Album Reviews

Album review: Trampled by Turtles, “Wild Animals”

Album review: Trampled by Turtles, “Wild Animals”

A transitional album, “Wild Animals” finds Trampled By Turtles caught between their old folk and alternative heroes.



Album review: Poli High, “Poli High”

Album review: Poli High, "Poli High"

Poli High, the newest side-project from Widowers’ Mike Marchant, was borne out of a crisis.



Album review: Old Crow Medicine Show, “Remedy”

Album review: Old Crow Medicine Show, "Remedy."

“Remedy” is a landmark album for Old Crow Medicine Show: it’s the first album without Willie Watson, and the first sign that might be a big problem.



Album review: Slow Caves, “Slow Caves”

Album review: Slow Caves, "Slow Caves"

Fort Collins’ Slow Caves drops a very quick screener of “the soundtrack to the greatest movie you’ve never seen” with their self-titled debut EP.



Album review: Sam Smith, “In The Lonely Hour”

Album review: Sam Smith, "In The Lonely Hour"

Sam Smith’s center-stage tenor is remarkable at times on “In The Lonely Hour.” In its lows, Smith’s one Christmas song away from a millenial Michael Bublé.



10 best albums of 2014 (so far): Future Islands, Beck and more

SXSW 2014 - Day 3

With half the year in the can, Reverb ranks the ten best albums of 2014 so far.



Album review: Parquet Courts, “Sunbathing Animal”

Album review: Parquet Courts, "Sunbathing Animal"

“Sunbathing Animal” is a fine-tuned punk dust-off. Parquet Courts are sharper than ever, even if they sound at times like they’re bored as hell.



Album review: The Roots, “…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin”

Album review: The Roots, "...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"

The Roots’ “…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin” doesn’t have the impact of “Undun,” and suffers from its generalizing lofty concept.



Album review: The Black Keys, “Turn Blue”

Album review: The Black Keys, "Turn Blue"

If “El Camino” was a surprise party, The Black Keys’ “Turn Blue” is a meditative decamp away from the hangers-on, somewhere closer to their point of origin.



Album review: Lykke Li, “I Never Learn”

Album review: Lykke Li, "I Never Learn."

“I Never Learn” suggests that that time between releases hasn’t been kind to Lykke Li at all.