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Album Reviews

EBM

Editors
EBM

Sep 23, 2022 Web Exclusive

For some, Editors have never quite recaptured the thrilling dark euphoria of their glittering debut album, 2005’s The Back Room. It certainly appeared to be an album informed by the edgy claustrophobia of the likes of Joy Division and Interpol, but also with flourishes of U2 levels of arena pomp.

MOSS

Maya Hawke
MOSS

Sep 22, 2022 Web Exclusive

Maya Hawke’s sophomore effort MOSS feels more spare than 2020’s autumnal Blush, as though the passing season has diminished its lush foliage to a spectral winterscape, the bare bones of the Stranger Things actress’ creative soul protruding upward through the snow.

Many Miles Long: 2002-2005

One Up
Many Miles Long: 2002-2005

Sep 22, 2022 Web Exclusive

Originally released in 2021 and now in its second pressing, this single LP collects all of the recorded work by 2000s Philly-area straight-edge hardcore band One Up, who played shows with hardcore legends like Agnostic Front, Bane, Have Heart, and many others.

Classic Interviews

Julia Jacklin on “Crushing”

Julia Jacklin on “Crushing”
Breaking Free

May 09, 2019 Julia Jacklin

After the release of her debut LP, 2016’s Don’t Let the Kids Win, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin didn’t think she had any more songs left in her to write.

Comic Book Reviews

Keeping Two

Keeping Two
Fantagraphics

May 26, 2022 Web Exclusive

All the best things in life take time, and yet it’s natural to fear that same passing. In Keeping Two, the latest graphic novel from acclaimed cartoonist Jordan Crane, and an endeavour which has appropriately been in the offing for 20 years, time is less a linear pathway than a kaleidoscope of interconnected anxieties, hopes, and dreams.

Book Reviews

After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995

Mark A. Rodriguez
After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995

Sep 21, 2022 Web Exclusive

The fervor and obsession that drove Grateful Dead’s tape-trading community throughout the band’s lifetime gets a fascinatingly detailed focus in Mark A. Rodriguez’s After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995.

Interviews

Brett Morgen on Directing His Experiential David Bowie Documentary  “Moonage Daydream”

Brett Morgen on Directing His Experiential David Bowie Documentary “Moonage Daydream”

Sep 23, 2022 Web Exclusive

If you’re looking for a documentary that charts neatly through the life of David Bowie, his 50-year discography and the coterie of musicians and producers he collaborated with—you better look elsewhere. Moonage Daydream, the kaleidoscopic, Brett Morgen-helmed documentary that opened in theaters last weekend, is a feast for the senses, that’s best experienced at an IMAX cinema.

Roxy Music – Phil Manzanera on the 50th Anniversary Tour

Roxy Music – Phil Manzanera on the 50th Anniversary Tour

Sep 09, 2022 Web Exclusive

It’s the news that their fans may not have dared to hope for. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their debut album, Roxy Music—Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Paul Thompson—have embarked on an arena tour that brings the band back together for the first time since their 2011 For Your Pleasure shows.

Pleased to meet you

Aubrey Haddard on “Awake and Talking”

Sep 09, 2022 Web Exclusive

Aubrey Haddard’s new record begins with a bright hum, like someone just switched on the lights. A beat enters, and a chorus of Haddards drop in like bells. The sound evokes a vivid image of a tall, wide hall, lined with Grecian columns, floating somewhere in outer space.

Lists

Star Trek TV Series Ranked from Best to Worst

Aug 07, 2022

A definitive ranking of every Star Trek series is an impossible task. Some segments of the fandom will always disagree with the ranking. To be clear, this is mySteve King’s definitive ranking. I’ve watched every episode of Star Trek more times than I can count. I’ve written one or two things about it, and although sci-fi fantasy fans are a persnickety bunch, I tend to take the Bradley Nowell (of Sublime) approach: “I feel like I’m stoned. I feel like watching Star Trek and eating Chinese food or something.” In other words, lighten up, nerds.

This list will fluctuate as new shows debut and others falter. But this is still Star Trek we’re talking about. It’s all excellent. It just varies in degrees. Future seasons may render some of these rankings irrelevant. But for now, it’s the way I see things and I’m kind of an expert on the subject. Prepare to be enraged or to agree with a very stable genius. By Steve King

Blog

The Killers – Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of “Battle Born”

The Killers – Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of “Battle Born”

Sep 19, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Among its decade’s most underrated releases, The Killers’ fourth studio album Battle Born arrived in the aftermath of the group’s brief hiatus, eschewing the glitz and glamor of 2008’s hit-and-miss Day & Age and picking up where 2006’s heartland rock extravaganza Sam’s Town left off six years prior.