Oct 07, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway's first solo outing, 2010's Familial, contained none of the ruthless musical invention and exploration that had been paying his bills for the previous two decades. More

Johnny Marr

Playland

Warner Music Group

Oct 06, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It is rare to find universal goodwill for a musician like that which Johnny Marr receives. More

Oct 03, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Over the course of Taiga's 11 superlative tracks, Danilova has set the stage for a new phase in her career as Zola Jesus. More

Oct 02, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The impact of Oasis' 1995-released second album is still prevalent today. Given the reissue treatment like its predecessor, the juiced up, remastered version accentuates the quality of this batch of songs. More

Oct 02, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Perhaps no label has been as sneakily influential on pop culture in the last decade as Hyperdub. The dubstep they helped popularize went mainstream, the clattering melancholy that was their trademark found its way into indie rock and hip-hop, and R&B in 2014 would sound out of place if it didn't have some dustiness to it. More

Oct 01, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Regardless of what The Smashing Pumpkins have been up to in the past few decades—side-projects, sanctimonious public dismissals of one another, misguided attempts at keeping the band together and defending its legacy while appearing too smug to actually redeem themselves (all of which, like the band, was mainly Billy Corgan's doing)—the music should really speak for itself.  More

Oct 01, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

White Lung is pissed and we better listen. More

Electric Youth

Innerworld

Secretly Canadian

Sep 30, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It's unusual to hear modern Italo Disco outside of the Italians Do It Better umbrella house, but apparently Canadians do it just as well. More

Sep 30, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Does Half-Handed Cloud sound quite a bit like Sufjan Stevens? Yes, definitely. But this is a project put out by Asthmatic Kitty and produced by none other than Stevens himself. More