Fucked Up Dose Your Dreams Merge Fucked Up have a problem. That problem is simple, their distinctive sound comes from Damian Abraham’s voice. Abraham has dominated Fucked Up from the getgo in 2001, the founder and leader...Read More
Calvin Johnson A Wonderful Beast K Records Calvin Johnson is the central component to the music scene in Olympia, WA. Long before Seattle was the boomtown of grunge, and long after that star faded, Olympia has been home to a...Read More
Cypress Hill Elephants on Acid BMG For many of my generation, Cypress Hill formed a key component of the soundtrack of our youth. For me, the first time I heard their ‘How I Could Just Kill a Man,’ I was hooked. ...Read More
We live in dark times globally. White supremacy is on the rise in ways not seen since the 1930s. The environment is dying. Democratic Turkey is looking increasingly dictatorial. Before Emmanuel Macron’s victory in...Read More
Paul McCartney Egypt Station Capitol Here is something I never thought I would say: I really like Paul McCartney’s new album. I grew up on the Beatles, my mom, my dad, and my stepfather were all fans, but of different...Read More
Mudhoney Digital Garbage SubPop Earlier this year, Mudhoney celebrated their 30th anniversary, commemorated with the live album, LIE (Live in Europe). It’s kind of mind-boggling to think they’ve been doing this that...Read More
Idles Joy As An Act of Resistance Partisan For my money, the best band in the world right now is Idles. A collection of working-class louts from Bristol in the UK, they make essential, vicious post-punk noise. Their 2017...Read More
Dilly Dally Heaven Partisan My generation is always dissing on the Millennials for this, that, and the other thing. They eat too many avocados. They think they’re the first generation to get screwed. And so on. But one...Read More
Public Image Ltd. The Public Image is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) Virgin PiL hasn’t been on Virgin Records in a long-time, since the early 90s, before the official break occasioned by John Lydon returning to the Sex...Read More
Deafhaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love Anti- Deafhaven ain’t your average metal band. They’re also hard to pin down, their albums all sound divergent from each other, which is unusual, really. Bands usually find a...Read More
Angélique Kidjo Remain in the Light Kravenworks In 1980, Talking Heads released their landmark Remain in the Light. Working, as usual, with Brian Eno, the band was attempting to prove it was a band and not just one talking head...Read More
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