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Alphaville: Strange Attractor

Alphaville Strange Attractor (Universal Music LLC) The last time we heard from 80’s synth pop icons Alphaville, it was 2010 and they had just released Catching Rays On Giant, which capitalized heavily on the emergence of EDM into mainstream music and thus, its subsequent trending and almost constant presence. It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 More...

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By Ralph Greco On Friday, June 9th, 2017

Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child

Willie Nelson God’s Problem Child (Legacy Recordings) Willie Nelson’s 61st studio album God’s Problem Child, (yes, you read that right, 61st) features 13 songs, 6 of them written by Nelson and his producer, More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco This Old Dog (Captured Tracks) Mac DeMarco’s This Old Dog is off to a chill start. The introductory track, “My Old Man” is a gentle ditty about romance and getting older. The chorus goes, “uh 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 Ralph Greco On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Richie Kotzen: Salting Earth

Richie Kotzen Salting Earth (Headroom Inc) A stumbling drum beat and picked flang-y echoed guitar with Richie Kotzen’s wailing vocal, rolls into the plodding “End of Earth” opener of Kotzen’s latest, More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, June 5th, 2017

Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi: The Journey

Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi The Journey (Inter-Continental) Opening with Salar Hamzei’s high-spirited guitar noodling and percussion, with trilling female vocals and Şefkat Sağlamer’s accordion on top, “The More...

By Andy Halo On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Sonic Death: Space Goth

Sonic Death Space Goth (Svet i Teni/HOME CULT) You have to love a band that introduces themselves on their Bandcamp page as “two horrible motherfuckers with problems.” Sonic Death is a sludgy, psychedelic indie More...

By Andy Halo On Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Goldfrapp: Silver Eye

Goldfrapp Silver Eye (Mute) Every time Goldfrapp comes out with a new album, it’s a little bit different from the last. Constantly evolving, the Mute Records synthpop duo has run the gamut from the glam of Black More...

By Matt Martello On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Robin Trower: Time and Emotion

Robin Trower Time and Emotion (V-12 RECORDS) Legendary blues and rock guitarist Robin Trower is back with another studio release, Time and Emotion. For some musicians advancing in age, it is enough to offer a More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Ivan Beecroft: Dirty Lie

Ivan Beecroft Dirty Lie (self-released) We don’t hear the description “Australian retro rock/pop artist” used often, but Ivan Beecroft might just be the living embodiment of that tag. On his new album, Dirty More...