Category Archives: Reviews

October 09

CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

Released: September 20, 2013 Label: Virgin, Goodbye Producer:   Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, Martin Doherty Genre: Electronic, Pop, Synthpop Tracklist: 01 The Mother We Share 02 We Sink 03 Gun 04 Tether 05 Lies 06 Under The Tide 07 Recover 08 Night Sky 09 Science/Visions 10 Lungs 11 By the Throat 12 You Caught the Light Glasgow has a short history of […]

October 08

Darkside – Psychic

Released: October 7, 2013 Label: Matador, Other People Producer:  Nicolas Jaar, Dave Harrington Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Microhouse Tracklist: 01 Golden Arrow 02 Sitra 03 Heart 04 Paper Trails 05 The Only Shrine I’ve Seen 06 Freak, Go Home 07 Greek Light 08 Metatron I don’t want to sound like a cliche because Nicolas Jaar himself said that he wanted to shed his reputation. […]

October 06

The Knife – Shaking the Habitual

Released: April 5, 2013 Label: Rabid Producer:  Karin Dreijer Andersson, Olof Dreijer Genre: Electronic, Techno, Experimental, IDM, Drone, Ambient Tracklist: 01 A Tooth for an Eye 02 Full of Fire 03 A Cherry on Top 04 Without You My Life Would Be Boring 05 Wrap Your Arms Around Me 06 Crake 07 Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized 08 Raging Lung 09 Networking 10 Oryx […]

October 03

Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Released: September 20, 2013 Label: OVO Sound, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic Producer:  Aubrey “Drake” Graham, Brian “Baby Birdman” Williams(exec.), Noah “40” Shebib (also exec.), Ronald “Slim” Williams, Allen Ritter, Boi-1da, Chilly Gonzales, Detail, DJ Dahi, Hudson Mohawke, Jake One, Jordan Evans, Key Wane, Majid Jordan, Mike Zombie, Nineteen85, Sampha, Vinylz Genre: Hip Hop, Rap Tracklist: 01 Tuscan Leather 02 Furthest Thing 03 Started from the Bottom 04 Wu-Tang Forever 05 Own It […]

September 20

FKA Twigs – EP 2

Released: September 17, 2013 Label: Young Turks Producer:  FKA Twigs Genre: Electronic, Trip Hop, Avante-Garde, Experimental Tracklist: 01 How’s That 02 Papi Pacify 03 Water Me 04 Ultraviolet London-based musician FKA Twigs is one of the most intriguing personalities I’ve ever discovered in music. I’ve seen her in interviews. She’s ambitious, calm, outgoing and let’s say all-in-all a bubbly […]

September 19

Bill Callahan – Dream River

Released: September 17, 2013 Label: Drag City Producer:  Bill Callahan Genre: Lo-Fi, Alternative Country, Folk, Indie Tracklist: 01 The Sing 02 Javelin Unlanding 03 Small Plane 04 Spring 05 Ride My Arrow 06 Summer Painter 07 Seagull 08 Winter Road Usually, I’m not a fan of country music. But when it comes to Bill Callahan, not only me, but everyone should make an exception. […]

September 17

Burial – Truant / Rough Sleeper

Released: December 17, 2012 Label: Hyperdub Producer:  William Bevan Genre: 2-Step, UK Garage, Dubstep, Electronic Tracklist: 01 Truant 02 Rough Sleeper From his first single in 2005, throughout 2007 and the release of his crittically aclaimed release Untrue, till the revelation of his identity in August 2008, William Bevan, aka Burial, maintained a mystic kind anonymity, and going on to […]

September 13


Released: January 11, 2013 Label: RCA/ASAP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Producer:  40, Amanda Ghost, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ty Beats, Steven “ASAP Yams” Rodriguez (exec.), Birdy Nam Nam, Bryan Leach (co-exec.), C. Papi, Chace Johnson, Clams Casino, Danger Mouse, Emile Haynie, Finatik & Zac, Frank Romano, Friendzone, Geno Sims, Hector Delgado, Hit-Boy, Jim Jonsin, Joey Fatts, Jonathan “MP” Williams, LORD FLACKO, Nikhil Seetharam, […]

September 13

Arctic Monkeys – AM

Released: September 9, 2013 Label: Domino Producer:  James Ford, Ross Orton Genre: Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock Tracklist: 01 Do I Wanna Know? 02 R U Mine? 03 One for the Road 04 Arabella 05 I Want It All 06 No.1 Party Anthem 07 Mad Sounds 08 Fireside 09 Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? 10 Snap Out of It 11 Knee Socks 12 I […]

September 11

Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady

Released: September 10, 2013 Label: Wondaland/Bad Boy Producer:  Janelle Monáe, Big Boi, Deep Coton, Roman GianArthur, Sean “Diddy” Combs Genre: Hip Hop, R&B, Neo Soul Tracklist: 01 Suite IV: Electric Overture 02 Givin Em What They Love (feat. Prince) 03 Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu) 04 Electric Lady (feat. Solange) 05 Good Morning Midnight (Interlude) 06 PrimeTime (feat. Miguel) 07 We Were Rock n’ […]

September 10

Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

Released: August 20, 2013 Label: Tan Cressida, Columbia Producer:  randomblackdude, BadBadNotGood, Christian Rich, Frank Ocean, Matt Martians, Michael “Uzi” Uzowuru, The Neptunes, RZA, Samiyam, The Alchemist, Tyler, The Creator Genre: Hip Hop, Rap Tracklist: 01 Pre (feat. SK La’ Flare) 02 Burgundy (feat. Vince Staples) 03 20 Wave Caps (feat. Domo Genesis) 04 Sunday (feat. Frank Ocean) 05 Hive (feat. Vince […]

September 10

The Weeknd – Kiss Land

Released: September 10, 2013 Label: XO, Republic Producer:  DannyBoyStyles, Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville, Silkky Johnson, The Weeknd Genre: Contemporary R&B, Post-Dubstep, Modern R&B, Neo Soul Tracklist: 01 Professional 02 The Town 03 Adaptation 04 Love in the Sky 05 Belong to the World 06 Life For (feat. Drake) 07 Wanderlust 08 Kiss Land 09 Pretty 10 Tears in the Rain Kiss Land. The title […]

September 09

Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty

Released: September 3, 2013 Label: Sergent House Producer:  Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm Genre: Industrial Rock, Gothic, Experimental, Dark Wave, Ethereal Wave, Doom Tracklist: 01 Feral Love 02 We Hit a Wall 03 House of Metal 04 The Warden 05 Destruction Makes the World Burn Brighter 06 Sick 07 Kings 08 Reins 09 Ancestors, the Ancients 10 They’ll Clap When You’re Gone 11 The […]

September 06

Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight…

Released: September 3, 2013 Label: Anti Recordings Producer:  Tucker Martine Genre: Rock Tracklist: 01 Wild Creatures 02 Night Still Comes 03 Man 04 I’m From Nowhere 05 Bracing for Sunday 06 Nearly Midnight, Honolulu 07 Calling Cards 08 City Swans 09 Afraid 10 Local Girl 11 Where Did I Leave That Fire? 12 Ragtime In 1994, Case moved to Vancouver, to attend […]

September 04

Volcano Choir – Repave

Released: September 3, 2013 Label: Jagjaguwar Producer:  Justin Vernon Genre: Indie, Ambient, Experimental, Post-Rock Tracklist: 01 Tiderays 02 Acetate 03 Comrade 04 Byegone 05 Alaskans 06 Dancepack 07 Keel 08 Almanac Justin Vernon has a lot of projects going on. The music that he makes as Bon Iver, leaves itself wide open to interpretation. But, it’s definitely […]

September 03

Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

Released: July 22, 2013 Label: ATP Recordings Producer:  Andrew Hung, Benjamin John Power Genre: Electronic, Drone, Experimental, Post-Rock Tracklist: 01 Brainfreeze 02 Year of the Dog 03 The Red Wing 04 Sentients 05 Prince’s Prize 06 Stalker 07 Hidden XS Fuck Buttons. Well their name is as strange as their music. Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power. Hung, […]

September 02

Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

Released: February 24, 2013 Label: Software Recording Co., Mexican Summer Producer: Arthur Ashin Genre: Contemporary R&B, Electronic, Post-Dubstep Tracklist: 01 Play by Play 02 Counting 03 Promises 04 Ego Free Sex Free 05 A Lie 06 Warning 07 Gonna Die 08 Don’t Ever Look Back 09 I Wann Dance With Somebody 10 World War When the album cover was first showcased the […]

August 30

King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon

Released: August 24, 2013 Label: True Panther, XL Recordings Producer: Rodaidh McDonald, Archy Marshall Genre: Indie Rock, Soul Jazz Tracklist: 01 Easy Easy 02 Borderline 03 Has This Hit? 04 Foreign 2 05 Ceiling 06 Baby Blue 07 Cementality 08 A Lizard State 09 Will I Come 10 Ocean Bed 11 Neptune Estate 12 The Krockadile 13 Out Getting Ribs 14 Bathed in Grey The […]

August 30

Kanye West – Yeezus

Released: June 18, 2013 Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam Producer: Kanye West, 88-Keys, Ackee Juice Rockers, Arca, Benji B, Carlos Broady, Brodinski, Ben Bronfman, Evian Christ, Eric Danchild, Daft Punk, Mike Dean, Dom Solo, Jack Donoghue, Gesaffelstein, Noah Goldstein,Lunice, Lupe Fiasco,Hudson Mohawke, No ID, Che Pope, Rick Rubin (executive prod.), S1, Travis Scott, Sham Joseph Genre: Hip Hop, Progressive Hip Hop, Rap Tracklist: 01 On Sight 02 Black Skinhead 03 I Am a […]

August 28

Forest Swords – Engravings

Released: August 23, 2013 Label: Tri Angle Producer: Matthew Barnes Genre: Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Dub, Drone Tracklist: 01 Ljoss 02 Thor’s Stone 03 Irby Tremor 04 Onward 05 The Weight Of Gold 06 An Hour 07 Anneka’s Battle 08 Gathering 09 The Plumes 10 Friend, You Will Never Learn When I first heard Matthew Barnes’ 2010 debut EP Dagger Paths I felt a […]

August 26

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Released: August 20, 2013 Label: Domino Producer: Julia Shammas Holter Genre: Ambient, Experimental, Avante-Garde Tracklist: 01 World 02 Maxim’s I 03 Horns Surrounding Me 04 In the Green Wild 05 Hello Stranger 06 Maxim’s II 07 He’s Running Through My Eyes 08 This Is a True Heart 09 City Appearing Holter: Yeah. The way this happened is that I was working on Ekstasis, my […]

August 23

Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe

Released: August 20, 2013 Label: Dead Oceans Producer: Alex Somers Genre: Ambient, Experimental, Avante-Garde Tracklist: 01 Offing 02 The Harbinger 03 One Half 04 Look into Your Own Mind 05 Pyrrhic 06 Labyrinthine 07 Forever 08 Adventurer of the Family 09 Crystal Lake 10 Waving to You Teaser: Nepenthe features the string ensemble Amiina and a choir of teenage girls. The title of the album […]

August 22

Washed Out – Paracosm

Released: 13 August 2013 Label: Sub Pop, Weird World Producer: Ernest Greene, Ben H. Allen Genre: Indie, Lo-Fi, Dream Pop Tracklist: 01 Entrance 02 It All Feels Alright 03 Don’t Give Up 04 Weightless 05 All I Know 06 Great Escape 07 Paracosm 08 Falling Back 09 All Over Now Ernest Greene’s music has been comically dubbed chillwave. […]