Little Dragon Season High

On their fifth effort, the Gothenburg unit attempt to insert some structure into their sonically adventurous pursuits with mixed results. 

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Future Islands The Far Field

The Far Field finds Future Islands taking a deeper dive into the darkness, seeking out the light through some of the strongest songs of their career. 

Joe Marvilli runs round this wailing world...

Happyness Write In

The South London trio shed their wildly expressive debut in favor of a more cohesive statement that accentuates their songwriting smarts.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Depeche Mode Spirit

While Depeche Mode sings about the loss of humanity's spirit, their own sense of soul and adventurousness is missing in action as well. 

Joe Marvilli finds little inspiration in Depeche Mode's revolution....


Quick Takes (March 2017)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writers Juan Edgardo Rodríguez and Carl Purvis once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. Featuring albums from Spoon, Jesus and Mary Chain, Jay Som, Aimee Mann, and more.

Click here to follow Spoon's steady groove...

The Great Otis Redding

In the mid-sixties, Stax/Volt Records seemed to be one of the few labels where spontaneity was still valued. As such, it was the perfect place for Otis Redding, who was waiting in the wings to be someone.

Angel Aguilar takes us back...


Three Screenplays By Paddy Chayefsky

Winner of three Academy Awards, screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky was one of Hollywood's most influential writers. Whose work remains just as chillingly relevant today.

Angel Aguilar writes...


20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Strengthened by a sophisticated autobiographical screenplay, the film's poignant and warmly amusing scenes capture an enriching spectrum of resilient personalities in 1979 Santa Barbara, CA.

Grant Phipps regards...