Minneapolis folk duo Peter Wolf Crier mix things up on their sophomore album with mixed results.
Obscurities he called it, but more like a forgotten treasure trove from all chapters of the Stephin Merritt songbook.
…says Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug of his solo off-shoot project Moonface. Not as good as we’d hoped, either.
Named after the town they’re from, Memphis has “some great songs, some brilliant moments”, but not quite all adding up to Magic, Kids.
From a Funeral to a Neon Bible and now out to The Suburbs, the long-awaited third album from Arcade Fire has Webcuts feeling right at home.
Impressive third album from these exemplary Scots. It sounds like the Winter Webcuts had… except more productive.
More emotional missives from angry, intense, young American men. What steady diet do they feed you on?
“This is dance music that’s worth thinking about – or, more accurately, thoughtful music that’s worth dancing to”. Agreed.
Heaven is here, and if the album is half as great as this review, then The Hold Steady should be counting their lucky stars.