Album Reviews

Album Review: Fucked Up – Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009

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January 26, 2010
Album Review: Fucked Up – Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009

An in-depth review of the Fucked Up compilation album Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009, released 26 January, 2010 by Matador Records. In one word: Essential
Album Review: Porcupine Tree – The Incident

Album review of The Incident by Porcupine Tree, released September 2009 by Roadrunner. In one word: Segmentary

Album Review – Fat Wrecktrospective

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January 22, 2010
Album Review – Fat Wrecktrospective

Album review of Fat Wrecktrospective, a mega three-disc compilation release by Fat Wreck featuring 88 tracks from their artists, including some rare stuff previously only found on the Fat Club 7"s series. Released December 2009 by...
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Album Review: Horse the Band – Desperate Living

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January 22, 2010
Album Review: Horse the Band – Desperate Living

Album review of Desperate Living by Horse the Band, released October 2009 on Vagrant (US) and Roadrunner (Aus). In one word: Technocal.
Album Review: Vampire Weekend – Contra

As the hype merchants jump from one bandwagon to the next, Vampire Weekend's Contra is getting hailed by many as the essential sound for the year ahead. We're not even two weeks into a new...
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Album Review: Delphic – Acolyte

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January 5, 2010
Album Review: Delphic – Acolyte

Delphic's fortchoming debut album has been much hyped and heralded as the first great new sound of the new decade but beware of false prophecy. In one word: Overblown
Album Review: The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns

Album review of Hometowns by The Rural Alberta Advantage. Music Vice editor Brian Banks' album of 2009. Released July, 2009 on Saddle Creek. In one word: Fervent
Dead To Me – African Elephants

Title: African Elephants Artist: Dead To Me Label: Fat Wreck Chords Released: November 2009 In one word: Ambitious I’m a Dead To Me fan, I’ll be totally honest about this, in fact they’re probably my...
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Album Review: Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record

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December 10, 2009
Album Review: Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record

Title: Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris: Martha Wainwright’s Piaf Record Artist: Martha Wainwright Label: Republic of Music/V2 Records Released: November 2009 In one word: Astonishing This live album...
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The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Special Edition)

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December 4, 2009
The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Special Edition)

Title: Invaders Must Die Artist: The Prodigy Label: Take Me To The Hospital, Cooking Vinyl Released: November 2009 In one word: Bouncing The opening words ‘We Are The Prodigy’ of the first track...
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