Tag: Above The Current
Young Jesus, “Welcome to Conceptual Beach”
The group’s third effort for Saddle Creek is enticing, philosophical, and mysterious.
The Flaming Lips, “American Head”
The latest from the Lips is a peculiarly placid sound that only this collection of artists seem capable of making.
“Hannah” is a capsule of acceptance, frustration, and growth.
Alicia Bognanno’s third LP benefits from a newfound willingness to let go.
H.C. McEntire, “Eno Axis”
McEntire’s sophomore record is an album to escape into without being a delusional utopia.
The Killers, “Imploding the Mirage”
The band’s sixth album sounds like a bigger, hi-fidelity bite of the “Sam’s Town” apple.
The Stooges, “Live at Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970”
The 1970 set captures the band in full, frenetic death swoon.
Fontaines D.C., “A Hero’s Death”
The band pick at every scab they’ve developed during their arduous last twelve months.
Jason Molina, “Eight Gates”
There’s a real sense of dread and foreboding in the posthumous record’s dark sinews.
Johnny Cash, “A Night To Remember, 1973” + “The Complete Mercury Recordings”
Both new projects pull the curtain back on missed moments, eras of Cash once considered minor.
JARV IS…, “Beyond the Pale”
“Beyond the Pale” feels tight, tense, yet free, with pasty Cocker as the broodingly bittersweet centerpiece.
Nicolás Jaar, “Telas”
Nicolás Jaar’s third album of 2020 is a beautiful and challenging ambient record that does a lot with a little.
Margo Price, “That’s How Rumors Get Started”
“Rumors” may seem almost like a deliberate provocation of the country purists.
The trio’s third LP sticks to piledriving and fluid rhythms while stoking their flames of melody like never before.
James Krivchenia, “A New Found Relaxation”
The Big Thief drummer crafts gorgeous, discomforting soundscapes on his new solo ambient endeavor.
HAIM, “Women in Music Pt. III”
HAIM has always made their music sound effortless, but here they sound genuinely unencumbered.
Iggy Pop, “The Bowie Years”
Together, Bowie and Pop all but forged a raw, sketchy, true alternative sound.
Built to Spill, “Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston”
The sheer scope of Johnston’s talent shines brightly on Built to Spill’s album-length homage.