Jun 25, 2017
Lingua Ignota’s All Bitches Die Tackles Misogyny and Abuse with Brutal Electronic Music (Review)
While certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, I consider this one of 2017’s most fascinating and compelling albums.
Jun 22, 2017
Derek Yee’s Sword Master Is an Underwhelming CGI Spectacle (Review)
This CGI-filled remake of 1977’s Death Duel never quite reaches the martial arts heights to which it so clearly aspires.
Jun 15, 2017
In Rotation: The Clientele, Landing, The Daysleepers, Psychic Temple (Review)
Dreamy autumnal pop, spaced-out slowcore, The Smiths get a shoegaze makeover, and some gorgeous psychedelic pop.
Jun 9, 2017
Homecoming by Sorrow Plagues (Review)
Sorrow Plagues’s blend of black metal and shoegaze contains a few sonic surprises along the way.
Jun 5, 2017
Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins (Review)
Marty Robbins’ music presents an idealized, but never schmaltzy vision of the American West. Plus, he has a voice for the ages.
May 22, 2017
Netflix’s Blame! Adequately Captures the Spirit of Tsutomu Nihei’s Cyberpunk Manga (Review)
But those hoping to see lots of the manga’s vast, dystopian weirdness may be slightly disappointed.
May 18, 2017
Sincerely, Future Pollution by Timber Timbre (Review)
Timber Timbre’s music is dark and disquieting, and intoxicating precisely because of that.
May 10, 2017
Take a Minute by Unwed Sailor (Review)
Unwed Sailor’s latest EP is particularly ambitious in scope and sonic diversity.
May 8, 2017
Slowdive’s First Album in 20 Years Is Exactly What I’d Hoped For (Review)
More than just a simple nostalgia trip, the new full-length finds Slowdive building on their celebrated sound.
Apr 27, 2017
In a Silent Way by Nico Niquo (Review)
The gently unsettling aspects of Nico Niquo’s ambience makes it all the more beautiful and intriguing.
Apr 10, 2017
Still Walking by Hirokazu Koreeda (Review)
Still Walking explores family drama with grace, and never once slips into Hollywood melodrama.