Jarvis Cocker / Chilly Gonzales Room 29

This collaboration between Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales has a cool, classic Hollywood theme that lends itself to a lounge vibe. But most of the songs pass by without notice. The sameness fails to elevate the concept of celebrity and depravity to anything noteworthy. 

Joe Marvilli makes his stay a short one...

(Sandy) Alex G Rocket

With a little help from his friends, the prolific Philadelphia singer-songwriter's latest explores a brainy mixture of cosmic country and folk that draws attention to his imaginative faculty.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...


The Washington D.C. rapper's latest focuses on the next chapter in his life: fatherhood.

Michael J. Barilleaux reviews...

Slowdive Slowdive

The veteran shoegaze band releases their first album in twenty two years.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...


Chris Cornell: An Afterword

On Thursday 17th May, Chris Cornell took his own life just hours after playing a show with Soundgarden. His voice was one of the best of this or indeed any other generation, and his skill as a songwriter was indisputable. Carl Purvis reflects on his life, career and legacy.

Carl Purvis reflects...

Quick Takes (April 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 Feist, Thurston Moore, Incubus, Mark Lanegan, and more.

A Lynchian vision of Feist takes you there...


René Clément

Admired by Hitchcock, Scorsese and Wilder, RenéClément was largely unappreciated in his own time in his home country. Find out why his work is ripe for reappraisal 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...