“In Mind” sounds unmistakably like Real Estate, the group does rock out a bit more than on prior album

In Mind by Real Estate

Fourth full-length by Northern Jersey bred indie jangle pop act is another winner, making a strong if subtle case that Real Estate is one of the best and most consistent rock groups of this decade.  Founding...
Hot Thoughts by Spoon

Hot Thoughts by Spoon

The always-reliably great Austin indie-rock institution comes up with yet another winner in “Hot Thoughts”.  The title track, “Can I Sit Next To You” and “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” and...
This Old Dog by Mac Demar

This Old Dog by Mac DeMarco

Over the past decade, singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco has developed a reputation as a goofy, albeit talented and prolific, millennial slacker slob.  “This Old Dog”, his third full-length album, finds...
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animals

Sunbathing Animals by Parquet Courts

“Sunbathing Animal” by Parquet Courts, a punkish indie-rock Brooklyn band (half of the members are from Denton, Tx) is better sounding, better produced, more ambitious and better reviewed than their first...
SPOON - They Want My Soul

They Want My Soul by Spoon

Spoon is back with a vengeance with “They Want My Soul”. Spoon gets my vote for the most consistently great rock band of the last 15 years. With Sleater-Kinney coming back they have some competition and...
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Is the is Are by DIIV

Double album follow-up to DIIV’s very good debut album “Oshin”. Though not without standouts (Dopamine!!) the songs seem to run together, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “Is The Is Are”...
RealEstate - Atlas

Atlas by Real Estate

Suburban New Jersey raised Real Estate has gotten progressively better with each of their three albums and “Atlas” is a true beauty filled with chiming jangle pop and melancholy music about love,...
St. Vincent -St. Vincent

St. Vincent by St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark absolutely shreds on electric guitar, but does so in a controlled, robotic way showing us that the art, the music and the theatrics are all part of a well-orchestrated...