Cat Power-Jukebox

Cat Power Jukebox:

A perfect display of Chan Marshall’s uncanny ability to take any piece of music and make it boring.

Rating: 3/15 Interesting as a glass of warm milk points

Antony and The Johnsons-The Crying Light

Antony and The Johnsons The Crying Light:

A collection of well orchestrated, down-tempo, very sad indie pop music. This album lacks musical and lyrical variation, but each track is solid in and of itself.

Rating: 11/15 Noh dancers

Roses Kings Castles-Selftitled

Roses Kings Castles Roses Kings Castles:

Sounds like music for a British children’s TV show, but not in a bad way. Decent disk of charming indie pop.

Rating: 11/15 Smiling Brits

Late of the Pier-Fantasy Black Channel

Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel:

Synth heavy Indie rock. Most of the tracks sound like Modest Mouse with a few extra keyboards, but theres a prog-rock instrumental thrown in for good measure. The music, danceable but often inventive, usually carries a somewhat weak singer, thus songs focused on the singer tend to fall short. Not a bad debut overall.

Rating: 10/15 Cockney Squawks

Bon Iver-Blood Bank

Bon Iver Blood Bank:

Soulful guitar based indie pop. The only real downside to this EP is the final track where Iver decides to sing an acappella folk song into a robots asshole.

Rating: 11/15 Non vocoder tracks

Murry Hammond-I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m on My Way

Murry Hammond I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m on My Way:

A solid album of Country Gospel songs about spirituality and trains. Features cool production particularly with the vocals. Johnny Cash would have been proud.

Rating: 13/15 Jesus trains

Ty Segall-Ty Segall

Ty Segall Ty Segall:

One man fuzzed out garage rock. Very little variation, but the strong riffs and impassioned delivery make this a solid release.

Rating: 12/15 One man bands