Can – Tago Mago (1971)

Can – Tago Mago (1971)

“You must play monotonous” – unattributed Sometimes the most bizarre of circumstances lead to inspiration. For Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit,...

SZA – CTRL (2017)

    Solána Imani Rowe is an incessant perfectionist. Maybe that’s the most succinct explanation for the four-year-long gap between...

Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens (2017)

    Kelly Lee Owens’ self-titled debut opens with a feint. “S.O” is unassuming: just sweeping string pads, rubbery drums,...

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)

Sam Cutler recently made a comment in the documentary A Long Strange Trip that’s really stuck with me. He proposes that American bands...

Alvvays – Antisocialites (2017)

      Molly Rankin has one of those voices in pop that I think is absolutely perfect. Ever since...

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

  Six years after LCD Soundsystem’s elaborate, three-hour-long farewell show at Madison Square Garden, the New York dance-punk group has...

John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1960)

John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1960)

The premise behind My Favorite Things is simple. Take a famous show tune, shift it a direction and stretch it to...

Amnesia Scanner – AS TRUTH (2017)

    Amnesia Scanner don’t do interviews. When they perform, they’re little more than silhouettes, and their releases arrive with...

<100 Week of 10/6

<100 Week of 10/6

<100 Less Than One Hundred (or more simply put <100) is a sporadically planned segment where I (Rem) review albums...

Grachan Moncur III – Evolution (1964)

Grachan Moncur III – Evolution (1964)

In the post-bop explosion of the early 60s, Blue Note was the home of countless innovations. With Andrew Hill, Eric...