Album Reviews

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

Review of Doldrums – ‘Lesser Evil’

It’s no wonder that Doldrums, otherwise known as Airick Woodhead, has bagged himself a support slot with fellow Canadians and sonic marauders Crystal Castles. While they occupy different parts of the field both sets of artists

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7.5

Clash The Truth

Way back in 2010, we were introduced to the garage-punk loving Dustin Payseur in the form of a pretty much solo LP that immediately garnered fans clamouring for that surf-infused buzz rock sound. Three years later, that sound has been stretched from a small solo project to the product of a four-piece band

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5.2

No World

No World, the first LP and second 4AD release from fraternal LA duo Inc., I don’t think I’ll be buying vacation property there any time soon. While rich with textures and certainly rife with ambition, it attempts and achieves a certain slowburn,

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Review of Iceage – ‘You’re Nothing’

“Pressure/Pressure/Oh god no/Pressure!” are the strangulated words that tumble from Elias Bender Ronnenfelt’s venomous mouth as Iceage’s second LP, You’re Nothing, roars into play during opener ‘Ecstasy’

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Review Of Parenthetical Girls ‘Privilege’

Parenthetical Girls fourth full-length album, Privilege (Abridged) is actually a collection of songs from their series of 12-inch EPs that have sprung forth from the Portland outfit at regular intervals since 2010

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7.9

So Wild

Maybe it’s the constant rain, or perhaps the all-too-present grey skies in Vancouver that inspire the Shilohs to make such bright music. It could also be their obvious affection for 60’s British pop but no matter why

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My Bloody Valentine - MBV - Review
8.9

M B V

There was never a strong need for a new MBV album, 20 years gone, the music world took their brief foray and evolved it into growing sub-genre of music that spawned a whole new generation of musicians and fans

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8.7

Holy Fire:

Way back in 2010, critics and fans alike drooled all over Foals’ sophomore album Total Life Forever. Expanding on their previous straight-ahead indie disco dance sound, the band displayed a new found texture and maturity, feeling free to test out new instruments and song structures

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8.1

A Fairway Full of Miners

The great Nigel St. Hubbins of the band Spinal Tap once said “There’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.” Boats, the indie pop group from Winnipeg straddle this line like a circus tight rope walker

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7.5

II

There must be something in the air over in the Oceania territory, first Aussies Tame Impala dispensed with their seminal record Lonerism full of psychedelic grooves and out there motives and now we get New Zealand troop Unknown Mortal Orchestra. This is also Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s first album for Jagjaguwar

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Island Universe

While listening to Island Universe,the second LP from LA teenagers Feeding People, one can’t ignore the imagery of the title

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7.0

Somewhere Else

Indians is a solo venture by Soren Lokke Juul and this musical project is still very much in its infancy, considering he only performed his first gig in his native Copenhagen in February 2012

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