YUNOREVIEW: APRIL ’14

It’s that time of the month, isn’t it? I’M TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THESE RECORDS IN BRIEF. I WISH I HAD THE TIME TO REVIEW THEM IN FULL ON THEIR OWN IN APRIL, BUT SUCH IS LIFE. HERE’S THE LIST:

PROTOMARTYR – UNDER THE COLOR OF OFFICIAL RIGHT
CURRENT 93 – I AM THE LAST OF ALL THE FIELD THAT FELL (A CHANNEL)
DANGER – JULY 2013
GRIDLINK – LONGHENA
AFGHAN WHIGS – DO TO THE BEAST
ASHER ROTH – RETRO HASH
WYE OAK – SHRIEK
MERKAHBAH – MOLOCH
ODONIS ODONIS – HARD BOILED, SOFT BOILED
AUTOPSY – TOURNIQUETS, HACKSAWS AND GRAVES
WOODS – WITH LIGHT AND WITH LOVE
TEEBS – E S T A R A
KELIS – FOOD

YUNOREVIEW: JANUARY 2014

A series of brief reviews dealing in records I didn’t get a chance to do a full review over the past month. Here, I touch down on the latest records from Dum Dum Girls, Warpaint, Cities Aviv, Alcest, Young The Giant, and more! Thank you for watching!

The Best Music of 2013

Here’s a video playlist of segments listing out my favorite albums, singles, eps, and music videos of 2013! You can watch beyond my 2013 and check out what my favorites were from the past several years as well! Happy viewing, and here’s to hoping 2014 is just as awesome.

Depeche Mode, CHVRCHES, Tera Melos, Wire, Black Angels, and more w/the Quickness

A group of quick, cursory reviews and mentions of some songs and albums that I wanted to talk about for the past week, but didn’t get a chance to. So, they have wound up in this video.

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Kvelertak – Meir

Kvelertak delivers once again with high energy, solid production, anthemic melodies, catchy choruses, and a tastefully executed blend of influences: rock ‘n’ roll, black metal, hardcore punk, and heavy metal.

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Clipping – Midcity

It’s Clipping, bitch…

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Atoms For Peace – Amok

On this debut Atoms For Peace LP, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke uses this new band of his to continue honing the electronic style he’s been toying with since 2006′s The Eraser. Stylistically, it’s almost a sequel to Radiohead’s The King of Limbs, and this just happens to be one of those moments where the sequel is better.

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Iceage – You’re Nothing

Iceage’s sophomore full-length brings the same downtrodden, depressive ferocity that the band’s last album did, but with a bit more length and diversity. While it’s not exactly progressive, it’s still a blast–just like the debut LP.

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Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat

On her latest installment of tracks–which were formulated at the time of 2008′s Dragging a Dead Dear Up a Hill–multi-instrumentalist Liz Harris brings another collection of ambient-style folk tracks that are opaque, shadowy, and extremely emotive.

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Top-50 Albums of 2012

It’s been another year, y’all! So here are my favorite albums from this past year! It’s been fun doing reviews for you on the regular, and I plan to continue into 2013. Thanks for liking, commenting, watching, and believing.

Here is a YouTube playlist of music from these 50 albums.