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

Extortion – Terminal Cancer EP

Extortion Terminal Cancer EP:

Your usual Power Violence album. That means it’s loud, fast, angry, and poorly recorded. Gets old quickly, but still fun to listen to once in a while.

Rating: 9/15 better song titles than actual songs

Lithops-Ye Viols!

Lihops Ye Viols!:

An interesting variety of electronic music, ranging from minimalist influenced works, to near sound collages. Overall a decent listen, but some of the keyboard tones could complement the compositions better, if they were a little less harsh.

Rating: 11/15 Bloops and Loops

Carpathian – Isolation

Carpathian Isolation:

This is decent melodic hardcore. It does what that well, but doesn’t do anything new or different. Sometimes you don’t need to though to make an enjoyable album.

Rating: 11/15 dues with Bane Hoodies