Sep 19, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

After two albums, Cold Specks, the stage name used by Canadian singer/songwriter Ladan Hussein, still felt like a talent in search of a sound. Fool's Paradise doesn't do much to alter this situation, but it does allow Hussein to showcase the reason her embryonic style remains worth sticking with. More

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

Studio: Momentum Pictures
Directed by Jay Baruchel

Sep 18, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

Goon: Last of the Enforcers attempts to recapture the magic, trying to show more is more, and less is more, while proving neither is more in this instance. More

Sep 18, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Phoebe Bridgers' debut album is best listened to on starry midnight walks, head reeling with thoughts of lovers old and new. More

Rough Night

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sep 18, 2017 DVDs Web Exclusive

Rough Night is proof that the failings of modern studio comedies cannot be overcome by diversity alone. More

The Blow

Brand New Abyss

Self-Released

Sep 18, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Since the release of The Blow's self-titled long player in 2013, the world has turned decidedly maximalist. Pop music, politics, sex, food, fashion, feelings, thoughts, even fucking coffee have had their dials ramped up to deafening. If we can't hear you in 2017, you don't exist. More

Rostam

Half-Light

Nonesuch

Sep 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to believe Rostam Batmanglij is only now releasing his debut solo album. A vital cog in Vampire Weekend until recently, he also collaborated with Hamilton Leithauser on last year's excellent I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, and scored The OA, a stylish and baffling Netflix sci-fi show co-written and directed by his brother. But believe it or not, Half-Light is the first time he's ventured out on his own. More

Sep 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Sløtface (pronounced Slutface, and spelt that way until censorship provoked a re-think) bring a classic pop-punk sound with explosively direct lyrics. The Norwegian four-piece manage to be both a throwback and something refreshingly forward looking as a result. More

Deerhoof

Mountain Moves

Joyful Noise

Sep 14, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It's a good sign when the opening seconds of an album sound cool enough to just loop and repeat, and Deerhoof pull that off on Mountain Moves, their fourteenth album.  More

Sep 14, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The earnest spirit of Sonic Youth resides within Lee Ranaldo's soul. Yet, it is his heart that he pours out in his first album since 2013, Electric Trim.  More