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Mark Kozelek and Sean Yeaton — Yellow Kitchen — ALBUM REVIEW

Veteran songwriter Mark Kozelek hardly needs an introduction, but I’ll venture one anyway. He initially came up as the lead vocalist of beloved Bay Area slowcore/indie rock band Red House … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Gauntlet of Short Album Reviews, Pt. 1 (DJ Khaled, 21 Savage, Washed Out, Toro y Moi, Ski Mask the Slump God, and more!!!)

It’s been difficult for me to write thorough, well-thought-out reviews at the pace I would prefer. As I’m an adult with responsibilities, this has left me publishing mostly reviews of … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

JAY-Z — 4:44 — ALBUM REVIEW

Writer’s note: This review NOT brought to you by Sprint, Samsung, or any corporation. Fuck corporations and death to capitalism.  Rapper, mogul, capitalist, and business/man JAY-Z scarcely needs an introduction. … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Denzel Curry — 13 — EP REVIEW

Last year, Florida rapper Denzel Curry put together an excellent set of tracks on his “Imperial” project, which was one of my favorites of 2016. While we await the proper … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dying Fetus — Wrong One to Fuck With — ALBUM REVIEW

Maryland-based brutal death metal band Dying Fetus was a group whose name I’d only recognized from tour posters around town, but never actually bothered to listen to. I’d never been … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Guerilla Toss — GT Ultra — ALBUM REVIEW

I first came across New York-based experimental group Guerilla Toss at the end of 2013 when the group dropped its “Gay Disco” EP. While I appreciated the band’s noisy, raucous … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ex Eye — Ex Eye — ALBUM REVIEW

The formation of avant-metal super-quartet Ex Eye was something which excited me from the moment I first heard about it. Among this group’s membership are experimental saxophonist extraordinaire Colin Stetson … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment