After teasing us with snippets of guitar licks and hagiographic videos from their luminary collaborators, the robots have finally landed on Earth to present their stunning magnum opus.
Impersonator is a beautifully crafted album that teases at a big moment that never seems to come.
Trouble Will Find Me may draw on some of the creativity of their early work, but it is firmly rooted in the sound that The National has so assuredly developed over the last two albums.
It’s hard to not have images of ballroom blitzes or Scooby-Doo chase scenes dance through your mind while listening to Wampire’s first release, Curiosity.
“I’ve had dreams of Boston all of my life,” Ezra Koenig sang in “Ladies of Cambridge” in 2007. Six years later, he seems to be perfectly content with New York.
If you feel a strange sensation of déjà vu while listening to Secondhand Rapture, it is probably because you have heard the majority of it before. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
This summer, you can find me in the park with my Jambox and Acid Rap on repeat.
With production from James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco) and Andy Butler (Hercules and the Love Affair), Nocturnes is built for those naughty twilight hours that flash and fade like disco ball reflections on a sticky dancefloor.
Savages’ daring debut album, Silence Yourself, demands us to shut up and listen.
For Deerhunter, their excellent sixth album, Monomania, is an example of focus and self-exploration.