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Alex Cameron, “Oxy Music”

With the truth of each joke masquerading as parody, the unsettling part of Cameron’s signature humor this time around is that after the abject horror of the past couple of years, we’re able to see ourselves in it.

March 18, 2022
Babehoven, “Sunk”

Nothing is obscured on this EP—it’s all on the table, demanding nothing of the listener except empathy.

March 11, 2022
Boulevards, Electric Cowboy: Born in Carolina Mud

There’s an effortlessly tight groove anchoring Electric Cowboy, which feels like more of a family affair than normal.

February 22, 2022
Tasha, “Tell Me What You Miss the Most”

Light like a feather and warm like a blanket, the latest from the Chicago-based songwriter sees her taking care of our bodies as well as hers.

November 19, 2021
Babehoven, “Nastavi, Calliope”

The album runs the gamut musically and lyrically, mirroring a day in the life of someone who’s grieving, when moods and feelings change in an instant.

July 16, 2021
Ellis, “Nothing Is Sacred Anymore”

The aptly titled abyss-gazing EP is about as pretty as a pandemic gets.

July 01, 2021
Pearl Jam, “Gigaton”

Where “Lightning Bolt” was solid but stagnant, “Gigaton” is (ironically) more electric, a living, breathing thing giving off sparks.

March 25, 2020
Alex Cameron, “Miami Memory”

Though he spent his last two albums examining despicable male characters, this one spotlights and elevates women.

September 13, 2019
The Lemonheads, “Varshons 2”

Dando has a keen ear and an encyclopedic knowledge of recorded music, and the selection of songs here spans decades and genres.

February 13, 2019
Eerie Wanda, “Pet Town”

Much of the album sounds like echoes in an empty room, with percussion provided by hand claps and a drum machine.

January 31, 2019
The Smashing Pumpkins, “Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.”

There’s nary a bad vibe to found here, despite all the ragin’ and cagin’ promised by the angsty title.

November 21, 2018
R.E.M., “At the BBC”

R.E.M. is one the best bands that America has ever produced, and, appropriately, “At the BBC” is an embarrassment of riches.

October 30, 2018
GØGGS, “Pre Strike Sweep”

“Pre Strike Sweep” is a fireball of an album, blistering from start to finish.

October 01, 2018
Spider Bags, “Someday Everything Will Be Fine”

No matter who Spider Bags sort of sound like, they always sound like themselves.

August 06, 2018
The Ophelias, “Almost”

“Almost” is the sound of women comparing notes in the spotlight to create something unusual, beautiful, and wholly relatable.

July 20, 2018
Andy Jenkins, “Sweet Bunch”

While the album feels appropriate for relaxed, sun-kissed porch listening, it is by no means lazy.

June 22, 2018
Liz Phair, “Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set”

Liz Phair’s debut remains exactly as relatable, smart, and genuine in 2018 as it was in 1993.

May 09, 2018
Hinds, “I Don’t Run”

Hinds created this record with an agenda—theirs, not yours.

April 20, 2018
Lucy Dacus, “Historian”

Where her first album was an exploration, this one is a proclamation.

March 21, 2018
Film + TV
Sunita Mani Defies Comfort Zones

From stilt-walking to viral rap videos, your guess as to where the “GLOW” star will appear next is as good as ours.

March 08, 2018
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