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Real Estate, “Daniel”

The Brooklyn-based outfit’s sixth album brims with pretty jangle-pop melodies, though their familiar indie-surf sound lacks in experimentation.

February 22, 2024
The Smile, “Wall of Eyes”

Possessing a more live and ramshackle sound than their debut, the Radiohead offshoot’s latest experiment is firmly ensconced within the aesthetic fields of In Rainbows and A Moon Shaped Pool.

January 25, 2024
Katy Kirby, “Blue Raspberry”

The Brooklyn-based songwriter continues her penchant for strong turns of phrase in the storied tradition of Americana music on her emotionally taut sophomore effort.

January 24, 2024
The Killers, “Rebel Diamonds”

Collecting 20 songs from 20 years of the alt-rockers’ storied career, this compilation is a serviceable greatest-hits effort meant to elicit nostalgia without bringing anything new to the table.

December 11, 2023
Guided by Voices, “Nowhere to Go but Up”

Robert Pollard’s project’s surprisingly hi-fi 39th album shows its current lineup holding a torch for no-frills indie rock with no punches pulled.

November 22, 2023
Juliana Hatfield, “Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO”

On her third covers LP since 2018, the alt-rock songwriter takes on Jeff Lynne’s symphonic rock hits and deep cuts with a locked-down style that’s less theatrical than even her own recordings.

November 16, 2023
Sufjan Stevens, “Javelin”

Dipping into both the chamber-folk balladry of his early career and his later electronic experimentation, Stevens’ 10th LP is a whispered statement that yells its intentions into the void.

October 09, 2023
Wilco, “Cousin”

For their 13th album, the longrunning alt-country group leans their mid-tempo rock melodies through Cate Le Bon’s layered production approach.

September 27, 2023
Grandaddy, “Sumday: Excess Baggage”

This new collection of B-sides from the Modesto group’s 2003 LP reexamines the prophetic promise of the crumbling computer age that the original album showcased so well.

August 23, 2023
Joni Mitchell, “At Newport”

Recorded last summer at the annual event in Rhode Island, the Canadian-American songwriting icon’s first live set in two decades showcases her infectious performance personality.

July 27, 2023
Lindstrøm, “Everyone Else Is a Stranger”

The Norwegian producer’s sixth album finds him jettisoning his slow-orbit jams of the past for propulsive beats and a lighter production mix.

July 12, 2023
Sigur Rós, “ÁTTA”

With the help of a 41-piece orchestra, this demure-yet-dazzling eighth LP is more intimate in scope when compared to the Icelandic band’s yawning post-rock discography.

June 16, 2023
Killer Mike, “Michael”

The Atlanta emcee leans into gospel and soul influences on his first LP since co-founding the more electronic-infused Run the Jewels a decade ago.

June 15, 2023
The Flaming Lips, “Hypnotist”

This Yoshimi-era EP of fan-favorite demos is a warm piece of rock mythos finally made available to collectors as a cotton-candy pink curio.

June 14, 2023
Paul Simon, “Seven Psalms”

Birthed from dreams and the Biblical book of Psalms, the nocturnal characteristics of Simon’s new 33-minute acoustic tone poem are another fork in the path for the songwriter.

May 18, 2023
Califone, “Villagers”

Tim Rutili’s eighth album under the moniker spans a wide thematic landscape like a good short story collection, digging into the same experimental-folk loam he’s sifted through since the mid-’90s.

May 17, 2023
Animal Collective, “Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished” [Remastered 2023]

The reissue features crisp remastered audio and an intriguing bonus EP to complement this moonless fairy tale of chiming alien transmissions and chamber-folk malice.

May 10, 2023
The National, “First Two Pages of Frankenstein”

The steadfast indie rock group’s production toolbox is fully refined on their ninth effort, providing more surprises in the melodic trap doors between tender and somber.

April 26, 2023
Feist, “Multitudes”

The Canadian songwriter continues to play a series of wild cards on her sixth album, which mostly lives up to its name.

April 14, 2023
The New Pornographers, “Continue as a Guest”

The Canadian group’s ninth album builds off the adventurous power-pop sound floating around its predecessor while zooming in on themes of isolation and emotional upheaval.

March 30, 2023
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