Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

Famed songstress Jenny Lewis drops her most commercial effort yet with The Voyager.

Mellowhype – INSA

Mellowhype’s latest project shows an enjoyable increase in technical skill since their last full-length affair–even if the end the result is sort of generic.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Pikapika Fantajin

Japan’s Kyary Pamyu Pamyu delivers another collection of absolutely adorable pop singles on this latest LP of hers.

YUNOREVIEW: JULY 2014

The magical monthly segment where I briefly touch down on a gauntlet of albums I didn’t get a chance to review this past month. These are just my short, straightforward, passionate, biased opinions.

Braid – No Coast
Jungle – Self-Titled
White Lung – Deep Fantasy
Strand of Oaks – Heal
Matthewdavid – In My World
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Days of Abandon
Sage Francis – Copper Gone
’68 – In Humor and Sadness
Bleachers – Strange Desire
Big Freedia – Just Be Free

Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business

Morrissey’s latest album feels more ideological than it does musical. Which is fine, I guess, if all you care about is what Morrisey thinks.

Deadmau5 – While (1<2)

Deadmau5′ new, double album showcases much more finesse and maturity than his past releases. His usual house bangers are dark, textured. Meanwhile, much of the second disc feels like it was inspired by some in-depth listens to a film score or two.

My Brightest Diamond – None More than You EP

Whimsical, delicate, and moving, these five new tracks from singer-songwriter Shara Worden–a.k.a. My Brightest Diamond–make for a pretty captivating lead-up to her next full-length album, which is dropping later this year. We actually shared a track from it a little while ago.

Seems like a pretty capable EP, and doesn’t really feel like any material that’s completely throw-away. If this is what didn’t make the album, I can only imagine how great this next release is going to be.

Wolves In the Throne Room – Celestite

Wolves In the Throne Room come through with an electronic and ambient change of pace on this new record of theirs.

YUNOREVIEW: June 2014

The magical monthly segment where I briefly touch down on a gauntlet of albums I didn’t get a chance to review this past month. These are just my short, straightforward, passionate, biased opinions.

Fucked Up – Glass Boys
Fire! Orchestra – Enter
Cormorant – Earth Driver
Venetian Snares – My Love Is A Bulldozer
Antlers – Familiars
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
50 Cent – Animal Ambition
Keaton Henson – Romantic Works

Additional reviews:
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
Linkin Park – …..sorta…
Anathema – Distant Satellites
Cakes Da Killa – Hunger Pangs
G-Eazy – These Things Happen

Various Artists – Tasty Morsels Vol. 2

An assortment of strange, lo-fi tunes that range from weirdo pop to ambient electronics. Thanks to the people over at Tasty Morsels for putting it together. For those that swoon to the sounds of Ariel Pink and bite-sized synths creating vast, funky soundscapes. Enjoy!