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Artist: Dinosaur Jr. Album: Sweep It Into Space For everyone who thought guitar-based rock was destined for the underground, the new Dinosaur Jr. album pulls it voraciously back into the light. Since the reformation of the original lineup in 2005, J. Mascis (vocals/guitar), drummer Murph and bassist/vocalist Lou Barlow have churned out a stream of […]
Quiltro is an instrumental trio that weaves cinematic soundscapes through a post-rock/psychedelic prism. Their self-titled debut album is a good representation of their live show. Anyone with a passing interest in early 1970s Pink Floyd, Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky should give these guys a listen. The latest release from Elephant9 continues the Norwegian trios […]
By Jon Dawson/Staff Writer New album: Patch The SkyArtist: Bob Mould With his band Husker Du, Bob Mould channeled punk aggression through a melodic filter that acted as the counterbalance to R.E.M.’s initial pastoral leanings. Years later Green Day would take the same approach, albeit with geographically doubtful accents and weaker songwriting. There’s always going […]
(From 2016) By Jon Dawson/Staff Writer New album: What I’m Feelin’ Artist: Anthony Hamilton Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Anthony Hamilton is arguably the greatest R&B artist of the day, and his new album is another winner. What I’m Feelin’ benefits from another collaboration between Hamilton and producer/co-writer Mark Batson. Aside from the quality […]