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Peter Bjorn and John on “Endless Dream”

Mar 11, 2020 Web Exclusive

Endless Dream is the album. Endless well is the assumed inspiration. More

My Favorite Album: “Weird Al” Yankovic on Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

Mar 10, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

When "Weird Al" Yankovic attended Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road farewell tour last year at the Los Angeles Forum, it felt like things had come full circle. More

Destroyer on “Have We Met”

Mar 09, 2020

Like a droll nightmare following a binge of one too many Black Mirror episodes, Dan Bejar's lyrics will send chills up your spine and leave your lips in a rueful grin. More

U.S. Girls on “Heavy Light”

Mar 06, 2020 Web Exclusive

Her last album, 2018's In a Poem Unlimited, was hailed as a politicized pop masterpiece thanks to lyrics that decried drone strikes and condoned violent vengeance for abused women. More

Wolf Parade - Dan Boeckner on “Thin Mind”

Mar 05, 2020 Web Exclusive

Periodically hitting a vaporizer while transferring drum stems to a hard drive at an Airbnb in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner is celebrating album release day. More

My Favorite Album: Greta Kline of Frankie Cosmos on Connie Converse’s “How Sad, How Lovely”

Mar 04, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Listening to albums all the way through wasn't a necessity with my generation but I listen to full albums now more than I ever have. I think maybe because now I make albums and I think of them as full albums a little bit more each time. I'm also more interested in seeing how other artists do that. More

My Favorite Album: John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats on Mercyful Fate’s “Don’t Break the Oath”

Mar 03, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

I was living in Portland in '85-'86, and I wouldn't say I was an apprentice speed freak, because I wasn't on speed all of the time, but I was quite often taking really hard speed-crystal meth. More

My Favorite Album: Joseph Mount of Metronomy on Weezer’s “Weezer (Blue Album)”

Mar 02, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

This album seemed relevant because of my new record, and me thinking about the kind of stuff that was released when I was a teenager and impressionable. More

Real Estate on “The Main Thing”

Feb 28, 2020 Web Exclusive

"It's gonna be hard to go back." Martin Courtney laughs as he describes the line crossed by Real Estate in the writing and recording of their latest album, The Main Thing. For nearly a decade, the New Jersey-based band have developed their niche of relaxing rock, but an "existential crisis," as Courtney has termed it, pushed the band toward a more thoughtful ethic concerning their craft this time around. More