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Domenico Lancellotti, “The Good Is a Big God”

Domenico Lancellotti’s second full-length is a mix of dream pop and world music, which proves an intoxicating combination.

May 14, 2018
Wye Oak, “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs”

The album takes all the musicality the duo has mastered to date and builds on it, with “building” being the operative word.

April 18, 2018
The Vaccines, “Combat Sports”

Despite its energy, “Combat Sports” is more than occasionally boring.

April 11, 2018
Moby, “Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt”

Moby’s latest is a bummer, man—albeit a great-sounding bummer.

March 08, 2018
Kyle Craft, “Full Circle Nightmare”

Craft’s influences of decades-old bombast and glam and down-home folk and blues combine to create a musical atmosphere that feels both modern and familiar.

February 20, 2018
They Might Be Giants, “I Like Fun”

The duo’s twentieth studio album gives a nod to the variety of musical styles that have been part of the Giants’ palate all these years.

January 19, 2018
Marilyn Manson, “Heaven Upside Down”

While Manson’s style of hard rock has been both imitated by other acts and eclipsed by other genres since the artist’s heyday in the late ’90s, the prospect of a new MM release is still cause for anticipation.

October 05, 2017
Tricky, “ununiform”

The OG trip-hopper returns—with help from some Russian rappers.

September 25, 2017
Alan Vega, “IT”

Like New York back in the day, Vega’s resilience is inspiring—and still a little scary.

July 21, 2017
Chain & the Gang, “Best of Crime Rock”

Even the simplest songs can benefit from a bit of production.

June 01, 2017
Moon Duo, “Occult Architecture Vol. 2”

With “Vol. 1” you banged your head; “Vol. 2” is the dance party.

May 15, 2017
Willie Nelson, “God’s Problem Child”

It would seem that as a well-heeled, seemingly content octogenarian with a legacy approaching mythical status, Nelson wouldn’t need to keep making records, or that he even could still make one as good as this.

May 10, 2017

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Art & Culture
Both Sides of the Wall in Berlin

The German capital is a city of dualities and dichotomies.

April 12, 2017
Moon Duo, “Occult Architecture Vol. 1”

The dexterity with which Moon Duo present seemingly simple riffs belies the complexity of the songwriting—and the difficulty in getting to their destination.

February 08, 2017
Telefon Tel Aviv, “Fahrenheit Fair Enough” [reissue]

The reissue of the New Orleans IDM duo’s debut is a refreshing reminder of a more cerebral time.

December 07, 2016

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Film + TV
A Weeping Song: Director Andrew Dominik on His Nick Cave Film “One More Time With Feeling”

“It was important to me that none of them were victims of the film.”

November 30, 2016
Express Yourself: Lee Fields on Life, Love, and Soul

In his mid-sixties and playing for ever-larger crowds, the New Jersey–based soul singer reflects on how he got here.

November 28, 2016
Sleigh Bells, “Jessica Rabbit”

They may well deliver a pop masterpiece one day, but “Jessica Rabbit” isn’t it.

November 14, 2016
Honeyblood, “Babes Never Die”

While the Glasgow duo’s debut was a bit more coy, the followup is unabashed in its devotion to the guitar.

November 02, 2016
Marching Church, “Telling It Like It Is”

On “Telling It Like It Is,” Elias Bender Rønnenfelt enlists the services of members of like-minded Nordic punks in Lower, Hand of Dust, and others.

October 25, 2016
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