Category Archives: Album Reviews

Album Review: Julian Casablancas + the Voidz – Tyranny

If solo records are truly artists giving in fully to self-indulgence, Julian Casablancas has a pretty bizarre way of indulging. Some chose to pack on a slough of bloated guest appearances that ended up making it even less of a solo record than their normal band’s material. Others have created a whole new character forRead more…

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Album Review: Redinho – Redinho

The UK electronic dance music scene is just divine this fall. I know, I know, you can pretty much say that year round any year and it would be at least partially true, but this is especially true right now. Just last month, we got a full length masterpiece by up-and-coming Glasgow pioneer Rustie. ThenRead more…

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Album Review: The Juan MacLean – In A Dream

Listening to In A Dream, the new LP from DFA powerhouse The Juan MacLean, we’re reminded that it’s been a long five years since John MacLean dropped his last proper record, The Future Will Come, back in 2009. That fantastic dance record was laden with Human League-esque back and forth narration between John and longRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: United Waters – Sunburner

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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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Agitated Atmosphere: Connections – Into Sixes

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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: Rustie – Green Language

The kids are coming up from behind – James Murphy called it 12 years ago and not much has changed since then. Seen nowhere stronger than in the realm of dance music, youthful vigor and forward thinking to an increasingly younger audience seems to dominate the scene as the spectrum of influences seems to doubleRead more…

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Album Review: Basement Jaxx – Junto

Man alive, the last five years have seen some dramatic shifts in the dance music scene. When last we saw Felix Burton and Simon Ratcliffe on a proper Basement Jaxx record, they were finishing out a full decade of releasing dance music with not one, but two incredible full length records. One, Scars, was aRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Tom Carter – Numinal Entry

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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: Operators – EP1

Among the constant changing tides of the music industry and the struggle forward for artists to learn to adapt and improvise to find new ways to make it on the modern scene, it’s nice to know sometimes that you can’t keep a good man down. At least, that principle holds for Dan Boeckner. The mastermindRead more…

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Album Review: Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Jenny Lewis has always been a voyager. Whether it was way back when penning heartbreak after heartbreak with Rilo Kiley or finding fresh, rocky footing on her own Rabbit Fur Coat and Acid Tongue, she’s wandered around like an ongoing cameo in someone else’s story. Lewis is a gifted spectator, blessed with the ability toRead more…

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