Why Make Sense? is Hot Chip’s characteristically polished, generously tuneful tribute to wearing your heart on your sleeve.
Fated is limited in scope, frustratingly laconic, and somewhat derivative, but it’s never boring.
Their music once defined by wanderlust, stylistically and thematically, Modest Mouse now seems content with driving ranges and bingo night.
For a band so obsessed with death, and its erotic possibilities, A Place to Bury Strangers sounds utterly alive on Transfixiation.
Manson sounds at home on the outlaw dirges, supporting his claim in a recent interview that the album explores the singer’s “redneck” side.
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper finds Panda Bear staking out a middle ground between quirky abstraction and pop accessibility.