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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of January 17, 2020.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors. – List of Releases: January 17, 2020 – …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: X: The Godless Void And Other Stories Genre: […]


50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 | EP/Live/Compilation 10. Periphery – Periphery IV: Hail Stan [Official site] // [Spotify] Whether you love Periphery or hate them, you can’t ignore them. Well, you can, but where’s the fun in that? 2019 was a pretty huge year for the shitposting meme-lords of the progressive metal world. They started their own record label and released Hail Stan, which […]


50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 | EP/Live/Compilation 10. Nostromo (CHE) – Narrenschiff [Bandcamp] // [Spotify] Sailing Narrenschiff (aka “Ship of Fools”) is like getting your ass kicked for 20 minutes straight by a bunch of deranged Swiss freaks. Nevertheless, this massive display of power never really gets out of control, just like an experienced fighter who always delivers his blows at the right moments. […]


50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 | EP/Live/Compilation 30. Lightning Bolt – Sonic Citadel [Official site] // [Spotify] Sonic Citadel is a timely reminder of exactly how much colour and joy can be packed into a solid noise rock album. While last year’s big name releases in that field (Daughters and KEN Mode) were harrowing and monochromatic, Lightning Bolt smash their way through every […]


50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 | EP/Live/Compilation 50. Prince Daddy and The Hyena – Cosmic Thrill Seekers [Bandcamp] // [Spotify] In case you couldn’t tell from that gloriously stupid band name, Prince Daddy are a bit of an audacious bunch. Cosmic Thrill Seekers is the most ambitious emo release of the 2010s and can be counted as one of the best, too. Hung loosely […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of January 10, 2020.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors. – List of Releases: January 10, 2020 – Alexandra Savior: The Archer Genre: Indie Pop/Dream Pop/Psychedelic Label: 30th Century Apocalyptica: Cell-0 Genre: Classical/Metal Label: Silver Lining […]


This is part of a hopefully ongoing series in which I dissect the previous decade using media as a lens. As a first installment this is old, written about a year ago, and was published elsewhere on a website now defunct. I hereby resurrect it here, warts and all. Next installment: how The National Fucked […]


25 – 11 | 10 – 1 10. Earth Tongue – Floating Being Genre: Heavy Psych/Fuzz | [Bandcamp] Floating Being by Earth Tongue Marrying the sound of bands like Big|Brave or True Widow with the imagery of Dr. Who (the connection makes a lot of sense in my head somehow), this couple from New Zealand […]


25 – 11 | 10 – 1 25. Homeshake – Helium Genre: Indie Pop/Psychedelic | [Bandcamp] Helium by HOMESHAKE When I think ‘under the radar,’ the words “underrated” and “underappreciated” are obviously synonymous. Still though, this album is a pretty hard sell with that abysmal 2.6 average, but I find it hard to discern the […]


One decade down, another on deck. It’s almost surreal to remember reading this site’s 2000-2009 decade list like it was yesterday, and now be a part of the new one that’s on-deck. And just as clearly, I remember turning the page to the 2010s, with the likes of Titus Andronicus’ The Monitor, The Tallest Man […]


50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 10. Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising [Official Site] // [Spotify] “A lot’s gonna change in your lifetime / try to leave it all behind / in your lifetime / let me change my words / show me where it hurts.” If there’s a thesis statement for Titanic Rising, this closing sentiment to opener “A […]


50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 30. clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood [Official Site] // [Spotify] Drink it up. Blood is both healer and reaper in clipping.’s horrorcore art piece, a masterstroke which arranges stretched skin and body parts into fragments of stories, quickening our pulses with the adrenaline while never letting us off the hook for enjoying […]


50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 50. Bon Iver – i,i [Official site] // [Spotify] Bon Iver decides to look outward now, a nice evolution from the introverted and elusive nature of 22, A Million. His latest is a bit more inviting and less fragmented, while maintaining the unique sounds of Million. More than ever, Justin Vernon sounds more open here, crooning of […]


For all the claims of famine for important releases in November, it hasn’t stopped this month’s vote from being a ferocious bottleneck of runners reaching out for the top spot. So much so that the end result was a tie between Origami Angel’s debut album Somewhere City, and FKA Twigs’ Magdalene. The second round of […]


George Michael – Songs From The Last Century   Monday December 6th, 1999. This day marks the release of George Michael’s surprising left-field covers album, Songs From the Last Century. As if there wasn’t enough evidence to support George’s case already, Songs From the Last Century marks as yet another clear-cut example of an artist […]


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