Lila Rose – We Animals

I hadn't ever heard of the condition hyperacusis before I began writing this review, but it seems that Lila Rose had the misfortune to be born with the condition, which affects the muscles of the ear and can make some everyday noises unbearable, even painful to hear. Exactly what effect this has had on Lila Rose's music isn't perhaps something that … [Read more...]

Atlas Losing Grip – Currents

Opening her new album, Vulnicura, Björk chimes, "I have emotional needs." With that, she taps into raw, personal truths. She also makes a great argument for listening to Slayer or any band that would dismiss those lyrics as gross self-preoccupation. But Atlas Losing Grip's new album just about tops Björk. Self-diagnoses abound in Currents. This … [Read more...]

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #2 (The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good, 1988)

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #2 (The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good, 1988) With this re-vamped DOA feature, we focus our attention on an album that may not have the recognition or notoriety it deserves. It might be a cult hit, it might be a small favorite or it might even be an album that is just so great, we feel it needs all of the … [Read more...]

Efterklang – Performing Parades

The symphonic choral rock group Efterklang released Parades in October 2007. A year later, the band performed this highly praised album with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Performing Parades captures that live concert and makes for a fantastic listening experience. Efterklang consists of 3 to 4 core members with additional helpers for … [Read more...]