Album Reviews

Foxygen “…And Star Power” review: A scatter-brained double LP

California indie-psych darlings Foxygen return with a follow-up to their excellent debut album with a scatter-brained double LP, "...And Star Power."

California indie-psych darlings Foxygen return with a follow-up to their excellent debut album with a scatter-brained double LP, “…And Star Power.”



Album review: Weezer, “Everything Will Be Alright in The End”

Let’s get right to the point: The new Weezer album does not suck. Actually, it’s pretty good.

Let’s get right to the point: The new Weezer album does not suck. Actually, it’s pretty good.



Album review: Flying Lotus, “You’re Dead!”

With his fifth LP, "You're Dead!," Flying Lotus addresses the specter of death with equal parts grim meditation and "no hard feelings" humor.

With his fifth LP, “You’re Dead!,” Flying Lotus addresses the specter of death with equal parts grim meditation and “no hard feelings” humor.



Album review: SBTRKT, “Wonder Where We Land”

Coming in at 15 tracks and at least six bonus songs, SBRKT doesn't hit cruise control on the lengthy release, "Wonder Where We Land."

Coming in at 15 tracks and at least six bonus songs, SBTRKT doesn’t hit cruise control on the lengthy release, “Wonder Where We Land.”



Album review: Christopher Owens, “A New Testament”

Unlike anything Christopher Owens has done before, "A New Testament" is an old school country record. Also, the album cover is ridiculous.

Unlike anything Christopher Owens has done before, “A New Testament” is an old school country record. Also, the album cover is ridiculous.



Album review: Thom Yorke, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes”

“Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” sounds more like a Thom Yorke solo album than anything he’s released, with all the great, so-so and weird that he's capable of.

“Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” sounds more like a Thom Yorke solo album than anything he’s released, with all the great, so-so and weird that he’s capable of.



Album review: Alt-J, “This Is All Yours”

Album review: Alt-J, "This Is All Yours"

After “This is all Yours,” the old question of whether Alt-J is really the next Radiohead is sort of beside the point.



Album review: Aphex Twin, “Syro”

Album review: Aphex Twin, “Syro”

“Syro,” Aphex Twin’s first album in 13 years, is a captivating experience in the way of the best ambient LPs: enjoyable, but surprisingly provocative.



Album review: The Juan MacLean, “In a Dream”

The Juan MacLean gets more dense, athletic and dancy on "In a Dream" thanks to help from LCD Soundsystem's Nancy Whang.

The Juan MacLean gets more dense, athletic and dancy on “In a Dream” thanks to help from LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang.



Album review: Blake Mills, “Heigh Ho”

Album review: Blake Mills, "Heigh Ho"

On his sophomore album, “Heigh Ho,” Blake Mills keeps his dizzying fretwork to a minimum, letting his songwriting seize the spotlight instead.