Category Archives: Album Reviews

Album Review: Yoni & Geti – Testarossa

A lot has happened in the five years since Yoni Wolf (of WHY? fame) and Chicago rapper Serengeti last collaborated. That last time was on Serengeti’s statement of an LP Family & Friends, produced entirely by Wolf and Owen Ashworth (of Advance Base and Casiotune for the Painfully Alone). Between then and now, WHY? droppedRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Julianna Barwick, Doberman, Vollmar, HOLOVR, Local H

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Album Review: John Carpenter – Lost Themes II

If there’s one rule about horror movies, it’s that you always leave enough of a loose end for a sequel, regardless of whether or not it ever happens. Sure enough, that’s exactly what the master of horror and suspense cinema John Carpenter did on his first solo LP outing. Lost Themes, an album comprised ofRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Tim Hecker, Chris Abrahams, Dreamboat, D.K.

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As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Album Review: Yeasayer – Amen & Goodbye

There’s a great scene in Richard Linklater’s film Boyhood where Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) is about 10 or 11 years old and is in Houston sleeping over at his dad’s place when he asks him this great question. “Dad, there’s no, like, real magic in the world is there?” Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) asks himRead more…

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Album Review: The Range – Potential

If the Internet age is defined by one thing, it’s probably disposability: the temporal state of everything we define ourselves by. We live in a world that is exponentially unsatisfied with singularity and smallness. Our good intentions for globalization and interconnectedness have gone by the wayside as technology continues to evolve, and now, we areRead more…

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Album Review: Operators – Blue Wave

“I felt a blue wave coming on.” If there were any way to sum up the trying events that led up to the amalgamation of Dan Boeckner’s latest project Operators, the album’s title track does it pretty well. Dan Boeckner, responsible for Wolf Parade (alongside Spencer Krug) and Handsome Furs (alongside Alexei Perry), is aRead more…

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Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.

Kendrick Lamar has developed very quickly to one of the most intelligent and humanely aware persons of our generation. This is only what we have been able to see. Kendrick has developed through his whole life, every experience, to what he is now, and he keeps us updated through his music. Following one of theRead more…

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Album Review: Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are

Nada Surf have made a career out of finding their place in the world. When they were just kids, they wrote the teenage guide to popularity, navigating a close proximity between love and lust and insecurity. When they grew up and into real relationship, they found the inside of love, discovering that it’s always loveRead more…

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Album Review: Prince Rama – Xtreme Now

Over decades of milquetoast radio throwaways and sales taking precedent over content, it’s undeniable: pop music has lost its sensibility of the extreme. But all is not lost in the brave new world of the digital age. Need evidence? Look no further than Prince Rama‘s press release for their new album, Xtreme Now, which explainsRead more…

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