Mr. Hansen revisits the luscious strings of Sea Change for a largely gorgeous twelfth album.
GBV’s fifth post-reunion album in two years sees the band playing to their strengths. The conclusion is electrifying.
Gene weren’t quite as good as it gets, but there’s more than enough on these exhaustive reissues to prove themselves as a band worth occasionally remembering.
Hopefully these reissues of two of the best albums in the Luke Haines canon will shed new light on music that’s far too good to be just a cult concern.
Love Stephen Malkmus for what he is – not what he was – and just enjoy the wig out on his sixth album with The Jicks.
Robert Pollard claims that on his 21st album, he’s “finally figured out how to write a song after 55 years.” Alex Wisgard takes that statement to task.
The Portland DIY icons show their age with a double album, but one containing some vintage moments to delight those with the time to sift through it all.
Anyone wanting to hear Erickson at his peak should head for this Eighties trilogy, finally reissued by Light In The Attic. Just make sure you leave the lights on afterwards.
Far from mere dilettantism, this actually not so unlikely when you think about it collaboration is likely to net both acts new fans from the other side of the great genre divide.
So much for mass communication – this is unlike any album the band have ever made.
It’s becoming a process of diminishing returns for Tim DeLaughter and his troupe.
Merge Records’ reissue of arguably The Mountain Goats finest album is ‘remastered’ in the loosest of senses; its wit and melancholy remain as crushing as ever.
- Watch Arcade Fire covering Prince’s “Controversy” live
- Watch The National perform “Graceless” and “I Need My Girl” on Saturday Night Live
- Panda Bear unveils new solo track “Marijuana Makes My Day”
- Zomby involved in altercation with Hudson Mohawke at London’s XOYO
- The Rapture split up
- Girl Unit remixes Little Dragon’s “Klapp Klapp”