3.28.2014 | Man Overboard - Heart Attack: For fans of Brand Ne...

Man Overboard - Heart Attack: For fans of Brand New.

3.27.2014 | Lemuria - Pebble: More of the same.

Lemuria - Pebble: More of the same.

3.26.2014 | Lemuria - The First Collection: More emotionally c...

Lemuria - The First Collection: More emotionally compelling.

Lemuria - Get Better: The more you listen, the bet...

Lemuria - Get Better: The more you listen, the better it gets.

3.01.2014 |

Knapsack - This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now: Sad this is the last.

Knapsack - Day Three Of My New Life: Fuller sounding than its predecessor.

Knapsack - Silver Sweepstakes: Not enough love.

Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent: Good just not great.

Jimmy Eat World - Damage: Not my favorite, but far from bad.

Jay-Z - Magna Carts Holy Grail: Not enough risks or fire.

Jandek - Interstellar Discussion: ?

Iceage - You're Nothing: Punk/hardcore music can sound so similar, which is why this is a breath of fresh air.

Half Japanese - Greatest Hits: Worth listening to both discs, but 1 would suffice in the future.

Ghostface Killah - 12 Reasons To Die: 12 reasons to continue listening to everything he puts out.

Gauge - I: Looking forward to II.

Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record: Redemption record.

The Editors - The Weight Of Your Love: Arena ready as ever.

Jad Fair - Beautiful Songs: Some great songs, but at over 3 hours is a bit much.

Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer: Not a favorite.

Dear Hunter - Migrant: Modern commercial success in pop music is arbitrary.

Ducky Boys - Dead End Streets: More of the same, if that is your thing.

Dead Milkmen - Death Rides A Pale Cow: Maybe I am too old?

The Most - Mostified: Love finding random awesome albums. Get into it.

Against Me! - TGDB: Great songs that lack the visceral intensity presented live.

12.12.2013 |

Willie Colon - Cosa Nuestra: Latin music that served as telltale inspiration for Mars Volta.

The Bruisers - Cruisin' For A Bruisin': Far more melodically inclined than outward appearances suggested.

11.23.2013 |

boysetsfire - While A Nation Sleeps: There are parts that I like, just not enough of them.

Billy Bragg - Worker's Playtime: A lot quieter than I was anticipating which took some getting used to. And still is.

9.15.2013 |

Saves The Day - Saves The Day: Daybreak was so good and Ring Pop such a tease that it fails to meet expectations.

8.31.2013 |

Wale - More About Nothing: Looking forward to more.

Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing: Extremely solid, Seinfeld aside.

8.28.2013 |

Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Each new volume becomes my favorite in the series.

8.14.2013 |

Tame Impala - Lonerism: Struggled to fully invest.

Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now: Always enjoyable.

Swingin' Utters - Poorly Formed: Embarrassment may be too strong. But maybe not.

Sufjan Stevens - Chopped And Scrooged: More please.

Shai Hulud - Reach Beyond The Sun: Certainly listenable, but far from their peak.

Rival Mob - Hardcore For Hardcore: These guys have been paying attention.

My Bloody Valentine - m b v: Always disorienting when last track or 2 are the best.

7.15.2013 |

Against Me! - True Trans: As if my anticipation had not already been bursting at the seams.

Against Me! - True Trans: As if my anticipation had not already been bursting at the seams.

7.01.2013 |

Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love: No "Dying Is Fine" but still worth listening to.

MF Doom - Mm...Food: An essential part of his discography, and my collection.

3.27.2013 |

Neil Young - Pyshedelic Pill: Not my favorite, but looking forward to more.

Yellowcard - Southern Air: Is the rest as good as this? If so, I have been missing out.

Watsky - Nothing Like The First Time: Both excited and terrified for his full length.

Jessie Ware - Devotion: Bamboozled, again, by the blogosphere.

The Walkmen - Heaven: Nothing fancy, just awesome.

Verse - Bitter Grace, Uncommon Clarity: Still one of the best bands in hardcore.

Two Gallants - The Bloom And The Blight: Five years made the heart, and ears, grow fonder.

Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon: Incredibly, almost unbelievably, catchy follow-up.

Trash Talk - 119: Hardcore that is not exactly innovative, but certainly more compelling than most.

Torche - Harmonicraft: Post-metal? Doom? Who cares? Turn it up!

Titus Andronicus - Local Business: Well that was unexpected.

Title Fight - Floral Green: I can see this being monster album live.

2.13.2013 |

Coheed And Cambria - The Afterman- Descension: Triumphant conclusion to a hit-or-miss beginning.

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