Exuberant

The Getaway
Chaosmosis
The Blade
8 Great
Currents
9.5 Amazing
All Your Favorite Bands
The Magic Whip
8.5 Great
I Love You, Honeybear
Pure Heroine

Album Reviews | Lorde – Pure Heroine (2013)

When I first started listening to music, Britney Spears was 17 and her career was taking off at a considerable speed. Ever since, emerging pop stars — especially female ones — have launche...

6.5 Fair
Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs

Album Reviews | Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs (2013)

This album is so cool. In fact, everything about it is cool. Who could have imagined Elvis Costello, who basically is the definition of hip, playing with hip-hop group the Roots? Unlike other mash-ups...

9 Amazing
Hesitation Marks

Album Reviews | Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks (2013)

After close to two decades of only (at best) sporadic productivity, Trent Reznor appears to have found a way to exorcise his demons (both internal and external), delivering Nine Inch Nails‘ firs...

9.5 Amazing
In a Tidal Wave of Mystery

Album Reviews | Capital Cities – In a Tidal Wave of Mystery (2013)

Capital Cities may be somewhat derivative — their sound is heavily indebted to Phoenix‘s 21st century brand of synth pop — but they’re catchy as hell, as evidenced by the meteo...

8.5 Great
Lifes Rich Pageant
Comedown Machine

Album Reviews | The Strokes – Comedown Machine (2013)

I’ll just come right out and say it: my love for the Strokes basically begins and ends with their fabulous debut, Is This It. I found their follow-up, 2003‘s Room on Fire, to be pleasant b...

5 Average
Like a Rose

Album Reviews | Ashley Monroe – Like a Rose (2013)

As a suburbanite-turned-city slicker, I have no feel whatsoever of Rural/Middle/Small Town America, despite being white as hell. (Though I have spent the past seven years in Miami and Los Angeles, so ...

9 Amazing
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