Category: Album Reviews

Album Review: Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev

On November 10, Sleigh Bells duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller released the new seven-track album, Kid Kruschev. This 21-minute-long album comes a year after the 2016 release of Jessica Rabbit, and features a refreshed take on Sleigh Bells’ signature noise pop sound. The first track of the album, “Blue Trash Mattress Fire,” has already ...

Mike’s Picks – Songs of Her’s

Silky, enchanting vocals laid over a curiously complex aggregation of instrumental melodies.   Overall this is a very reflective album, though there are a couple of breakaway songs that don’t place perfectly into the mood. It’s littered with longing choruses like: ‘Where did I go wrong?’, ‘You don’t know this guy’, and ‘I’ll try for ...

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Masseduction is Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s fifth studio album and follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled album. The album opener, “Hang on Me,” includes a repeating call to another to “hang on me/ ‘Cause you and me/ We’re not meant for this world.” It’s an interesting introduction to ideas Clark addresses later ...

Mike’s Picks – Naked All The Time

A down-tempo, synth driven LP takes you back to a time you’ve never lived through.   This LP is a soulful mix between vaporwave and 80’s synthpop. At times it’s wistful and a bit moody, but one of the best things about it is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s like Sports constructed ...

Revisiting Broadcast’s Healing Psychedelia

Resting somewhere between dream pop and indie electronic, Broadcast is an English band consisting of Trish Keenan and James Cargill as its two constant members. In all senses, the group disbanded in 2011 with the death of Trish Keenan from complications with pneumonia and swine flu, though Cargill is said to be working on new ...

Run-On Sentence Reviews: Brand New – Science Fiction

This album is your brain vacillating between actively wanting to die and desperately needing to live, between getting dragged down in the murk and vaporizing the murk with an atom bomb, between burning slowly down to nothingness and exploding with the blinding white light of vitality, between offering itself to the god of Existential Dread ...