Post-Punk

Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker On their second full-length album (and first since 2018), London band Goat Girl offer up what could probably be best described as ambient pop punk. Or, possibly “dream pop punk”? Almost all of the lucky thirteen songs that comprise On All Fours scream about as loud as a song can scream… Read more

IDLES – ‘Ultra Mono’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ed Miles “I’m guessing you cannot tell from my tone // I mean business,” lead singer Joe Talbot quips on “Kill Them with Kindness” from IDLES’ recent full-length release Ultra Mono. We know he’s being sardonic, since from the very first lyric uttered on the Bristol, England rock band’s socially and politically honed… Read more

The Killers – ‘Imploding The Mirage’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft Beginning with their 2004 debut album Hot Fuss and the classic singles “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside”, the Killers became among the few actual rock bands who were launched in the twenty-first century to establish a major presence in popular culture and then more-or-less maintain it. The ‘80s influence was… Read more

The Strokes – ‘The New Abnormal’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jason McDonald When the twenty-first century began, the garage band revival spearheaded by bands like the White Stripes looked to become the defining rock trend of the moment. Unfortunately, the Seattle grunge scene of a decade earlier had left popular culture somewhat (and needlessly) obsessed with geographic centralization, so because the garage rock… Read more

The Replacements – ‘Dead Man’s Pop’ Album Box Set Review

Photo Credit: Paul Natkin/Wire Image Leave it to the Replacements to use what’s probably their least-liked record as the centerpiece of their most elaborate and ambitious re-issue release to date. The new sixty-track behemoth Dead Man’s Pop is chiefly an attempt to breathe new life into their sixth studio album Don’t Tell a Soul, which when originally released in 1989 was if only by default a bright spot in an era dominated by hair metal, monotonous… Read more