dDown With the Scene by Kid 606 (Review)
The 21-year-old Kid turns in some pretty fine Autechre/Aphex Twin-style glitch techno.
The Violence of Sound by Killingtheoldman (Review)
This falls into the “goth” and “industrial” categories but does so while circumventing many of those genres’ pitfalls.
The Shape of Punk to Come by The Refused (Review)
Punk rock would still be interesting if it sounded more like these guys.
Gun Hill Road by Infesticons (Review)
This is real hip-hop, black science fiction in the tradition of Parliament/Funkadelic and Sun Ra.
Us by Peter Gabriel (Review)
Few records made in the ’90s can get this or more emotional.
Dream Signals in Full Circles by Tristeza (Review)
One of those rare cases where you can call a record repetitive and mean it as a compliment.
The White Birch by Codeine (Review)
Here’s an album so devoid of any sense of triumph or victory. It’s as spartan and sparse as they come.
The Facts of Life by Black Box Recorder (Review)
In short, this album, though still an import, is worth every single penny and is one of 2000’s classics.
Mystery White Boy by Jeff Buckley (Review)
Jeff Buckley didn’t belong in anything so small as a rock band.
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Review)
This an album that speaks of freedom, but also is brave enough to declare that one must venture through darkness and madness to achieve it.
Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós (Review)
Songs like these belong in movies at those pivotal scenes when someone has a religious experience, when long-lost lovers are finally reunited, or when someone is brought back from the brink of death.
Trilogie: Toil & Peaceful Life by Molasses (Review)
To say that Chernoff’s vocals and lyrics are an acquired taste is an understatement.