“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...
what now by sylvan Esso

What now by Sylvan Esso

  Follow up release to the surprise break-out self-titled debut album, Durham, N.C. duo Sylvan Esso’s “What Now” continues their successful brand of minimalistic, catchy electro-pop for the...
22, A Million by Bon Iver

22, A Million by Bon Iver

  “22, A Million” is Bon Iver’s third album and its first in five years; showing a band who refuses to rest on its laurels; changing its sound almost drastically with every album release. “22,...
I See You by The xx

I See You by The XX

Third album and first since 2012’s “Coexist,” “I See You” is both an improvement on that record and a step forward for this talented London trio.  While maintaining the group’s signature smooth,...