Typhoon - "White Lighter"

When I think of big, oversized music groups, I think cacophonies. A-synchronistic melodies and often non-sensical lyrics; wide-ranging harmonies and alluring imagery. Broken Social Scene; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes; The Arcade Fire; Gogol Bordello. They’re eclectic and chaotic, and if done right, these messes of musicians have the ability to pull their sound off. Eleven piece Portland outfit Typhoon is ...

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Fuck Buttons - "Slow Focus"

If anything could mark the trends we’ve seen in music throughout the 21st century, it would be the rise of electronica, and an increasing obsession with sonic intensity. Though many artists use these qualities purely for the purpose of moving bodies, Bristol’s Fuck Buttons have something far more complex in mind. By using house music as a jumping off point for their noisier experiments, Fuck Buttons have created ...

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Sigur Rós: "Kveikur"

When Sigur Rós began as an iconic post rock band, their music held an ethereal, untouchable quality.  However, as their work gained more upbeat pop qualities on top of their original sound, many felt they had begun to stagnate. Though they had helped to define the post rock genre, their work had become lost amongst that of their peers.  With their newest album, however, they have experienced a grand return to form...

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Date Palms - "The Dusted Sessions"

This album comes as a breath of sand soaked air. It takes you away to a desolate desert world, while retaining elements that blend synth sounds with a rustic and western-feeling American slide guitar. The textures presented bring the album together like a tapestry of a dreamy sonic landscape. The album begins with the ‘Yuba Source part 1,’ which is a perfect way to tune the mind for what is to come, as the rec...

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Queens of the Stone Age - "Like Clockwork"

Although the cover art of this album, created by Boneface, is a nice warm and inviting color, the contrast of the skull man eating the woman is a more accurate portrayal of the album as a whole. Lyrically, this album can be compared to a dark cloud over a murky city. Joshua Homme was extremely depressed while writing this album (their first release in seven years), and this is reflected in the album's "raw as hell" n...

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