Album Reviews

Album reviews and new music previews from the latest releases by upcoming bands and indie record labels.

'Is This Are' by DIIV, album review
8.0

Is This Are

DIIV’s follow up to their 2012 debut album is set to release on Friday, February 5th. The album is being released via Captured Tracks,…

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99¢' by Santigold, album review by Graham Caldwell. Santigold's '99¢' comes out February 5th via Atlantic Records.
6.8

99¢

First listening to Santigold (or Santogold, as she was known back then) it was a real breath of fresh air. It was dancefloor pop…

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'Pool' by Porches, album review by Graham Caldwell. 'Pool' comes out on February 5th via Domino Records.
8.0

Pool

If Harmony Korine and Nicolas Winding Refn were to make a film together, it would probably end up something like Porches’ Pool.  Listening to the…

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'Don't You' by Wet, review by Northern Transmissions
6.0

Don't You

Wet is singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau, and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow. According to the press, Wet wrote the album in the countryside, on…

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'Moth' by Chairlift, album review by Gregory Adams for Northern Transmissions.
6.9

Moth

As far as spirit animals go, the moth may be one of the more unlikely choices out there. Though the many variations fluttering around…

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'Hymns' by Bloc Party, album review by Adam Williams.
6.0

Hymns

So this is Bloc Party v2.0? This is a band synonymous with prolonged hiatuses and what would appear a tumultuous internal conflict that saw…

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