Album Reviews

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

Assume,' by James Blake, album review, the LP features by guests Andre 3000, Travis Scott, Rosalia, and more. The LP is now out via Republic.


In a career broaching on a decade, James Blake has produced for and alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop and pop: Jay-Z,…

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'New Breed' by DAWN, album review by Matthew Wardell. The full-length comes out on January 27th, and features Hudson Mohawke, Cole M.G.N, and more

New Breed

DAWN, aka Dawn Richards, was to girl-group Danity Kane as Beyonce was to Destiny’s Child—it’s surprising then, that DAWN has never reached the massive…

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Northern Transmissions' review of Almost Free' by Adam Williams

Almost Free

If FIDLAR’s sophomore record ‘Too’ was the four piece slowly pulling away from the skate/surf punk stylings found on their eponymous debut album, then…

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Pedro the Lion 'Phoenix' Review For Northern Transmissions


As artists explore their sound, it’s important to note every step they take there. Though Pedro The Lion is already blending loud rock with…

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Tallies - Tallies


Toronto-based dream pop outfit Tallies certainly had plenty of reasons to celebrate over the weekend as their debut self-titled LP officially released this past…

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Toro y Moi Outer Peace Review for Northern Transmissions

Outer Peace

Chaz Bundick has never shied away from aesthetic it’s rarely been such an integral part of what he’s doing. Throughout this latest exploration, funk,…

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'Tomb' by Angelo De Augustine, reviewed by Justin Bieggar. The Thomas Bartlet (Doveman) produced full-length, comes out January 8th va Asthmatic Kitty


I won’t have to explain to most of you reading this the value of a good breakup album. From The Cure’s Disintegration to Beck’s…

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