I won't be surprised to see this rated quite well, probably making a lot of year end lists to boot.

Listen to the full album over at http://www.npr.org/2017/09/14/550444874/first-listen-metz-strange-peace
77
Giving this a preview on NPR's First Listen. I never even listened to their previous album "Free Your Mind" because of the poor reviews, but have long enjoyed the two albums before that. This one actually has some good grooves on it. First track is solid. "No Fixed Destination" is quite enjoyable. "Haiku From Zero" certainly won't get the kind of love "Zonoscope" and "In Ghost Colours" did, but it seems to be a much more solid offering from ... read more
78
Big and bloated in its production and instrumentation, along the lines of Enjoy Your Rabbit and Age of Adz. If you have patience, and are basically gaga for anything Sufjan, you'll have no trouble sitting through -- and maybe even enjoying -- this album. May not qualify as AOTY material, but it is frankly a rather compelling album. I think I like it more with each repeated listen (on my 3rd already).
55
A plodding slog. I couldn't finish it.
82
This album has more in common with Gillian Welch's Soul Journey, and maybe The Harrow & the Harvest, than David Rawlings two previous albums as Dave Rawlings & The Machine. Excellent set of songs, with good variety and a healthy contribution from Welch.
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