- Staff Picks
- July 23, 2021
Big Whoop. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
This week’s compendium of five carefully selected albums are all connected by a change encounter with Julius C. Lacking … maybe it was the tags, or perhaps the artwork, but the results are clear.
New Long Leg (4AD). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
There’s no detail too small or scar too deep for Eels to pick up and examine in a wry musical light.
Born Ruffians hail from the Great White North, and they have an innate ability to craft razor-sharp hooks out of the simplest of riffs.
Deserted (Bloodshot Records). Review by James Mann.
The World of Captain Beefheart (Knitting Factory Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The Horror (Sacred Bones). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Matthew Moyer declares this the best approximation of the Jesus Lizard live experience.
Ersatz G.B. (Cherry Red Records). Review by James Mann.
Seconds Late for the Brighton Line (ROIR). Review by Robert Sutton.
Your Future Our Clutter (Domino). Review by Matthew Moyer.
The Fallen resembles Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, trying to get at the story of The Fall by letting everyone tell their conflicting versions of the band’s true story. And by everyone, Matthew Moyer means EVERYONE.
Hippies (Matador). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Nude With Boots (Ipecac). Review by Matthew Moyer.
12 Crass Songs (Rough Trade ). Review by Michael Crown.
The Horrors are a skinny, gothly clad bunch living inside of a late night radio flashback to the alternative side of the 70’s and 80’s- and don’t we all want to slip into that dark little world once again?! Frontman Faris Badwan answered a few questions for newly converted fan Jen Cray.
Fall Heads Roll (Narnack). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Real New Fall LP (Narnack). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Skin’s Getting Weird (Gold Standard Laboratories). Review by Terry Eagan.
Tacoma Ballet (Brain Floss). Review by Matt Cibula.