Best Albums of 2019: THE TOP FIVE

"Imagine there's no heaven. It's easy if you try. No hell below us. Above us, only sky. Imagine all the people, livin' for today. Ah!" - Doris

Best Albums of 2019: 10-6

"I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings ... Coming down, is the hardest thing." - Doris In December of 2019, as the other blogs...

Best Albums of 2019: 20-11

"You can't always get what you want ... but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you just might find ... you get what you need." - Doris

We’ve Heard It: Baroness – Gold & Grey

My esteemed colleague Coooooooooooooooooooooooooolin and I decided Baroness' latest record was too staggering for just one of us to review it. We've divided up the tracklist and went deep...

I’ve Heard It: Hot Chip – A Bath Full of Ecstasy

Hot Chip has always verged dangerously close to self-parody. They've never given up on their slinky, uncool version of electronic music with big portions of unironic sentimentality and dashes of plain old silliness. But...

I’ve Heard It: Full of Hell – Weeping Choir

When I think of Full of Hell, they’re perpetually in black and white. Not a romantic Humphrey Bogart saying a final goodbye to Ingrid Bergman kind of black and...

I’ve Heard It: High On Fire – Electric Messiah

Matt Pike would like it if you stopped comparing him to Lemmy. The High On Fire guitarist and frontman wants to distance himself from the legendary Motörhead venom spitter not out of ego but out of...

I’ve Heard it: Nathan Salsburg – Third

First, there is “Timoney’s”, a winding and whirling three-minute instrumental that seems to happily announce “once upon a time” to Nathan Salsburg’s 35 minute album Third. Timoney’s brings me back to Michal Hromek’s 1990 recording, Celtic...

I’ve Heard It: Panopticon – The Scars of Man On the Once Nameless Wilderness...

I think Ansel Adams would've been a black metal fan. He definitely would've been a Panopticon fan. The famed photographer and environmentalist's aesthetic consists exclusively of crisp black and white images of mammoth rock formations and...

I’ve Heard It: King Tuff – The Other

  The Other opens with its solemn and sparse title track, and Kyle Thomas sounds like he's on the brink of descending into a spiral of despair. His words are a little clumsy, like a tipsy, nervous storyteller...