Soft Airplane fails to surpass Chad VanGaalen’s previous output.
The Dears’s fourth album, Missiles, is a confession of turmoil and collapse.
Think of Japanese Motors’s self-titled debut as a West Coast response to Vampire Weekend’s.
This Is It is an intense 12-cut give-and-take between Stern’s six-string, Zach Hill’s frenetic drumming, and John-Reed Thompson’s bass.
Dig Out Your Soul is more rewarding than spending time with cunts like Death and All His Friends.
In Ear Park is a seemingly self-defeating musical paradox: unassuming, anthemic indie rock.
Furr is country-chic posturing that works from a distance.
Altogether, the specifics amount to less than Will Sheff’s elusive descriptions of Marie, Cindy, and Holly in Stage Names.
The album is a reassertion of Mogwai’s strengths and testimony that they are still credible and productive.
Caught in the Trees finds Damien Jurado at the height of his powers.