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By Jonathan Zuckerman On Monday, September 16th, 2019

Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride

Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride (Sony Music) Father of the Bride is Vampire Weekend’s first album in six years, their longest gap between albums and a good stretch of time by any standard. Amazingly, it’s More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Karen O and Danger Mouse- Lux Prima

Karen O and Danger Mouse Lux Prima (BMG Rights Management) When Danger Mouse was a kid and his folks went to parent-teacher conferences, I’ll bet his teachers told them he plays well with others. The man is not More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Monday, June 4th, 2018

The Melvins: Pinkus Abortion Technician

The Melvins Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac Recordings) I’m sure it will surprise no one that The Melvins have a new album out. Their prolific output is proof of their belief that more is more. But if that More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Alex Chilton: A Man Called Destruction

Alex Chilton A Man Called Destruction (Omnivore Records) Here’s the thing about cult artists: if you’re already in the cult, it’s hard to explain why you’re a fan. All you have to do is listen to the object More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins (RCA Records) In the mid-2000’s, the nebulous genre known as indie-rock was at the height of its popularity. With the exception of Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear were probably the biggest More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Friday, October 27th, 2017

L.A. Witch: L.A. Witch

L.A. Witch L.A. Witch (Suicide Squeeze Records) Close your eyes and imagine the kind of music a witch would make. Now imagine what it would sound like if that witch was from L.A. Got it? That’s exactly what the More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

At the Drive-In: in.ter

At the Drive-In in.ter (Rise Records) One of the most exciting things that happened to me this year was finally getting to see At the Drive-In live. I missed them in their original incarnation and their More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Gorillaz: Humanz

Gorillaz Humanz (Parlophone Records Limited) Gorillaz albums are like seasons of Louie: they’re completely unique but always high quality, you never know what’s going to happen or who’s going to pop up, More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Metallica: Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

Metallica Hardwire…To Self-Destruct (Blackened Recordings) Just as most people can’t think “reggae” without thinking Bob Marley, heavy metal and Metallica have basically become one and the same. They aren’t More...

By Jonathan Zuckerman On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest: We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service

A Tribe Called Quest We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (EPIC RECORDS GROUP) If you were born when A Tribe Called Quest released their previous album, The Love Movement, you’d be about as old now More...