Album Reviews

Album reviews and new music previews from the latest releases by upcoming bands and indie record labels.

Inflorescent by Friendly Fires album review for Northern Transmissions by Adam Williams
8.0

Inflorescent

8 years. Think about what’s happened in the 8 years between Friendly Fires’ records; actually, probably best not to! Either way, 8 years! After…

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i,i, by Bon Iver album review for Northern Transmissions
8.5

i,i,

For Bon Iver’s fourth LP ‘i,i’, Justin Vernon wants to debunk the illusion that he and the project are one; a symbiont being. He’s…

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Cross Record by Cross Record, album review by Adam Williams for Northern Transmissions
7.0

Cross Record

Emily Cross, aka Cross Record, had an eventful three years between making her third self-titled LP and the release of sophomore album ‘Wabi Sabi’….

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Channel Tres Black Moses album review by Leslie Chu for Northern Transmissions
8.5

Black Moses

Compton singer Channel Tres is often dubbed hip house, but on his sophomore EP, Black Moses, he drifts further into the house side of…

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Album review of First Taste by Ty Segall
7.5

First Taste

In 11 years, Ty Segall has released 13 records, various EPs, numerous singles, played umpteen shows and put out a plethora of collaborative projects…

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'Neon Brown' by Velvet Negroni, album review by Adam Fink. The new LP from Jeremy Nutzman AKA: Velvet Negrito, is now out via 4AD Records
7.5

Neon Brown

Some artists have a trajectory that is even surprising to them. One day you are cutting down trees for your brother’s lumber business and…

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'Really Well' by Mauno, album review by Adam Williams. The full-length will be available on August 2nd, via Tin Angel Records and various DSPs
6.5

Really Well

Mauno like to label their own sonic personality as ‘weird pop-rock’, which is apparently a bi-product of calling Nova Scotia home; a place where…

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IMMUNITY by 'Clairo' album Review for Northern Transmissions by Adam Fink
6.0

IMMUNITY

There was a time in the music industry when if you wanted to get that coveted record deal you would need to record some…

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'The Big Day' by Chance The Rapper album review for Northern Transmissions by Adam Fink
6.5

The Big Day

Chance The Rapper just dropped his debut album, The Big Day, over the weekend. The Chicago based hip hop artist has seemed somewhat ubiquitous…

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