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Art Brut | Brilliant! Tragic!

Cooking Vinyl/The End Records (2011)
On Art Brut's third album, Eddie Argos can't decide if he wants to be Jarvis Cocker or Sid Vicious.  
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  May 25, 2011

Fredrick list

Fredrick | Flora

The Kora Records (2011)
Dreamy Swedish electropop outfit Fredrik bring a mellow collection of tunes stateside with their third album.
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  April 13, 2011

Elbow list

Elbow | Build A Rocket Boys!

(Fiction/Polydor/Downtown 2011)
With the Mercury Music Prize for 2008's The Seldom Seen Kid , Elbow took their rightful place among post-Britpop stars.
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  April 06, 2011


The Mountain Goats | All Eternals Deck

Merge (2011)
The Mountain Goats' 13th studio album is an artfully simple collection featuring narrative-rich lyrics, John Darnielle's flinty, clear vocals, and jangly, driven, acoustic guitars.
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  March 23, 2011

Liam Gallagher, Beady Eye

Beady Eye | Different Gear, Still Speeding

Dangerbird (2011)
Beady Eye's eagerly awaited debut represents Liam Gallagher's uninspiring foray into the spotlight without Noel, his battle-weary brother and Oasis's chief songwriter.
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  March 03, 2011


The Low Anthem | Smart Flesh

Nonesuch (2011)
For those eager to see that indie-folk cherry get popped, the Low Anthem's latest should be the lucky one to do the deed.
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  February 23, 2011


The Dears | Degeneration Street

Dangerbird Records (2011)
This fifth and latest album from the Dears suggests that these Montreal natives need to clear out some Britpop cobwebs.  
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  February 16, 2011


Review: Esben And The Witch | Violet Cries

Matador (2011)
This debut is akin to an amateur theater production. Throughout its unnecessary drama, the Brighton (UK) trio try to reinvent shoegaze but get lost in their own excessive and confusing use of effects pedals.
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  January 27, 2011


The Decemberists | The King Is Dead

Capitol (2011)
It may be called The King Is Dead , but the latest Decemberists album screams "rodeo" rather than "royalty."
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  January 11, 2011


Bombay Bicycle Club | Flaws

Island (2010)
London's Bombay Bicycle Club here take a Brit-folk cue from Mumford & Sons, sharing both the genre and some of the achy-breaky harmonies of the more popular band.
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  December 07, 2010



Our Love to Admire | Capitol
On their third album, NYC mood merchants Interpol don’t quite rest on the laurels of their 2004 major-label debut, Antics .
By: MIRIAM LAMEY  |  September 05, 2007

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