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Play Me: “The Descent” by Bob Mould

As promised, Bob Mould’s first offering from his upcoming release, The Silver Age (9/4 on Merge Records), finds him back in the same buzzsaw pop mode as his former bands Husker Du and Sugar. And just like many of the tracks on those recently reissued Sugar albums, “The Descent” masks its doomy, downtrodden subject matter [...]

The Rockometer: Advaitic Songs by Om

Om Advaitic Songs Drag City Advaitic Songs is the second album by Om since Emil Amos replaced original drummer, Chris Haikus, and yet, the duo of Amos and Al Cisneros (bass/vocals) still sound like a band in transition. They lack both the thunderous simplicity and crushing rhythms of the original lineup and the expansive, cinematic [...]

The Rockometer: The Plot Against Common Sense by Future of the Left

Future of the Left The Plot Against Common Sense Xtra Mile Recordings Ian Cohen’s Pitchfork review of The Plot of Common Sense was rightfully hatcheted by Future of the Left’s Andrew Falkous for missinterpreting lyrics on multiple songs and overestimating the studio budget by, let’s say a factor of 100. Look, no musician likes a [...]