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Manic Street Preachers
Album review by
Joseph Viney on 2014-07-19

He who controls the past controls the future
Chris Letchford
Album review by
Thompson D. Gerhart on 2014-07-17

The (Jazz) Collective
Opeth
Album review by
Brendan Schroer on 2014-07-17

On September 14th, 2011, Opeth brought forth the unexpected. Once a group supposedly impervious to criticism and showered with praise from critics and fans alike, their tenth effort Heritage displayed to us all that even
Anberlin
Album review by
SowingSeason on 2014-07-16

Fin.
Bleachers
Album review by
SowingSeason on 2014-07-15

Perhaps the fullest-sounding and most charismatic indie-pop album you’ll hear this year, just in time to become the defining sound of your summer.
The Afghan Whigs
Album review by
SowingSeason on 2014-07-14

Call it a comeback.
United Nations
Album review by
Adam Thomas on 2014-07-12

More Full Collapse than Document #8.
Matt Kivel
Album review by
SowingSeason on 2014-07-08

A stimulating piece of acoustic songwriting that flourishes more than it falters.
Sweet Apple
Album review by
Joseph Viney on 2014-07-08

A little bit fruity
Seven That Spells
Album review by
Raul Stanciu on 2014-07-08

Grab thy backpack and hitchhike your way through the galaxy.
Wolves in the Throne Room
Album review by
Kyle Ward on 2014-07-07

A mirror that reveals the soul of Wolves in the Throne Room, and provides a glimpse of what may be coming
Parquet Courts
Album review by
Joseph Viney on 2014-07-07

Court is in session once more
Metallica
Album review by
Brendan Schroer on 2014-07-07

It may not be one of heavy metal's all-time greatest albums, but it certainly comes close in many respects.
M. Geddes Gengras
Album review by
hyperi0n on 2014-07-06

Synthetic worldbuilding.
Seven Lions
Album review by
Will Robinson on 2014-07-06

One question immediately comes to mind upon listening to Worlds Apart, Seven Lions’ newest release: why did it take this long? After the initial glow of brostep’s rise subsided a couple years ago, those
So Slow
Album review by
Greg Fisher on 2014-07-04

So Slow's debut album combines noise rock with urban mysticism to dazzling effect.
Big Freedia
Album review by
Will Robinson on 2014-07-03

“like living in a post modern nightmare” - Downer
Ed Sheeran
Album review by
Brendan Schroer on 2014-07-01

Too much can still mean too little.
Vicious Rumors
Album review by
Voivod on 2014-06-29

This live album is not just for the die-hard fans of the band.
Tim Bowness
Album review by
Raul Stanciu on 2014-06-24

Finally, Bowness helms his very own ship
Mastodon
Album review by
John Lennon beat his wife. on 2014-06-23

14 years deep into their career Mastodon have risen to become one of the most relevant outfits in modern metal.
Mastodon
Album review by
Greg Fisher on 2014-06-22

A blueprint of how to go commercial without sacrificing one's artistic identity.
Sam Smith
Album review by
Will Robinson on 2014-06-21

This ain't love, it's clear to see.
Rush
Album review by
Brendan Schroer on 2014-06-20

Chapter XII: Pop Commands Prog Following the success of the solid Power Windows and its subsequent tour, Rush took a much-needed break so they could be with their loved ones and relax. However, after a mere few
Every Time I Die
Album review by
Jacob R. on 2014-06-19

Oh Lord, I am saved!
Run River North
Album review by
SowingSeason on 2014-06-19

Rushing like a spirit from a wineskin bag...Out of dreams, into the sun.
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