Album Reviews

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

Softer Faces by 'Living Hour' review for Northern Transmissions by Matthew Wardell
7.0

Living Hour

There’s something about humble origins that breeds the loftiest dreams. Such is true in the case of South Winnipeggers Living Hour, who just as…

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'Drift Code' by Rustin Man album review for Northern Transmissions by Adam Williams
8.0

Drift Code

There’s 17 years between the two Rustin Man releases; 2002 saw the former Talk Talk bass player collaborate with Portishead’s’ Beth Gibbons on ‘Out…

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'NOVEL' by NOV3L album review by Matthew Wardell. The full-length will be available via Flemish Eye Records on February 15th.
7.0

NOVEL

What year is it? So says Vancouver-newcomers NOV3L’s Bandcamp page, and upon hearing their debut EP, NOVEL (releasing February 15th), one may be left…

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'Far Out Dust' by Talos, album review by Northern Transmissions
7.0

Far Out Dust

‘Far Out Dust’ is the sophomore record by Irish Artist Talos, otherwise known as Eoin French; it’s a record that’s familiar in its aesthetic…

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Panda Bear Buoys Review By Owen Maxwell
6.5

Buoys

Though Panda Bear brings out some truly wondrous ideas when they collaborate, their solo work ends up being a much more acquired taste. Through…

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'VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR' by Health, album review by Northern Transmissions
8.0

VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR

You know you’re in for a hard-hitting record when the creators describe it as their “heaviest, most genre obliterating album” to date. That’s HEALTH,…

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Bob Mould 'Sunshine Rock' Review for Northern Transmissions
7.0

Sunshine Rock

Late career rock records like Bob Mould is trying here can be polarizing, and often feel like a return to form rather than a…

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'Stuffed & Ready' by Cherry Glazerr, album review by Northern Transmissions
9.0

Stuffed & Ready

Following up on 2017’s Apocalypstick, LA’s indie favorites Cherry Glazerr are back with mixed feelings. More than just introspective, the album is a sign…

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'What Chaos Is Imaginary' by Girlpool, album review
8.3

What Chaos Is Imaginary

“An unfamiliar place where you’d rather stay…” The first lines on album opener “Lucy’s”, delivered by an unfamiliarly deep voice, promises that while this…

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Le Butcherettes 'bi/MENTAL' Review For Northern Transmissions
8.5

bi/MENTAL

As immediate and ferocious as Le Butcherettes punk-rock was on previous albums, they’ve grown in excitingly weird ways. While Le Butcherettes had split their…

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