Category Archives: Album Reviews

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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Album Review: Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

There’s only one thing that’s remained constant on the weird, mystical journey of Seattle experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces: progressive thinking. Everything else is up for grabs. Where their debut EPs were bombastic and shocking in their odd use of sampling and jazz rhythms in a bass-heavy hip-hop style, they switched it all up forRead more...

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Agitated Atmosphere: The Walkabouts - Devil’s Road & Nighttown

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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: The Acid - Liminal

Now here’s an interesting one. Ry Cuming dropped his first full length album back in 2010, top to bottom filled with coffee shop ready singer-songwriter wanderings, guest spots on the record going to Sarah Bareilles and Jesse Carmichael. Then in 2013, we got a complete reintroduction with the Australian via Los Angeles singer’s choice toRead more...

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Agitated Atmosphere: Chris Schlarb - Making the Saint

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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: Drenge - Drenge

It’s been an interesting year and a half for Sheffield indie rock duo Drenge. The band’s rise to public awareness has taken a pretty incongruent path: being name checked by a member of Parliament upon resignation, dubbed “Derbyshire’s Black Keys” by the Guardian UK, and getting commercial appeal from BBC sitcoms and the like. AllRead more...

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Album Review: How To Dress Well - “What Is This Heart?”

Tom Krell has always been a thinker. On 2010 debut Love Remains, Krell introduced us to his unique blend of slow jam R&B and heady philosophy (what he studied at school in Brooklyn and Cologne, Germany) with an unforgettable collection of heartbreaking magic. On 2012 breakthrough Total Loss, Krell contemplated the death of a closeRead more...

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