Posts Tagged ‘Album’

MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds

By • Oct 30th, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

Mark Ronson accomplice MNDR serves up a dish of hot and cold electro-pop with her debut album, Feed Me Diamonds.

Divine Fits – A Thing Called Divine Fits

By • Oct 16th, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

Indie supergroups, who has time for them? Well you should make time for Divine Fits featuring members of Spoon and Wolf Parade.

Cat Power – Sun

By • Oct 7th, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

With her first album of new material in six years, the ever-captivating Cat Power rises anew with the varied delights of Sun.

Wild Nothing – Nocturne

By • Oct 1st, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

Not so much a sophomore slump but a sophomore slide on album number two for one man dream-pop band, Wild Nothing.

Various Artists – 15 Years Of Bella Union Records

By • Sep 20th, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

2CD celebration of UK label Bella Union, featuring tracks by Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Veronica Falls and Midlake.

Bob Mould – Silver Age

By • Sep 18th, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

Hot from the anniversary trail for Sugar’s Copper Blue, ex-Husker Du/Sugar main-man Bob Mould returns with a grunge-tastic winner.

Exlovers – Moth

By • Sep 14th, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

Is it a Moth or a butterfly in disguise? Long-awaited debut album from London dream-pop quintet Exlovers.

The Walkmen – Heaven

By • Jun 3rd, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

A decade on from their debut The Walkmen throw some much needed life into the game on their seventh album Heaven.

Beach House – Bloom

By • May 17th, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

Portland dream-pop duo Beach House find themselves covering familiar ground on the less than impressive Bloom.

The Dandy Warhols – This Machine

By • Apr 28th, 2012 • Category: Album Reviews

Portland stoners The Dandy Warhols return with their seventh album. And you know what? It’s really fuckin’ good. Seriously.

HTRK – Work (Work, Work)

By • Oct 19th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Work (Work, Work) is the sound of HTRK collecting themselves after tragedy and loss. A difficult time creates a difficult album.

Real Estate – Days

By • Oct 18th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Sweet jangle pop outta New Jersey and more than likely the only Real Estate we’ll ever purchase… (sad but true).

Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing

By • Oct 4th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Blitzen Trapper brings to mind somebody hunting down reindeer. This has nothing to do with the music.

Peter Murphy – Ninth

By • Oct 1st, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Ex-Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy returns with his first new solo album in 7 years, proving that there’s still life in the old goth.

Peter Wolf Crier – Garden Of Arms

By • Sep 30th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Minneapolis folk duo Peter Wolf Crier mix things up on their sophomore album with mixed results.

Warpaint – The Fool (Deluxe Edition)

By • Sep 26th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Reissue! Repackage! Warpaint‘s mesmerising debut gets a little dressing up as we wait for album #2.

Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams

By • Sep 26th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Dum Dum Girls add an extra coat of polish and put on a brave garage-pop face for album number 2.

Grouplove – Never Trust A Happy Song

By • Sep 14th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Energetic indie-rock from LA’s Grouplove but watch out for “the boring half of the record”. Whoops.

Stephin Merritt – Obscurities

By • Sep 12th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Obscurities he called it, but more like a forgotten treasure trove from all chapters of the Stephin Merritt songbook.

Peter Murphy – Should The World Fail To Fall Apart

By • Sep 4th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Cherry Red, 2011 [rating:5/10] While the other three members forged on with nary a breath to contemplate what lay behind them, it took the ex-Bauhaus frontman 3 long years to record his first solo album. Here Murphy’s path was a more cautious one, making tentative steps with ex-Japan bassist Mick Karn for their unspectacular avant […]

Beirut – The Rip Tide

By • Sep 2nd, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

With our review dispensing superlatives like “timeless” and “classic”, Beirut‘s The Rip Tide is one of the must-listen albums of 2011.

Okkervil River – I Am Very Far

By • Sep 2nd, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Very unsure about this album, the sixth from past Webcuts pet faves, Okkervil River. I Am Very Far from their best.

The Fierce & The Dead – If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecombe

By • Sep 1st, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Epic post-rock from The Fierce & The Dead on their debut album. Seek it out, post-rock fans.

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – Mirror Traffic

By • Aug 24th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Pavement reunion done and dusted, Stephen Malkmus and Co. get back to making adult indie rock on album number five.

Dark Mean – Dark Mean

By • Aug 23rd, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Canadian folk-sters Dark Mean deliver a “must-listen album with staying power, and one of the year’s best” on their self-released debut.

Moonface – Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped

By • Aug 19th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

…says Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug of his solo off-shoot project Moonface. Not as good as we’d hoped, either.

I Break Horses – Hearts

By • Aug 18th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Welcome to the lilting shoegaze world of Swedish duo I Break Horses, “more than just a nostalgic pastiche of an ethereal past”.

Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves

By • Aug 16th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Putting aside Lightspeed Champion, the chameleon musician/producer known as Dev Hynes unveils his latest project Blood Orange.

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

By • Aug 15th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Concept albums, rock operas, the artistic chasm of failure widens as Fucked Up take the challenge and make the album of their career.

Fruit Bats – Tripper

By • Aug 8th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Chicago’s Fruit Bats return to their familiar “effortless and sweet” indie folk ways on their fifth album, Tripper.

Release The Sunbird – Come Back To Us

By • Aug 1st, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

First solo release from Rogue Wave‘s Zach Rogue under his new moniker, Release The Sunbird. For those who like their rock wimpy.

They Might Be Giants – Join Us

By • Jul 26th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Join Us finds They Might Be Giants at their “quirkiest, catchiest and most clever”, which is simply music to our old-school fan ears.

Generationals – Actor-Caster

By • Jul 23rd, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Louisiana’s Generationals Actor-Caster is a “treasure trove of indie pop rock songs”. That’s exactly the kind of booty we like around here.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

By • Jul 18th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Ex-New Zealander’s Unnecessarily Long Band Name evoke retro 60’s thrills on their self-titled debut.

Austra – Feel It Break

By • Jul 13th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Electro-dance-goth-opera by way of Canada, Austra’s debut album Feel It Break is akin to a good night out in loud, dark room. Kinda fun, but where’s the door?

Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer

By • Jul 12th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

One half of the hyper-productive quirk-pop outfit Fiery Furnaces takes her first solo steps on Last Summer.

Washed Out – Within And Without

By • Jul 11th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Washed Out’s debut album couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. The water’s just right for a little chillwave.

My Morning Jacket – Circuital

By • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Album number six for these free-wheeling long-haired holdin’ on to black metal giants of Southern Rock.

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

By • Jun 28th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Can Bon Iver live up to expectation with his self-titled follow-up to the celebrated For Emma, Forever Ago?

Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde

By • Jun 20th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

There are some records that forever remain at the bottom of the review pile, and boy do Smith Westerns make us regret it.

Destroyer – Kaputt

By • Jun 19th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Lyrically and musically, simply one of the best records you’ll hear all year. Dan Bejar — Genius. Kaputt — Divine.

Sloan – The Double Cross

By • May 16th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

The best band to come out of Canada, ever, celebrate their 20th anniversary with The Double Cross. It’s a Roman numeral thing, y’dig?

Glasvegas – EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\

By • Apr 24th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

The only euphoric heartbreak here is all expectations of Glasvegas trumping their debut going out the window.

Cold Cave – Cherish The Light Years

By • Apr 20th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Can goth new-wavers Cold Cave come close to the lo-fi synth-brilliance of their debut Love Comes Close? Now, that’s the question.

Noah And The Whale – Last Night On Earth

By • Apr 5th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

A surprising record or a record full of surprises from this indie-pop quartet? Note reviewer in “I loathed it now I like it” situation.

Kurt Vile – Smoke Rings For My Halo

By • Mar 28th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

“I don’t wanna work/but I don’t wanna sit around/all day frowning”. Kurt Vile, you speak to us in a way few artists ever do. You can stay.

The Strokes – Angles

By • Mar 22nd, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Thumbs down for the skinny ties and tight jeans brigade on their fourth go-round. Surely it can’t be worse than First Impressions Of Earth?

R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now

By • Mar 16th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

With appearances from Peaches and Patti Smith, R.E.M. show no signs of wear and tear in their fourth decade of making music.

Adalita – Adalita

By • Mar 12th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

Australia’s first lady of rock and founder member of Magic Dirt, Adalita Srsen, adopts a stripped back stance for her debut solo effort.

Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

By • Mar 6th, 2011 • Category: Album Reviews

A break-up album like no other, Sweden’s pop princess Lykke Li hits an emotional core that has Webcuts in awe.