Feb 18, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Ghostface Killah has gotten around in the last three months. In December came the long-awaited new Wu-Tang record, A Better Tomorrow. A week later, Ghostface delivered his latest album: the quasi-concept LP 36 Seasons.Sour Soul, his third release in as many months, isn't technically his recordbut it's the best of the lot. More

Feb 17, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

The huge success of indie crossover acts like M83 and Passion Pit naturally led to a wave of moody electronica and synth-pop that has lasted the past few years. More

Feb 16, 2015 Music Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

A Place to Bury Strangers' noisy fuzz is its trademark. On the trio's fourth album, Transfixiation, this working noise-rock formula is not much changed. Taking cues from the Brooklyn-based, "nu-gazer" threesome's ear-splitting live shows, which primarily take place in complete darkness, Transfixiation sounds like it was recorded in such a void-and that is not at all a bad thing. More

Feb 13, 2015 Music Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

You'd be forgiven for thinking Swedish singer/songwriter José González has been taking it easy since he released his delicately constructed, critically acclaimed sophomore album In Our Nature in 2007, his most recent record as a solo act. More

Feb 12, 2015 Music Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

Originally released in 1993, Gentlemen is arguably the best album in The Afghan Whigs' catalog. Bursting with tension and release, emotional weight, fear, regret, disgust, shame, and masochistic self-examination, the album separated itself from all other albums of the era with its soulful honesty and brutal, sadistic sickness. More


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Feb 12, 2015 Music Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

Man, just think of the playground you're granted if you dismantle a shoegaze band in the mid-'90s and bring it back to life in the '10s. More

Feb 11, 2015 Music Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

On their second official full-length, which is a notch or two below their fine 2011 self-titled LP, Melbourne chime-and-jangle poppers Twerps attempt to stumble casually into brilliance like The Bats, Pavement, and Yo La Tengo have before them. More




Feb 10, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

It's unfortunate for Colin Huebert that he was ever labeled as former drummer for the Great Lake Swimmers. Maybe he doesn't consider that to be the case, since Great Lake Swimmers releases one beautiful, pastoral album after another. More

Feb 09, 2015 Music Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

Only in this day and age could the most human album in a long time be produced by an alter-ego. Joshua Tillman's second go-round as Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear, finds the character going through every cycle of life, from lust to love to fear to hopelessness to depression to loneliness, only interrupted by the occasional bout of happiness. More