Rating: 4 / 5 Reviewer: Michelle Kennedy It easy to picture Zooey Deschanel in an old sepia toned boudoir surrounded by everyone’s grandmother’s pearls and lace gloves; her inexplicably beautiful eyes sparking in the fading light of a warm California evening. It’s less easy to picture M. Ward there.
Rating: 4 / 5 Reviewer: Connor Turner The temptation to write a review for the awesome Blood Guts Bruises Cuts by abusing the term dude is far too rare of an opportunity to pass up. So do accept our apologizes for this low-brow review.
Rating: 5 / 5 Reviewer: Greg Hutton Most Carolyn Mark records evoke images of a continuous party that would, in all likelihood, be the most fun party you ever attended. Red wine, new best friends, and food are a few common themes, especially on 2002’s Terrible Hostess and the excellent 2004 album The Pros and [...]
Rating: 5 / 5 Reviewer: Andre Guimond Shrouded in the mystery of whether or not Hospice tells the real or imagined story of frontman Peter Silberman’s loss of a lover to bone cancer, this is a heart wrenching album undoubtedly full of the expression of real pain and misery, regardless of its back story.
Rating: 4 / 5 Reviewer: Lukas Clark-Memler The album commences with a whispered request for a story, and so begins the daring and mesmerising musical accompaniment to the timeless story, Where the Wild Things Are.
Rating: 4.5 / 5 Reviewer: Garth Paulson It’s not often in today’s reunion obsessed musical landscape that the results of getting the band back together are better than the first time around. Today, people seem to be content with their old favourites getting back together for a string of sloppy, nostalgic shows. If they happen [...]
Rating: 4 / 5 Reviewer: Nathan Atnikov Doug Martsch hasn’t exactly been prolific since forming Built to Spill in 1992. Under the BtS name, just seven studio albums have seen the light of day. But given how good those seven have been, it’s hardly a quality-quantity ratio argument worth having.
Rating: 4 / 5 Reviewer: Jon Roe By combining soulful harmonizing and light guitar backing, the Kings of Convenience have crafted the perfect soundtrack to staring longingly out a rain-spattered window with Declaration of Dependence.