Jan 06, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Despite seeming wholly dysfunctional, Pete Doherty releases a lot of music, either with his group Babyshambles, or with his original iconic group, The Libertines. Hamburg Demonstrations, however, is Doherty's first solo album in seven years, one he is releasing with an added "r" to his first name, presumably an indication of a makeover of sorts. More

Jan 03, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

The latest ambient work from sound wizard Brian Eno is one long examination of the spaces in between. The practical intention appears to be to hang on to high range note accents long enough to lull you into a gravity free zone.  More

Dec 30, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Tove Lo's new album trades in the dynamic, hedonistic pop of her debut Queen of the Clouds for icy, downtempo club hits. More

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Dec 28, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

David Pajo's first album since his suicide attempt in 2015 assures it a high gravitas no matter the content.  More

Dec 26, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Rhino revisits Stevie Nicks' solo debut in a three-disc set that, in addition to the album proper, explores its creation and a concert from the short solo tour that followed its release. More

Dec 23, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

On The Dream Synopsis EP, The Last Shadow Puppets deliver a quartet of diverse cover tunes that sidestep their stylistic orchestral rock, framed by a couple of reworked tracks from their 2016-released second album, Everything You've Come to Expect. More

Dec 21, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

I terms of independent music, the cast for Say Yes! is pretty much as close as it gets to all-star: J. Mascis, Waxahatchee, Amanda Palmer, Yuck, and Julien Baker are among those enlisted to tribute one of the most talented songwriters to ever occupy these circles. Sadly, large parts ofSay Yes! feel uninspired and lazy. More

Dec 19, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Coming straight off of last year's sparse, harrowing, raw Brace the Wave, the new Apocalypse Fetish EP feels like an extension of the mood, vibe, and sound of that excellent, heartfelt, deeply personal LP. More

Dec 16, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl celebrates 20 years of label existence by having a number of its artists run free with covers of their labelmates' songs. The result is a stylistic cornucopia made doubly pleasing by the obvious joy and care involved in musicians taking liberties with their peers' creations. More