Apr 22, 2009 Music Issue #26 Spring 2009 - Bat For Lashes

Super Furry Animals have been at the forefront of forward-thinking pop music for 15 years, and the band's ninth album shows that they continue to be as committed to their craft as ever. More

Bat For Lashes

Two Suns


Apr 11, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Two Suns finds Natasha Khan sharing the conceptual zeitgeist with Beyoncé by exploring her own Sasha Fierce, an alter ego named Pearl-a "destructive, self-absorbed, blond femme fatale" to contrast her everyday "mystical, desert-born spiritual self." More

Dan Deacon



Apr 07, 2009 Music Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

Wham City warrior Dan Deacon comes at us with Bromst, his first full-length since 2007's Spiderman of the Rings and, boy, is it a doozy. This time he loses some of the surgical precision of his earlier work, opting for a more natural approach.  More

Mar 19, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

If Colin Meloy has, up to this point, written four full albums worth of excellent short stories, The Hazards of Love is his first crack at a novel. More

Mar 19, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Middle Cyclone comes off like a decent art house film that demands as much appreciation as it does affect once-is-enough sentiment. Neko Case is as cryptic as ever, but then straight-forward like never before. More

Mar 19, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

One of the most gently amazing albums of the year thus far, Here We Go Magic is the work of Brooklyn’s Luke Temple. Recorded in only two months, Here We Go Magic has the well-worn feel of years of work. More

Mar 15, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Legendary house music producer Ashley Beedle and reggae-tongued/frequent Massive Attack collaborator Horace Andy team up on this spirited collection of original tunes and a cover of The Rolling Stone’s “Angie,” all written and recorded in five days. More

Mar 14, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

In 2008 Buraka Som Sistema blitzed the dance clubs with their musical mantra-cum-breakout single “Sound of Kuduro.” The single, which features M.I.A., utilizes Calypso and Soca pulses but jumbles local zest with pan-global junkyard electronics More

Feb 01, 2009 Music Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

On his seventh album since 2006, Will Oldham is preoccupied with the same things, such as love left to rot, his own stomach, and sex. Also intact is his soft-spoken and sometimes angelic voice, which belies the devilish humor contained within his lyrics. More