Deadmau5 – When (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.

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.

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

Behold, the epitome of superficial nostalgia!

Bones – Garbage

Bones latest mixtape is far from perfect, but it still displays a lot of what I’d like to be hearing in the darker, moodier side of underground hip hop right now.

Jack White – Lazaretto

Jack White’s sophomore LP might be instrumentally lavish, but these emotionally vacant songs features some of his worst tunes since the demise of the White Stripes.

Trap Them – Blissfucker

Trap Them’s latest record might be loud, but the flavorless production and forgettable riffs do these songs no favors.

YUNOREVIEW: MAY 2014

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 MAY, BUT SUCH IS LIFE. HERE’S THE LIST:

CLOSURE IN MOSCOW – PINK LEMONADE
ATMOSPHERE – SOUTHSIDERS
YOUNG AND IN THE WAY – WHEN DEATH COMES TO LIFE
KISHI BASHI – LIGHGHT
METRONOMY – LOVE LETTERS
INTUITION & EQUALIBRUM – SELF-TITLED
CONOR OBERST – UPSIDE DOWN MOUNTAIN
THE HORRORS – LUMINOUS
PLAID – REACHY PRINTS
KILLER BE KILLED – SELF-TITLED

clipping. – CLPPNG

clipping. lives up to hip hop tradition and pushes “noise hop” unorthodoxy on their sophomore album.

Eyehategod – Self-Titled

Famed sludge metal outfit Eyehategod is back with their first album in 14 years.

Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

New York singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten tests patience with a slow burner of a new record.