Category Archives: Albums

Perfume Genius Review: Too Bright

Perfume Genius Too Bright Review

Perfume Genius Too Bright Some albums are so great, they can overcome any personal biases. Such is the case with Too Bright, the third album from Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius.  I was pretty opposed to Perfume Genius’s music before Too Bright, finding it at worst boring and hard to listen to because of its extremely lo-fi quality and at best just not for me. But upon hearing “Queen”, the lead single off of Too Bright, for the first time,

Ryan Adams Review: Ryan Adams

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Ryan Adams Ryan Adams There aren’t a lot of records that sound more stuck in time than Ryan Adams’ self-titled album, his first release in three years. But it’s not stuck in Ryan Adams’ era of music (the early aughts when he was one of the hottest singer/songwriters around), but rather the 80’s and early 90’s, when driving Heartland rock like Tom Petty, chimy college rock like R.E.M., and heart-on-your-sleeve garage rock like The Replacements dominated the music landscape. However,

Spoon Review: They Want My Soul

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In the four year gap between these Austin rockers’ last album Transference, a lot has seemed to have happened, but really, not much has seemed to change. Lead singer Britt Daniel formed supergroup Divine Fits in his time off, recording the new bands first album and taking them on tour along the way. Bassist Rob Pope toured with his other band The Get Up Kids, while multi-talent Eric Harvey recorded his first solo album. Finally, drummer/producer Jim Eno continued to

Jenny Lewis Review: The Voyager

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Jenny Lewis The Voyager Between 2001 and 2008 Jenny Lewis released six albums; four with Rilo Kiley and two solo albums.  That is a pretty prolific output no matter who you are.  Since 2008 though, Lewis has only released I’m Having Fun Now with collaborator Jonathan Rice, until the release of The Voyager.  It is certainly better to have Jenny Lewis in your life than to not.  The Voyager is about what you would expect in diverse tone, but much

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